Free yard trees available for Southwest Philadelphia residents!
Hey Southwest Philadelphia neighbors! Would you like a free tree for your yard? Register by November 7! In partnership with TreePhilly and the ROOTS Tree Crew, sign-ups are now available to…Read More
2023 Southwest Fish-Off
The Southwest Fish-Off had 31 participants, and 65 fish were caught in 4 hours. The species caught were white perch, channel catfish, bluegill, American eel, emerald shiner, and yellow perch….Read More
“There’s Nothing a Child Cannot Learn”: New Connections with Patterson Elementary School & Bartram’s Garden
A conversation about learning with Leslie Gale, School Education Manager at Bartram’s Garden, and Beverly Ritter, first-grade English Language Arts teacher at John M. Patterson School. This interview originally…Read More
Bike Hub hosts a summer camp!
Last Friday, July 28th, the Bartram’s Garden Bike Hub welcomed a group of 6-12 year olds from the Finnegan Playground Summer Camp. On one of the hottest days of the…Read More
River Staff Featured by PennEnvironment
Did you catch members of the Bartram’s Garden river staff in the news last week? River Program Coordinator Valerie and Alliance for Watershed Education Fellow Ammarava were featured in a…Read More
It’s time for spring planting!
Spring plant catalog is now available! Shop at our Welcome Center beginning April 15.Read More
Remembering Joel T. Fry (1957–2023)
Acclaimed historian Joel T. Fry, the long-time curator at Bartram’s Garden, died on March 21, 2023. Beyond his family, his memory is cherished by the dozens of gardeners, historians, archaeologists, scientists, and colleagues, both here in Philadelphia and worldwide, who relied on Joel as an inexhaustible source of scholarly expertise, dry wit, and constant inspiration.Read More
Ailanthus: John Bartram and Philadelphia’s Most Notorious Tree
Few trees define America’s urban environments more than Ailanthus altissima, or the “Tree-of-Heaven.” If you are not familiar with that name, you are undoubtedly familiar with the tree itself. Ailanthus…Read More
Check out this year’s Handmade Holidays vendors!
Barefoot Bella LLC Nana’s Hook Light It Up Candles Aisha Toombs Stacey Woodson Akhtarshenas Studio Soothe x Smooth Soap by Alana The Bearded Carver Chrissie’s Tea Cup Fifth of a…Read More