Philadelphia’s Magic Gardens
1020 South St, Philadelphia, PA 19147
Phone: (215) 733-0390
Admission: $10 Senior $8 6-12 $5
Hours: Wednesday-Monday 11AM-6PM Closed Tuesdays
Handicapped Accessible

Covering an indoor and outdoor space equivalent to half a city block, Philadelphia’s Magic Gardens glistens with creativity, urban renaissance and a hint of madness.

Isaiah Zagar, a local artist who began tiling South Street in the 1960s and never stopped, constructed the space out of cement, bicycle spokes, bottles, ceramic shards, and other artistic knick-knacks and the tiled passages of the Magic Gardens weave over- and underground.
The Magic Gardens spans three city lots and includes indoor galleries and a large outdoor labyrinth.

Philadelphia’s Magic Gardens has educational programming, performances, tours, and mosaic workshops, all of which are open to the public.

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Fun Fact:
The rotating exhibitions have included art by adults with developmental disabilities, undocumented immigrants, and formerly incarcerated individuals.

Submitted By:

Kail Whitney

Narberth, PA

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