city green

Melrose Garden

Melrose Holiday TreeAs many of you may have noticed, there is a new garden behind the Melrose Diner. And this week, it got a Christmas Tree.

What you may not know is that the Newbold CDC worked for several years coordinating with PennDOT, Philadelphia Streets Department and Department of Parks and Recreation to create a series of cut outs in the new road improvements to add some green space to the West Passyunk Corridor. Now the cut outs are here, we are working in partnership with the West Passyunk Neighbors, Newbold Civic Association, and local businesses along the Avenue to plant these spaces and beautify the neighborhood.

So far we have planted native grasses and shrubs that will come back fuller and greener every year. And, starting the spring Melrose Garden will be full of color with hundreds of daffodils and tulip bulbs. Thanks to everyone who supported Newbold CDC in bringing these gardens to life. If you would like to find out more, or volunteer to help out at the garden please don’t hesitate to contact us.