The Philadelphia Committee was formed in 1964 to combine the resources and talents of the ten area clubs in order to accomplish major civic projects more easily.
Projects are financed by annual contributions to the Fertilizer Fund, club dues, and the sale of publications and postcards. A joint meeting of the ten participating garden clubs, with an outstanding program, is held annually for all club members and their guests.
PCGCA funds were used to build the traffic triangle gardens flanking Logan Circle and to restore the Swann Fountain, which is the central feature of Logan Circle on the Parkway between Philadelphia’s City Hall and the Art Museum. Other funds have been used for projects at the Children’s Crisis Treatment Center, the Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education, the Physic Garden, and the Magee Rehabilitation Hospital.