Philadelphia's Magic Gardens

Sculpture, Art Gallery
1020 South St (at Alder St)
Philadelphia, PA 19147
Monday
11:00am - 5:00pm
Tuesday
11:00am - 5:00pm
Wednesday
11:00am - 5:00pm
Thursday
11:00am - 5:00pm
Friday
11:00am - 6:00pm
Saturday
11:00am - 6:00pm
Sunday
11:00am - 5:00pm

Tips

  • What else can you say about Isaiah Zagar? He's a magic (gardens) man. The fun, funky Magic Gardens includes a fully mosaiced indoor gallery & a massive outdoor labyrinthine mosaic sculpture.
  • It may only be a 3,000-square-foot plot of urban land, but there's a lot to see. Reclaimed trash mosaics, mirror and tiles make this one hidden gem.
  • Make sure you climb every staircase, walk every path, explore every nook, and go to the bathroom. Quite the whimsical display of art.
  • Great place to enjoy a lunch while admiring great mosaic art!
  • Truly unique spot. Great for photo ops.
  • One of the best places I've ever been. Highly recommended!
  • All jokes aside the Gardens do a great job summing up a lot of the culture in Philly. Some things in that garden that are literally unbelievable. As in I can't find words to describe it on here.
  • Be sure to have your camera ready. Everything, including the washrooms are decorated. When finished, cruise South street to see more of his work being adorned on storefronts.
  • The artist really took his thoughts and displayed them so that everyone could admire them, I hope he realizes that his masterpiece has come to live and that with each visit something new is discovered
  • Seems like the perfect place for a game of I Spy.
  • Great site to visit on south street!!
  • Try to catch one of the short presentations (or at least talk to a guide). Knowing a bit about the artist's story gave me a whole new appreciation and understanding of the art.
  • Eclectic glass, haphazard paths, and ornate mosaics. One can do worse in an afternoon...
  • Awesome place to spend an afternoon. Bring a camera! Great place to bring a date and walk around!
  • Tour the Magic Gardens, a stunning collection of mosaic art by local artist Isaiah Zagar.
  • I'm so Happy
  • Explore Isiah Zagar's magical art space that seems to transform every time we visit. Admission is just a fiver, but you can support this local treasure by joining as an annual member, for just $25.
  • If you don't check out the beautiful murals here, then you are missing a hidden gem in Philadelphia.
  • Make sure you take the time to really explore this place. There are so many great little details, look at everything and take lots of pictures.
  • I loved this place, it's like nowhere I've ever been. So many painfully photogenic nooks and crannies to discover. Find his other works scattered around the south Philly neighbourhood.

Nearby places

400 South St (at S 4th St)
51 N 12th St (btwn Arch & Filbert Sts)
929 South St (at S 10th St)