What’s Out There Weekend Philadelphia
May 18-19, 2013
TCLF invites you to explore and discover What’s Out There Weekend Philadelphia, featuring a series of FREE expert guided tours highlighting the city’s remarkable landscape legacy. During the weekend, members of the public can visit more than two-dozen different sites around the city.
Registration is suggested for all tours.
Follow the site links below to learn more about the property, its designers, and its history.
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Saturday, May 18
Center City West/Fairmount
Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Museum Without Walls - Public Art tour on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Museum Without Walls (bicycle tour, 8 mile loop) - Public Art tour in Fairmount Park (9:30am to Noon - meet at 9:00)
Laurel Hill Cemetery (2 to 3:30pm)
- College Green (10 to 11:30am)
The Woodlands (2:30 to 3:30pm)
PHS Meadowbrook Farm (1 to 3pm)
Ambler Arboretum - Temple University
Glen Foerd on the Delaware (10 to 11:30am)
Andalusia (1 to 2pm)
Sunday, May 19
Center City East
Christ Church Burial Ground (10:30 to 11am)
Independence Mall (11:30am to 12:30pm)
Bartram's Garden (11am to Noon)
Eden Cemetery - Collingdale (12 to 1pm)
CANCELLED Forbidden Drive (bicycle tour, 8 mile ride)
Temple University (Main Campus) (3 to 4:30pm)
Civic Space in the 'Cradle of Liberty'
Philadelphia’s history is written in its public spaces. Explore national treasures, innovative urban thinking, and hidden gems across the city including art and design in Fairmount Park, the Beaux Arts grounds of the Ben Franklin Parkway, the Rodin Museum and the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the Colonial heritage and Colonial Revival design in Independence Park, the groundbreaking Modernist expressions of Society Hill, and the Postmodernist plazas of Venturi Scott Brown. The tours reveal the back story about city shaping, landscape architecture and the design history of significant landscapes all over the city. Many are places people pass daily, but do we know their background stories?
What’s Out There Weekend dovetails with the Web-based What’s Out There, the nation’s most comprehensive searchable database of historic designed landscapes. The database offers a broad and interconnected way to discover the breadth of America’s historic designed landscapes, while What’s Out There Weekend gives people the opportunity to experience the landscapes they might see every day in a new way.
Civic Horticulture Events
May 16, 2013 | 6pm to 8pm
Launch reception at Pennsylvania Horticultural Society (PHS) 2013 Pop Up Garden
May 17, 2013 | 9am to 5pm
Civic Horticulture Conference at The University of the Arts
May 17, 2013 | 6pm to 8pm
Post-Conference Reception at OLIN