Happenings

April 23, 2014

Grow It Yourself (GIY) Workshop Series

Learn how to grow your own food and join us for the April GIY session, which will answer the question: “When do I start my tomatoes?” You’ll learn the basics of seeding and transplanting, which are essential to growing beautiful vegetables.

Partners of the Community Farm and Food Resource Center at Bartram’s Garden (CFFRC) will hold GIY classes on the last Wednesday of each month. These programs and FREE and open to the community.

To RSVP, email tyholmberg@gmail.com.

Presented by the Partners of the Community Farm and Food Resource Center at Bartram’s Garden: The Agaston Urban Nutrition Initiative, Pennsylvania Horticultural Society (PHS), Bartram’s Garden and City of Philadelphia Dept. of Parks and Recreation.

5:00pm - 7:00pm

April 26, 2014

Birding Smackdown!

Do you have eagle eyes? Think you have what it takes to help your favorite historic site in West Philly win the First Annual Birding Smackdown? Bartram’s Garden and The Woodlands are joining forces in a brand new, out-of-the-nest competition to determine which site really is the hottest spot for birds and birders.

The site with the most variety of bird species reported during the competition will be declared the 2014 Smackdown Winner, and will receive bragging rights for 365 days! There are lots of great prizes for our birders, too, so stay tuned! This event is part of the 2014 Philadelphia Science Festival.

HOW TO COMPETE:

1) First, download the scorecard checklist for the site where you plan to bird.

Click here to download the Bartram’s Garden scorecard checklist.

Click here to download The Woodlands scorecard checklist.

Want to bird at both sites? That’s cool, too! Just keep your results separate and submit both scorecards at the end of the competition. (Don’t forget to sign the Release and Indemnification Agreement attached to each scorecard!)

2) Find a team, or bird solo

Combine your bird-watching results with up to 4 birds of a feather in your team, or go it alone and bird as an individual competitor.

3) Get to birding!

Pick just one site, or bird-watch at both, and track your results on the scorecard. Just be sure to keep your results for each site separate. Read the competition rules first and don’t disturb any habitats or animals while you’re out in the field.

4) Write it down

Track your results on the scorecard checklist. Just be sure to keep your results for each site separate. Submit your scorecard at the end of the week and keep your wings crossed for a winning count! Any bird you see or hear and can identify beginning at dawn on April 26 until dusk on May 4 can be included in your count.

All completed scorecards and forms must be received by 4 P.M. on Monday, May 5, 2014 to be considered. Send in your completed scorecard and signed release form(s) to birdingsmackdown@gmail.com or drop them off at the office of Bartram’s Garden or The Woodlands. Birding Smackdown winners will be announced on Friday, May 9th!

12:00am - 11:59pm

Birding Walks with Naturalist Tony Croasdale

Take a walk with expert birder, Tony Croasdale, and explore Bartram’s Garden’s rich and varied bird habitat. This event will kick off the “Birding Smackdown,” a friendly competition between Bartram’s and The Woodlands.  Fabulous prizes will be awarded at the end of Philadelphia Science Festival Week!

A FREE event! Two walks will be held on April 26 — one at 7:30 am and a second at 9:00 am. Meet at the Welcome Center.

7:00am - 8:30am

May 2, 2014

Spring Fest & Plant Sale — Member Preview Party

Bartram’s Garden Members enjoy first pick of this year’s fabulous selection of plants during our annual Member Preview Party, plus a sneak peek at the stunning new Bartram’s Boxes Remix exhibition, presented in partnership with The Center for Art in Wood. Seasonal refreshments will be served.

Join or renew your membership the night of the party!

Click here for our spring plant sale list.

4:00pm - 7:00pm

May 3, 2014

Spring Fest & Plant Sale

Our annual Spring Fest & Plant Sale will feature a beautiful selection of heirloom roses in celebration of our Carr Garden restoration, plus vegetables, herbs, native perennials, shrubs, and trees.

Click here for our spring plant sale list.

Horticulturalists will be on hand to answer questions and share garden-planning advice.

House, Garden and community farm tours will be offered from 12 pm to 3 pm.

Special presentation at 10 am: “Growing Roses” by Nicole Juday, Horticulture Education Coordinator at the Barnes Foundation. $10 adults / $8 seniors & students / Free for Bartram’s Garden Members. Register online: bartramroses.bpt.me.

* The Spring Fest & Plant Sale will take place on both Saturday, May 3, and Sunday, May 4. Bartram’s Garden Members enjoy first pick of this year’s fabulous selection of plants during our Member Preview Party on Friday, May 2, plus discounts on plant purchases all weekend long!

10:00am - 4:00pm

May 4, 2014

Spring Fest & Plant Sale

Our annual Spring Fest & Plant Sale will feature a beautiful selection of heirloom roses in celebration of our Carr Garden restoration, plus vegetables, herbs, native perennials, shrubs, and trees.

Click here for our spring plant sale list.

Horticulturalists will be on hand to answer questions and share garden-planning advice.

House, Garden and community farm tours will be offered from 12 pm to 3 pm.

Special performance at 2:00 pm: “Native Plants: A performance of the Poetry of Marianne Moore and William Carlos Williams” presented in partnership with the Rosenbach Museum and Library. $10 adults / $8 seniors & students / Free for Rosenbach & Bartram’s Garden Members. Reservations recommended.

* The Spring Fest & Plant Sale will take place on both Saturday, May 3, and Sunday, May 4. Bartram’s Garden Members enjoy first pick of this year’s fabulous selection of plants during our Member Preview Party on Friday, May 2, plus discounts on plant purchases all weekend long!

 

10:00am - 4:00pm

Native Plants: A performance of the Poetry of Marianne Moore and William Carlos Williams

American poets Marianne Moore and William Carlos Williams both intellectually blossomed in Philadelphia, Moore at Bryn Mawr and Williams at Penn. In the 20th century they would come to define the voice of American Modernist poetry.  While many of their contemporaries expatriated to Europe, both Moore and Williams stayed put on American soil, carefully cultivating their gardens of verse into spectacular volumes of poetry.

The Rosenbach Museum and Library is home to Moore’s papers and re-created living room, and Bartram’s Garden was a site of inspiration for both authors.

In this program, we celebrate these two visionary authors, and what inspired their insatiable curiosity for the natural world.  Actors will perform Moore’s poem “Virginia Britannia” and Williams’ poems “The Yellow Flower” and “The Pink Locust” as well as read selections of their correspondence. The presentation will be followed by a discussion and a Q&A session.

The Rosenbach Museum and Library, located at 2008 Delancey Place in Philadelphia, will also host a second performance on Thursday, April 24 at 6:00 PM. For more information, visit: www.rosenbach.org/learn/events/native-plants.

This program was sponsored by Richard Stockton College of New Jersey.

Free for Rosenbach and Bartram’s Members! General admission is $10 for adults, $8 for seniors/students. Advanced registration is recommended.

To register for the May 4 program at Bartram’s Garden, please click here.

To register for the April 24 program at the Rosenbach, please call (215) 732-1600, ext. 100 or email rsvp@rosenbach.org.

1:00pm - 3:30pm

May 7, 2014

Little Explorers Toddlers Program + BONUS Story Hour!

Our Little Explorers’ theme for the month of May is “Spring Is For The Birds.” We’ll find out where birds live and how they talk, then we’ll build a cool nest of our own out of materials from the Garden!

NEW! We are now excited to offer a morning AND afternoon session!

Morning session: 10:00 am – 11:30 am. RSVP at: maylittleexplorers-am.bpt.me

Afternoon session: 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm. RSVP at: maylittleexplorers-pm.bpt.me

BONUS! From 12 pm – 1 pm, we’ll be joined by Librarian Sarah Stippich of the Cobbs Creek Library branch for Story Hour! Story Hour is FREE and open to the public. Little Explorers attendance not required to participate in Story Hour. So, bring a lunch and stay a bit longer to enjoy this bonus program!

Encourage your little one’s curiosity about the natural world through Bartram’s Garden’s Little Explorers Program, designed for children ages 2-4. Each lesson includes activities, reading, snacks, and walks through the garden (weather permitting). At least one adult chaperone is required for every two children.

Admission is $10 per child or free for Bartram Members. The May Little Explorers registration link will be available after April 2.

10:00am - 1:00pm

May 10, 2014

Second Saturday Volunteer Day – May Project

Dig in at Bartram’s Garden on the second Saturday of the month and assist our horticulture staff in a variety of seasonal projects that improve our legendary landscape.  Please bring a pair of gloves.

RSVP online: http://bartrammayvolunteer.bpt.me

9:00am - 12:00pm

May 11, 2014

Boat to Bartram’s Garden

Come along with Patriot Harbor Lines and cruise to Bartram’s Garden, where you will discover the home of America’s first great botanist, John Bartram. Departing from Walnut Street Dock at 24th & Walnut, the 3-hour cruise includes a 2-hour stop at Bartram’s Garden. Enjoy amazing views of Philadelphia’s skyline, take a guided tour of the National Historic Landmark Bartram House, plus explore the historic garden, community farm, and recreational trail.

These trips are co-sponsored by the Schuylkill River Development Corporation. The U.S. Coast Guard-approved vessel is a reproduction of a classic 1920s mini commuter yacht, featuring wrap-around seating, a fully equipped bar, and restroom. The stern is sheltered yet open and allows guests to take in all the interesting sights along the way!

Three cruises will be offered on May 11. Departure times from the Walnut Street Dock will be 12 pm, 1 pm and 2 pm.

For more information and tickets, visit: www.zerve.com/PhillyByBoat/Bartrams. Bartram Members receive 20% off! Email amcdowell@bartramsgarden.org for the special Bartram Member promo code.

12:00pm - 3:00pm
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