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 18, 2013
May 12, 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.
May 11, 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.
May 8, 2013
This month’s topic: Ice Cream & Sorbet
Homeschooler Days serve 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, from navigation to creating music from birdsong!
Schedule: 2nd Wednesday of every month from 10 am to noon. Program repeated at 1 pm.
Costs: $10 per student, additional siblings $8, 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.
Reservations required at 215-729-5281 ext. 112 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Please specify the morning or afternoon session.
May 4, 2013
Let the Following the Bartrams’ Footsteps exhibit with ASBA inspire you. Guest artist John Gist will work with you to focus on the sculptural and textural qualities of plant sources. Primarily using graphite pencil, but including watercolor and colored pencil, we will create a drawing with a wide range of texture and tone. Bartram’s Garden will provide a lovely setting in which to practice your craft and meet with fellow artists, as well as subject matter and tracing paper. A materials list will be emailed to you before the workshop.
About the Artist:
John Gist has worked as an illustrator since graduating from the Philadelphia College of Art (now the University of the Arts) with a degree in Illustration. His work has been included in three American Society of Botanical Artists annual exhibitions, the 12th International Exhibition of Botanical Art and Illustration at the Hunt Institute, the Philadelphia Society of Botanical Illustrators exhibition at the Philadelphia International Flower Show and he has exhibited at Woodmere Art Museum in Chestnut Hill, PA.
Let the Following the Bartrams’ Footsteps exhibit with ASBA inspire you. Bartram’s Garden will provide a lovely 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.
Friday, May 3, starting at 4 pm - Bartram Members get first pick and 10% discount!
Saturday and Sunday, May 4 and 5,
10 am to 4 pm – Open to All
Click here for our plant sale list – please note that veggies and herbs are not included.
Create a naturalist’s delight in your home with a selection of plants propagated in the Bartram Nursery and well-suited to this region. Tours, family activities, and garden tools, gifts, and supplies for sale!
The plant sale is an annual fundraiser that shares plant knowledge, builds community, and ensures that Bartram’s Garden is beautiful and welcoming year-round.
May 1, 2013
This month’s topic: Spring Is For The Birds
Find out where birds live and how they talk, then build your own nest out of materials from the Garden.
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
April 28, 2013
Family activities around growing, cooking, and eating your own healthy food with the Agatston Urban Nutrition Initiative and community partners from around the city. In its first year, the farm at Bartram’s Garden grew 6,000 lbs. of vegetables, gave 60,000 seedlings to community farms, planted 115 fruit trees and bushes, and brought together 30 families to grow their own food. Check out how it is growing in its second year!
Part of the Philadelphia Science Festival, where Philadelphia’s schools, universities, cultural institutions, and research centers unite as one to put science in the spotlight. Scientists and engineers throughout the city offer fun, interactive programs for Philadelphians of all ages.