Philadelphia, PA - The Fairmount Park Horticulture Center is going to be transformed for the very first time to become “Getaway at the Greenhouse,” a pop-up indoor summer oasis. Prompted by the success of Philly park pop-ups, the Horticulture Center will turn into a flowering indoor escape for a series of free family and adult-friendly events amidst the Center’s exotic indoor botanical gardens.
Philadelphia's Getaway at the Greenhouse
Visitors are invited to overcome the winter blues by escaping inside this welcoming, green oasis. A collaboration between Philadelphia Parks & Recreation, Fairmount Park Conservancy and Constellation Culinary Group featuring food trucks, movies, live music and much more.
The Horticulture Center’s 20,000-square-foot greenhouse is going to provide free summer-inspired fun with an abundance of family-friendly “rooms” such as:
- The Jungle – Traveling zoo, Kids Rock DJ, live music, face painting, balloon artists, movie night
- The Beach – Oversized sandbox for an indoor beach escape
- The Lawn – Green grass for lounging and lawn games
- The Lounge – A Moroccan-themed area with unique furniture
- The Midway – Local food truck vendors and a cash bar with craft beers, wine, and handcrafted cocktails
Throughout the weekdays, the space will become a welcome environment for guests to discover and kids to play with games inside the sandbox and all through the greenhouse space. To provide the summer theme full circle, Getaway at the Greenhouse will host picnic-friendly Monday’s through Friday (daytime only), enabling outside food and beverages for visitors to enjoy on the grass. Food merchants will be providing up local fare on Saturday and Sunday’s.
As soon as the sun sets, the Greenhouse is going to turn into a nightly hot-spot where guests are invited to sip on cocktails and play games. Evening hours activities will even feature a mix of live music and also movie screenings. A variety of local food will be available for purchase.
The Getaway at the Greenhouse is made possible by Maggpie Rentals, Eventions Productions, PORT Urbanism, Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University, Philadelphia Zoo, Elmwood Park Zoo, and REC Philly.
*Please note: No outside food will be allowed during the course of evening events or any time during Saturday and Sunday. At all other times, the public is permitted to bring snacks and non-alcoholic beverages if desired.