Category: Horticulture

March 17, 2022

Ready for spring planting?

Spring plant catalogue now available! Shop at our Welcome Center beginning April 1.

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August 17, 2021

Franklinia Series: Franklinia alatamaha’s near relation – The Loblolly Bay

Passages taken from “Franklinia alatamaha, A History of That “Very Curious” Shrub” by Joel T. Fry, in Bartram Broadside, Special Franklinia Edition, published by the John Bartram Association for the…

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July 28, 2021

Franklinia Series: Finding Franklinia alatamaha (Part Two)

Passages taken from “Franklinia alatamaha, A History of That “Very Curious” Shrub” by Joel T. Fry, in Bartram Broadside, Special Franklinia Edition, published by the John Bartram Association for the…

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July 19, 2021

Franklinia Series: Finding Franklinia alatamaha (Part One)

Our Franklinia alatamaha is starting to bloom! Over the next several weeks, curator Joel Fry will explain the history behind Franklinia and the Bartrams in a three-part series! Passages taken…

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March 29, 2018

Spring Plant Sale List 2018

Join us on Saturday, April 21 at 10 AM for our annual Spring Plant Sale and Open House. The sale hours will be from 10 am to 4 pm. Bartram’s…

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February 15, 2018

Found in the Floorboards: 200 Year Old Seed Packets

Did you know that William Hamilton of The Woodlands and William Bartram of Bartram’s Garden were contemporaries and friends? The two shared a love of plant collecting and botany, were…

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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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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.