Category: Arts & Culture

August 31, 2021

Cultivating the Wild: William Bartram’s Travels, A Documentary

“Cultivating the Wild” is a short (56 minutes 45 seconds) documentary that highlights a group of six environmentalists or, as the film calls them, “modern-day Bartrams.” Roughly following the path…

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Small children smiling & holding up their crafts
March 5, 2019

Bartram’s Garden is now an Art-Reach Partner

This season, we’re proud to say that Bartram’s Garden has become an official partner of Art-Reach. This incredible local organization works to remove barriers to art, science, and cultural institutions…

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May 2, 2018

William Bartram’s Travels and the Early Naturalist’s Library

William Bartram’s reputation as a botanist, naturalist, and explorer has endured in the modern world largely due to his single, classic book: Travels through North & South Carolina, Georgia, East &…

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December 11, 2017

Bless this YES! The Yes Fund grows and supports our SW Community.

The Neighborhood Yes Fund celebrates the creative talents of our Southwest neighbors and friends and provides mini-grants in support of creative expression, connection to nature, community well-being and youth engagement….

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November 29, 2017

Vendor List for our Handmade Holidays & Green Sale

Join us this Saturday, December 2, 10am to 3pm Member reception on Friday, December 1, 4 to 7pm Deck the halls with our beautiful selection of decorated and undecorated wreaths,…

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October 31, 2017

Three events one community!

Sunday, October 15th was an action-packed day at the garden, Sankofa Farm, 56th Street Plaza, and the Schuylkill River. We were honored to host three events on that day to celebrate…

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September 27, 2017

BARETEETH bare love in the garden

In 2017 Bartram’s Garden was honored to welcome the artists collective BARETEETH on our grounds and in our community for an eight-month Southwest Roots Residency. On September 29th, they will…

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June 8, 2017

Celebrating Our Bartram Oak

Just over the fence from the Ann Bartram Carr Garden is our Bartram oak (Quercus heterophylla). John Bartram first observed this tree as a single specimen on the banks of…

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Pitcher plant (Sarracenia sp.)
May 23, 2017

Pitcher Perfect

The Horticulture staff at Bartram’s Garden is known for their expertise with all sorts of strange and wonderful plants, and here’s a good example — a blooming Sarracenia x catesbaei *….

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Biking & Walking

Birds

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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.