Summer

Welcoming abundance in Southwest Philly

On the River

Join us for fishing, boating, and more on the Tidal Schuylkill.

Bring the Garden home!

Seasonal plants and veggies for sale now from our nursery.

A family picnicking on grass.

We’re glad you’re here.

Bartram’s Garden is many things to many people: a home for horticulture, an ancient riverfront, an African Diaspora farm, and a place of untold histories.

This public park spans nearly 50 acres in Southwest Philadelphia, offering peace, rest, and connection.

People walking down a garden path surrounded by blooming trees and shrubs.
A family picnicking on grass.
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Welcome CenterWelcome Center
RestroomsRestrooms
Picnic TablesPicnic Tables
Bike ParkingBike Parking
PlagroundPlayground
ParkingParking
Road for CarsRoad for Cars
Bike PathBike Path/Paved Trail
Future SiteFuture Site

Upcoming Events

Sunday, August 14, 1:00 pm

Art Gathering: Botanical Illustration

Practice the time-honored tradition of botanical illustration within the historically...

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Wednesday, August 17, 5:00 pm

Wednesday Free Fishing

Wednesdays are for fishing! All ages welcome, no experience necessary....

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Thursday, August 18, 3:00 pm

Sankofa Farm Stand at Bartram's Village

Come purchase fresh, chemical-free inspirited local produce straight from Sankofa...

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BlogGarden Insights

August 11, 2022

A Look Back on Insect Night

On the evening of Friday, July 29, visitors gathered in the Lower Garden with Garden Horticulturalist Mandy Katz, young Entomologist Adam Knap, and Naturalist Ken Frank (author of Ecology of Center City Philadelphia) for...

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I'm interested in:

Biking & Walking

Birds

Boating & Fishing

Flowers, Plants & Trees

Gardening

History

Kids' Activities

Sankofa Community Farm

Southwest Philadelphia

Water Quality

Workshops, Wellness & Culture

Youth Internships

I'm interested in:

Biking & Walking

Birds

Look up! More than 100 species of birds rely on this ecosystem.

Boating & Fishing

Enjoy all that the Tidal Schuylkill River has to offer.

Flowers, Plants & Trees

See what’s blooming, find a favorite tree, and stroll the gardens and natural lands.

Gardening

Bring the Garden home! Shop for plants and grow your own food.

History

Uncover the interconnected stories of this historic site.

Kids' Activities

Join us year-round to learn, make, share, and wonder.

Sankofa Community Farm

“Go back and get it!” Growing food sovereignty with an African Diaspora focus.

Southwest Philadelphia

Resources and opportunities especially for neighbors in Southwest Philly.

Water Quality

Find our latest data on the river’s bacteria levels and recent rainfall.

Workshops, Wellness & Culture

Enjoy upcoming workshops, self-care, and events. Are you a Southwest artist? Let’s partner!

Youth Internships

Calling Southwest students: paid internships available with the river, the farm, and the trees.