Category: News & Press Releases

several yellow pitcher plants growing in a blue kiddie pool
May 22, 2020

Meet the Yellow Pitcher Plant

We’ve been getting our yellow pitcher plants (Sarracenia flava) all spruced up in the nursery lately, from the tiny baby seedlings on up to our large mature two quart containerized…

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bumblebee on a sunflower
April 22, 2020

Bartram’s Garden Spring Plant Sale: Online Edition!

As with so many things, our annual Spring Plant Sale is going to work a bit differently this year. We wish we could see your faces and talk with you…

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April 3, 2020

Resiliency Fund

Finding renewal in the land and river, in the community and their stories for centuries. Now more than ever we long for connection to one another and the land. We…

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March 25, 2020

Yes Fund supports Southwest Wellness 5k Walk/Run

In the fall of 2019, Bartram’s Garden hosted a 5k walk/run organized by members of our Southwest community to benefit the Donna Comrie Scholarship Fund, established in honor of the…

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March 13, 2020

COVID-19 Announcement & Updates

Updated December 2nd Our Welcome Center has closed for the season, however the public park and recreational trail remain open for walking, biking, jogging, and operating a wheelchair. Do note…

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February 28, 2020

Volunteer Plant Recorders Needed

Bartram’s Garden is in search of volunteers to help us keep records about our historic public arboretum. Each volunteer plant recorder will work in a small team, identifying woody plants…

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A vibrant purple-blue cluster of elberberry fruit with green leaves and forest in the background
October 28, 2019

New MAKE + TAKE Series: Urban Medicine Cabinet

As we segue into cooler months, our minds may turn to thoughts of sniffles, coughs, and sore throats galore. Winter does tend to be the time when many of us…

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July 8, 2019

Vote For Bartram’s Garden!

The Philadelphia Foundation recently announced the finalists for its Key to Community grantmaking initiative. We are thrilled to be among the many organizations recognized as community change-makers, but we need…

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May 28, 2019

Fill Your Garden with Plants from Ours!

Here are a few ideas for laying out your garden or container featuring lovely combinations of plants available for sale here at Bartram’s Garden. Shady Garden Plants Many of our…

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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.