Category: News & Press Releases
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
“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
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
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…Read More
“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…Read More