The Murals

In May of 2000 the garden was lucky enough to have famous Philadelphia mosaic tile artist Isaiah Zagar create a beautiful mosaic tile mural, The Garden Goddesses, on one of the garden walls.

Isaiah Zagar putting up his initial design

For two days neighbors and workshop participants helped construct this large piece of public art.

Isaiah is a nationally recognized Philadelphia artist who has had his work commissioned for public spaces and received a National Endowment for the Arts fellowship in sculpture. A few years ago, Zagar received a $50,000 Pew Fellowship. The neighborhood is truly fortunate to have such a generous donation of art from this famous artist.

In March 2007, we were fortunate enough to have Isaiah add 4 more murals to our garden. Students from Moorestown Friends School helped complete these murals.

Four more murals added in 2007

Often people walking through the neighborhood discover the murals feeling like they’ve discovered a hidden treasure. They later wind up bringing their friends and family to the garden to enjoy it.