Category: Education

a white moth at night
July 20, 2018

In case you missed our Moth Party!

On Friday the 13th 2018 Bartram’s held a moth observation party at the garden. We hung a sheet on a line between two Chestnut Oaks in the lower garden and…

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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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April 12, 2017

FUN! Bartram’s Garden FREE events during Philadelphia Science Week

The Philadelphia Science Festival is a nine-day, community-wide celebration of science that takes place annually in April. Featuring lectures, debates, hands-on activities, special exhibitions and a variety of other informal…

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March 30, 2017

Meet BARETEETH — our Artists-in-Residence for 2017

Bartram’s Garden is pleased to welcome BARETEETH as its Artists-in-Residence this year. Bareteeth is a multi-disciplinary and experimental dance theater collective that pushes on pre-prescribed boundaries concerning identity, survival, and…

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March 9, 2017

PHOTO GALLERY: The Farm at Bartram’s Garden gets ready for Spring

The Farm at Bartram’s Garden is already a beehive of activity, as our farmers Chris Bolden-Newsom and Ty Holmberg lead their teams in preparation for the growing season. The greenhouses are…

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March 7, 2017

HISTORIC FIND IN FLORIDA: 200 YEARS BEFORE THE BARTRAMS

You already know that John and William Bartram traveled to the South in their lifetimes, collecting plants such as the Franklinia tree. Among their stops was present-day St. Augustine, Florida,…

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February 16, 2017

Pirates, Privateers & John Bartram

Philadelphians are often surprised to learn about the history of pirates in our region, including the legendary figures of Blackbeard and Captain Kidd. Says one source: “Philadelphia, like many cities…

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February 16, 2017

Empowering Young People at The Farm at Bartram’s Garden

On Feb 11th, our High School Internship Crew was transformed into teachers and chefs for the day. They led a two-hour cooking and culture workshop for young women from Camp…

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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.