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Friends of Concert Garden

The Neighborhood Gardens Trust asked the Collaborative to redesign the Concert Garden, a small sitting garden in Point Breeze. The garden’s volunteer stewardship committee and the larger community provided feedback on their favorite elements of the existing garden and the future program mix. The conceptual design preserves the garden’s memorial mural, lawn, and large Zelkova tree. It also provides a reconfigured stage, a brick plaza, and flexible seating to sustain old favorites like movie night and introduce new activities like story time and play.

Volunteer Design Team

Amy Syverson-Shaffer

Landscape Architect, Registered
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Himanshu Parmar

Cost Estimator
VJ Associates
Hicksville, New York
Havertown, Pennsylvania

Neil Garry


"Being able to bring simple solutions to longstanding problems is always rewarding."

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Stephen Panasci

Landscape Architect, Registered
Sikora Wells Appel
Haddonfield, New Jersey
Reflects volunteers' profession and firm at time of Design Grant
Project Title
Concert Garden: Conceptual Design for Revitalization
Sponsoring Nonprofit
Neighborhood Gardens Trust
2056-60 Ellsworth Street
Philadelphia, PA 19146
Point Breeze
Volunteer Hours
Value of Pro Bono Services
Design Grant Completed
December 17, 2018


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