April 26, 2013
Contemporary Botanical Artists Explore the Bartrams’ Legacy
A Traveling Exhibition of the American Society of Botanical Artists
Exhibition on display in the Bartram Barn: Tuesdays – Sundays, 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm, from April 26 to May 24.
Member Reception on Friday, May 3 from 5-7 pm. RSVP requested here.
John Bartram and hist family influenced generations of artists and explorers, by modeling passionate observation and discovery of nature. The American Society of Botanical Artists, in collaboration with Bartram’s Garden, is curating an exhibition of original contemporary botanical artworks depicting plants discovered and introduced by the Bartrams, American pioneers in botany and horticulture.
Artists from ASBA’s international membership will submit artworks for consideration, and a team of four jurors will select approximately 40 works for inclusion. Focusing on the native plant discoveries made by John and William in their travels throughout the eastern wilderness between the 1730′s and 1790′s, the exhibition allows a fresh look at their seminal body of knowledge and art. An illustrated, full-color booklet will be published to elucidate the exhibition’s artworks and their links to John and William Bartram.
For more information, please visit: asba-art.org/exhibitions/bartram.
May 18, 2013
The Cultural Landscape Foundation invites you to explore and discover What’s Out There Weekend Philadelphia, featuring a series of FREE expert guided tours highlighting the city’s remarkable landscape legacy. During the weekend, members of the public can visit more than two-dozen different sites around the city, including Bartram’s Garden. For more info, visit: tclf.org/landscapes/wot-weekend-Philly2012.
May 25, 2013
Ever wonder who might have lived and worked at Bartram’s Garden before John Bartram? Join curator Joel Fry for a walking tour and discussion about the Native Americans and Swedes who were here before us – and what they left behind for us to discover.
Cost is included in Bartram Day Pass, which is $12 per person, or $10 for seniors and students. Free for Bartram Members. Register with Leslie Gale at email@example.com.
May 26, 2013
Join artist Heather Rinehart to learn about flower anatomy to enhance your creative eye.
Cost is included in Bartram Day Pass, which is $12 per person, or $10 for seniors and students. Free for Bartram Members. Please register at firstname.lastname@example.org.
May 31, 2013
The Woodlands Trust for Historic Preservation and Bartram’s Garden are pleased to present:
The Two Williams of West Philadelphia: How the Friendship of William Hamilton of The Woodlands and William Bartram of Bartram’s Garden Changed the Landscape of North American Gardening
This all-day event will be led by Bartram’s Garden curator Joel Fry and Woodlands board member and historian Aaron Wunsch. The two will discuss the connections between Bartram’s Garden and The Woodlands and the relationship between two very significant figures in Philadelphia’s history as they lead tours through each site.
This event will begin at The Woodlands Cemetery (4000 Woodland Avenue) from 10 am-noon, followed by travel to Bartram’s Garden (54th Street and Lindbergh Boulevard) and lunch from noon-1:30 pm, and then tours of the Garden from 1:30-3:30 pm.
Ticket price includes a boxed lunch from one of the following options:
- Gourmet Turkey Breast Sandwich (includes side salad, fresh fruit, and homemade dessert)
- Vegetarian Tabouleh and Hummus Platter with Pita and Fresh Vegetables (includes roll with butter, fresh fruit, and homemade dessert)
- Vegetarian Greek Salad with cucumbers, tomatoes, feta cheese, olives, hardboiled eggs and olives (includes roll with butter, fresh fruit, and homemade dessert)
- $40 for members of The Woodlands and Bartram’s Garden, and for Conference on Historic Gardens attendees
- $45 for non-members
Transportation for this event is not provided. The entrance to The Woodlands is conveniently located across Woodland Avenue from SEPTA’s 40th Street Trolley Portal. Bartram’s Garden can be reached from 40th Street by the No. 36 Trolley to 54th Street.
June 1, 2013
Let America’s oldest living botanic garden and its unique botanic collection inspire you! The Bartram barn provides a lovely, natural light setting in which to practice your craft and meet with fellow artists. Illustrators of all skill levels are welcome. Specimens are provided from the Garden’s historic collection. We provide first-time supplies for novices. Otherwise, participants must bring their own supplies.
Admission is free with a Bartram Day Pass, which is $12 per person, or $10 for seniors and students. Free for Bartram Members. Register with Leslie Gale at email@example.com.
June 2, 2013
Cruise to Bartram’s Garden and discover the home of America’s first great botanist, John Bartram. Take a 1/4 mile walk up the meadow to see amazing views of Philadelphia’s skyline and explore the historic garden, community farm, and recreational trail. This 3-hour tour includes a 2-hour stop at Bartram’s Garden with guided tour of the 1728 house. Picnic lunches and day passes for hands-on activities are available for additional fees.
There will be one boat departing at noon and one boat departing at 1 pm on this day.
Purchase tickets online at http://www.zerve.com/PhillyByBoat/Bartrams. Bartram Members receive 20% off. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for the special Member promo code.
June 5, 2013
This month’s topic: The Garden in Bloom
Explore the Garden with all of your senses and create colorful flower art.
Encourage your little one’s curiosity about the natural world through the 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, $2 discount for additional siblings, or free for Bartram Members.
Pre-registration is required at email@example.com or 215-729-5281 ext. 112
June 8, 2013
Work alongside Bartram gardeners to maintain and beautify our unique urban landscape on the second Saturday of each month. To register, complete this form.
Gather tips, find out how to use an identification tool called a dichotomous key, enjoy the garden, and learn a bit of its history! Dr. David Hewitt, a research associate at the Academy of Natural Sciences, will use the buds, bark, and blossoms of the historic trees in Bartram’s Garden to help you learn tree identification techniques.
$20 Bartram Member
s and Academy of Natural Science members
Teachers can earn three Act 48 credits
Rain date: Saturday June 15
Details, including meeting locations and what to bring, will be provided upon registration.
Call 215-299-1060 to register.