Philadelphia’s Garden District springs to life with an updated Home & Garden Stroll, featuring over 50 vendors spread along the 7700 to 8600 blocks of Germantown Avenue. Chestnut Hill will blossom into a safe and spread-out home and garden marketplace on Sunday, May 2 (rain date May 16), from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Unlike previous years, the streets will remain open for traffic, and there will be fewer vendors than in the past. The scaled-back version of the event will allow visitors to spend the day at one of their favorite spring events while also staying socially distanced and safe.
Visitors can stroll the lush tree-lined sidewalks of Philadelphia’s Garden District and peruse home and garden goods. During the Home & Garden Stroll, guests can find inspiration for landscape design, tree and lawn care, and garden displays. The event will also feature furniture, home accessories, flowers, local fruit and vegetables, jewelry, clothing, and art for sale. Visitors can look forward to family-friendly children’s activities, live music, and food and drink specials at local restaurants.
With over 200 retailers, businesses, and 29 restaurants, the Chestnut Hill Business District is the perfect destination this spring, and the Home & Garden Stroll is just one more reason to make the trip! “Chestnut Hill’s Business District is excited to welcome visitors to its reimagined and socially distanced Home & Garden Stroll,” said Philip Dawson, executive director of the Chestnut Hill Business District. “With a variety of home and garden vendors spread along the Avenue, boutique shopping, and dining, there’s no better time to safely explore the flourishing beauty of Philadelphia’s historic urban village. This celebrated event will have something for everyone to enjoy whether you’re a local or a visitor.”
Home & Garden Stroll will include:
• More than 50 home and garden vendors along Germantown Avenue
• Landscape, lawn and tree care, garden sculpture & garden displays, heirloom plants, flowering
baskets, terrariums, and more
• Home design, hand-made furniture, quilts, jewelry, clothing, arts, and collectibles
• Boutique shopping at Chestnut Hill’s independent and unique shops
• Live music
• Innovative and diverse food from Chestnut Hill eateries: Barry’s Buns, Bredenbeck’s Bakery,
Campbell’s Place, Chestnut Hill Brewing Co., Fiesta, Cosimo’s Pizza Cafe, McNally’s Tavern
(featuring the famous Schmitter®), Iron Hill Brewery, Chestnut Grill & Sidewalk Cafe, Tavern on
the Hill, Poppy’s Café and Weavers Way Coop. And, of course, popcorn, cotton candy, ice cream,
and baked goods.
• Family activities, including arts and crafts
To ensure guests’ safety, all participants must wear a face covering over their nose and mouth at all times during the event, except when eating and drinking in restaurants’ approved outdoor dining areas. Individual businesses and outdoor display areas will also be enforcing mask-wearing and space capacity limits.