Frick Environmental Center Garden

The Frick Environmental Center and gardens restoration was completed in 2016. The garden is a mix of native trees, shrubs, perennials, and grasses. Around the historic gatehouses are flowering perennials to nourish pollinators. The building plantings include trees to provide shade and large beds of native grasses that support beneficial insects and require less mowing.

A noteworthy feature is 'The From Slavery to Freedom Garden'. This garden showcases plants used by enslaved people on their journey to freedom. This garden also provides a space for participants in PPC educational programs and the public to learn about vegetable plants. As you move away from the building there are meadows of flowering plants and grasses to provide habitat for birds and insects as well as create a transition into the woodland area. Click here to learn more about the 'From Slavery to Freedom Garden'.



Parks thrive when they have sun, soil, rain…and you. You ensure programs are offered, trees are planted, capital projects are funded, flowers are tended to, research is pursued. There is nothing the parks can’t do with you behind them.