Arts and Culture

Stories, Skills, Culture, and Healing

Year-round workshops, wellness, and cultural events in the Garden showcase a range of artists, makers, partners, and educators, with a special focus on our Southwest Philadelphia neighborhood.

Join us to make art, move your body, share culture, deepen your plant knowledge, and practice self-care.

Information for Artists & Partners

Are you interested in sharing your art, culture, or skills at Bartram’s Garden? Please fill out the form below and a member of our staff will be in touch with you soon. As a neighborhood park, our mission is to prioritize connections in Southwest Philadelphia.

Program Ticket Discounts for Southwest Neighbors & ACCESS Cardholders

Visiting Bartram’s Garden is free for everyone. Most programs, tours, and events are also free. When there is a fee for registration, a limited number of $2 tickets are available on a first-come, first-served basis to Southwest Philadelphia neighbors as well as all ACCESS cardholders.

Artist Vending Opportunities

Interested in selling your handmade items at Bartram’s Garden? We have opportunities for vending at various events and festivals throughout the year, as well as the possibility of vending wholesale through our Welcome Center.

Please fill out the Vending Interest Form. We’ll be in touch if it feels like a good fit. Feel free to contact Mary Strand at mstrand@bartramsgarden.org with any questions. Thanks!

Event Volunteers

We rely on occasional volunteers to support free public events, including movie nights, performances, and more. Volunteer needs for these events are indicated in their respective calendar entries.

Upcoming Events

Monday, May 23, 6:00 pm

Free Community Dance Class

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Tuesday, May 24, 6:00 pm

Free Community Dance Class

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Artist/Partner Inquiry Form

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Biking & Walking

Birds

Boating & Fishing

Flowers, Plants & Trees

Gardening

History

Kids' Activities

Sankofa Community Farm

Southwest Philadelphia

Water Quality

Workshops, Wellness & Culture

Youth Internships

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Biking & Walking

Follow the Schuylkill River Trail from the North Mile to 56th Street and beyond.

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.