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NKCDC Garden Center

The NKCDC Garden Center is a breath of air and greenspace on the Frankford Ave corridor. Located on the corner of Frankford Ave and Berks, the space regularly hosts community events and markets featuring local artists, musicians, and vendors.


The Garden Center space is available for private rentals. Discounts apply for nonprofit and community groups. Onsite bathroom, water, and electrial hookups. Interested in renting the space or hosting a community event? Download the rental agreement and send to Kae Anderson at kanderson@nkcdc.org.

Non-Profit/Community Group: $25/hour
All other: $50/hour
Damage Deposit (refundable): $200


In 1997, as part of NKCDC's Vacant Land Management Program, the the southeast corner of Frankford Avenue and Berks Street was transformed from a trash-strewn, abandoned lot into the plant-filled NKCDC Garden Center. Built in only six weeks by NKCDC staff, local residents, staff of the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society's Philadelphia Green Program, and AmeriCorps members from the National Community and Conservation Corps and designed by the Community Design Collaborative, NKCDC staff, and local residents, the Garden Center is a hallmark of NKCDC's Vacant Land Management Program, and a symbol of what we can achieve through collective action.

Until 2010, the Garden Center was a hub of greening resources and education, sparking the sustainability movement in Fishtown and the Riverwards. The Garden Center is currently used as an active space for NKCDC events and community programming.

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New Kensington Community Development Corporation
2515 Frankford Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19125
P: (215) 427-0350  |  F: (215) 427-1302  |  info@nkcdc.org
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