I finally got a chance to visit the Magic Gardens two weekends ago during Blog with Love. I can’t believe it has taken me this long to get down there. I could have spent the entire day photographing and exploring the gardens. There is just so much to look at! So much to discover!
I’ll let the pictures tell the story….
About the Magic Gardens
Philadelphia’s Magic Gardens is a folk art environment, gallery space, and nonprofit organization that showcases the work of mosaicist Isaiah Zagar. Located at the site of Zagar’s largest public mosaic installation, the Magic Gardens includes a fully mosaiced indoor gallery and a massive outdoor labyrinthine mosaic sculpture. The installation, primarily consisting of found objects and contributions from the community, covers half a city block with myriads of tile, texture, and color. A walk through the labyrinth will reveal sculptures from Latin America and Asia, bicycle wheels from local South Street shop Via Bicycles, Zagar’s hand-made tiles, and mirrors of every shape and size.
I highly, HIGHLY recommend visiting the Magic Gardens the next time you are in Philly.
Disclaimer: We were provided admission into the Magic Gardens free of charge. The opinions are 100% mine! Check them out and you’ll see why I am going back again…and again!