Philadelphia’s Magic Gardens


Copyright © 2014 Philadelphia's Magic Gardens
Copyright © 2014 Philadelphia’s 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.

You can support Philadelphia’s Magic Gardens by donating your time and energy. PMG is most interested in volunteers who can contribute their time on a regular basis, such as weekly, bi-monthly or monthly. They also hire Garden Guides.

Volunteer and internship opportunities include:

  • Visitor Services – Greet and educate visitors about Isaiah Zagar’s techniques and the history of the Magic Gardens
  • Grounds and Garden Maintenance – Assist with daily operations of the Gardens; may include tending the flower garden, organizing the office, and some light cleaning.
  • Special Events – Set up and break down of concerts, fundraisers, film screenings, and more.
  • Writing and Research
  • Photography and Graphic Design
Copyright © 2014 Philadelphia’s Magic Gardens

Volunteers can be as involved as they want to be at Magic Gardens; they are open to ideas and eager to meet you! All volunteers must schedule a time to meet with PMG staff prior to their first volunteer shift. Interested volunteers should email with their interests and background.


Phone: (215) 733-0390


Location: 1020 South Street, Philadelphia, PA 19147

*This site is accessible via public transportation from the Bryn Mawr campus.

Please see transportation reimbursement policy.