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Visiting Philly’s Magic Gardens

While the gardens is classified as a museum, the entire space essentially a mish mash of one-off art pieces and misfit items, to classify it as such doesn't feel fitting.

Philadelphia's Magic Gardens are currently open for 2020 with new procedures in place to ensure safety.

Philadelphia’s Magic Gardens may not be a garden per se but it is in fact magical and an ideal attraction for art hobbyists and those who enjoy unique experiences.

While the gardens is classified as a museum, the entire space essentially a mish mash of one-off art pieces and misfit items, to classify it as such doesn’t feel fitting. The whimsical wonderland is full of curiousities and nothing other than “the magic gardens” encaptures just that.

Isaiah Zagar, the artist behind the Mexican-art nuanced space has been beautifying Philadelphia for almost a decade. In fact, his work not only makes up the gardens but ordains several blocks in proximity to the space.

It’d be easier to list the items not included in as part of the installation rather than what is. Making your way through pathways and down small flights of stairs you’ll be able to pin point hundreds of glass bottles, tea cups broken into shards, bicycle wheels, clay figurines, and at least a hundred other treasures.

As far as museums go, this one certaintly embodies the motto that “one man’s trash is another man’s treasure”. The space is as original, edgy, and diverse as those who call Philadelphia home.

While this mostly-outdoor art installment is best experienced in person – and fortunately, Philadelphia’s Magic Gardens is now opened with new policies, limited and timed ticket sales, and a mask requirement. Tickets must be purchased in advanced for a specific 30-minute entry slot and are currently priced at $15 with cheaper options for seniors, students, and children.

For those who would rather experience safely from home, you can now virtually walk-through portions of the installment all from your official PMG website.

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2 comments on “Visiting Philly’s Magic Gardens

  1. dqfamilytravel

    We loved visiting the Magic Gardens. Such unique artwork and I loved how it was kind of a maze.

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  2. Wow this is such an interesting garden to walk around! Haven’t seen anything like it before.

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