Happenings

November 1, 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!

Two cruises will be offered on November 1. Departure times from the Walnut Street Dock will be 12 pm and 1 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

November 5, 2014

Little Explorers Toddlers Program + BONUS Story Hour!

Our Little Explorers’ theme for the month of November is “Seed Collectors.” How do seeds travel? Collect seeds from all over the garden and make a beautiful, natural mosaic.

Morning session: 10:00 am – 11:30 am. RSVP: novemberlittleexplorers-am.brownpapertickets.com (link will be active as of 9/24).

Afternoon session: 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm. RSVP: novemberlittleexplorers-pm.brownpapertickets.com (link will be active as of 9/24).

BONUS! From 12 pm – 1 pm, we’ll be joined by Librarian Jamie Bowers of the Paschalville 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 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 or free for Bartram Members.

10:00am - 1:00pm

November 12, 2014

Homeschooler Days

November’s lesson topic is “Urban Wildlife.” Who’s outside your window? Bartram’s Garden is a special place where many different animals live, but did you know there are entire habitats on your block, too? Learn about the animals that call the streets of Philadelphia home, Center City to the Suburbs.

Our Homeschooler Days program serves homeschooled students, ages 5 – 13, and meets monthly with morning and afternoon sessions to choose from.  This year’s topics range from botany to colonial cooking, and from navigation to creating music from birdsong!

Morning session: 10:00 am – 12:00 pm. RSVP: novemberhomeschool-am.bpt.me (link will be active as of 10/1).

Afternoon session: 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm. RSVP: novemberhomeschool-pm.bpt.me (link will be active as of 10/1).

Costs: $10 per student or free for Bartram Members.

Each lesson includes activities, reading, snacks, and walks through the garden (weather permitting).  At least one adult chaperone is required for every two children.

Pre-registration required. Waitlist is available if registration is full. Contact Zach Webber: zwebber@bartramsgarden.org.

10:00am - 12:00pm

November 26, 2014

Grow It Yourself (GIY) Workshop Series

Learn how to grow your own food and join us for the November GIY session, which will answer the question: “What do I do when winter comes?” You’ll learn how to properly put your garden “to bed” so that you can enjoy beautiful vegetables next growing season.

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

December 5, 2014

Bartram’s Handmade: Greens Sale Member Preview Party

Deck the halls with our beautiful selection of wreaths, centerpieces, pine roping, fresh evergreens and poinsettias! Members get first pick of this year’s selection and discounts on gift shop purchases during our Preview Party on Friday, December 5.

The 24″ Bartram signature wreath (pictured right) features fresh evergreens, magnolia, winterberry, and dried accents and seed pods from the Garden. These beautiful wreaths are decorated by hand and brighten up any entryway for the holiday season while showing your support for Bartram’s Garden. Quantities are limited.

Click here to pre-order your Bartram signature wreath before November 21.

This festive annual Member Preview Party also features light refreshments and free tours of the National Historic Landmark Bartram House, which will be decorated for the holidays before it is closed to the public for restoration work in 2015.

Click here to join or renew your membership.

Can you lend a hand to help with decorating, assisting with sales, or greeting guests? Email lgale@bartramsgarden.org to volunteer.

Special thanks to our partners at the Horticulture Center and Mt. Moriah Cemetery for supporting this year’s Greens Sale.

4:00pm - 7:30pm

December 6, 2014

Bartram’s Handmade: Greens Sale & Holiday Market

Deck the halls with our beautiful selection of wreaths, centerpieces, pine roping, fresh evergreens and poinsettias! This year, our new holiday market will feature local vendors and unique gifts for everyone on your list. Vendor list coming soon!

The 24″ Bartram signature wreath (pictured right) features fresh evergreens, magnolia, winterberry, and dried accents and seed pods from the Garden. These beautiful wreaths are decorated by hand and brighten up any entryway for the holiday season while showing your support for Bartram’s Garden. Quantities are limited.

Click here to pre-order your Bartram signature wreath before November 21.

This festive annual event also features music, fresh apple cider, DIY wreath decorating, s’mores and more! Tour the National Historic Landmark Bartram House, which will be decorated for the holidays, before it is closed to the public for restoration work in 2015.

Our Member Preview Party will take place Friday, December 5, from 4:30-7:30 pm. Members get first pick of this year’s selection of fresh cut greens, wreaths, and centerpieces! Click here to join or renew your membership.

Can you lend a hand to help with decorating, assisting with sales, or greeting guests? Email lgale@bartramsgarden.org to volunteer.

Special thanks to our partners at the Horticulture Center and Mt. Moriah Cemetery for supporting this year’s Greens Sale.

10:00am - 2:00pm

December 10, 2014

Homeschooler Days

December’s lesson topic is “Bones.” We’ll take the skeletons out of our closet, dust them off, and get out our magnifying glasses for a closer look. After delving into the science of bones, we’ll learn some museum fabrication techniques for making bones of our own to take home at the end of the day!

Our Homeschooler Days program serves homeschooled students, ages 5 – 13, and meets monthly with morning and afternoon sessions to choose from.  This year’s topics range from botany to colonial cooking, and from navigation to creating music from birdsong!

Morning session: 10:00 am – 12:00 pm. RSVP: decemberhomeschool-am.bpt.me (link will be active as of 10/1).

Afternoon session: 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm. RSVP: decemberhomeschool-pm.bpt.me (link will be active as of 10/1).

Costs: $10 per student or free for Bartram Members.

Each lesson includes activities, reading, snacks, and walks through the garden (weather permitting).  At least one adult chaperone is required for every two children.

Pre-registration required. Waitlist is available if registration is full. Contact Zach Webber: zwebber@bartramsgarden.org.

10:00am - 12:00pm
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