Obtain Your Plot

Based on availability, garden plots are assigned in April of each year. In order to be considered for a plot, you must complete 15 volunteer hours prior to the April plot assignment date. If no garden plots are available, you will be put on a wait list at the time of completion of your hours. Once you obtain a garden plot, you must maintain your 15 hours of volunteer requirements in addition to hours devoted to tending your own garden (as detailed in the Garden Policy). You must be a member of the Friends of Eastern State Penitentiary Park, which is developing Corinthian Gardens, to qualify for a garden plot.

If you’re not already a member, you can join by sending a request to, or FESPP, P.O. Box 56080, Philadelphia PA 19130. Please include your name, address, phone number and email address in the message or letter. You can also sign up at any FESPP event, including the volunteer workdays at Corinthian Gardens.