Category: News & Press Releases

November 23, 2022

John Bartram’s and Peter Collinson’s Differing Views on Native Americans

Just as family and friends sometimes debate over modern political issues, the events of the past were oftentimes no exception. The correspondence between John Bartram and his business partner, Peter…

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October 6, 2022

“Fall into Bartram’s Garden”

This article appeared in the print edition of our special issue of the October Southwest Globe Times Fall into Bartram’s Garden By Maitreyi Roy   Every season is beautiful here…

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October 6, 2022

“A Never-Failing Friend: Reflections from a Youth Tree Tender”

This article appeared in the print edition of our special issue of the October Southwest Globe Times   A Never-Failing Friend: Reflections from a Youth Tree Tender By Mikaya Woodard…

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October 6, 2022

“Decoding Fall Colors”

This article appeared in the print edition of our special issue of the October Southwest Globe Times   The brilliant colors that leaves take on in fall is one of…

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October 6, 2022

“Bringing Back Botanical Wreaths”

This article appeared in the print edition of our special issue of the October Southwest Globe Times   Bringing Back Botanical Wreaths By Katie Jacoby   On a chilly March…

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August 3, 2022

The Bartrams, the White Mulberry Tree, and the Story of American Silk

The Bartrams were a family of natural scientists who would happily collect and cultivate almost any plant, but they were not immune to acquiring plants that carried the allure of…

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July 19, 2022

Lenapehoking and Kingsessing: A History

Bartram’s Garden is situated on what was originally the wider territory controlled by the indigenous Lenni Lenape. This territory was referred to by the Lenape as Lenapehoking, which encompassed modern-day…

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Illustration of Cleome gynandra by William Bartram in 1803, displaying leaves, flowers, and seedpods.
July 12, 2022

An African Plant in Louisiana: William Bartram’s Encounter with Cleome gynandra

In October of 1775, William Bartram discovered a curious plant while voyaging through the bayous and cypress swamps of coastal Louisiana. While he was passing by the Taensapoa River along…

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July 5, 2022

“Harvey’s Grave” & “Harvey’s Memorial Garden”

This article was featured in the print edition of our special July issue of the Southwest Globe Times. Harvey’s Grave by Joel T. Fry   It has long been the…

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Biking & Walking

Stroll the Schuylkill River Trail or join us for biking!

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.