Category: Trail & River

May 4, 2017

SEEING HISTORY — THE REMAINS OF A HISTORIC WHARF

If you explore the boardwalk at Bartram’s Garden, it will take you along the shore of the Schuylkill River. At one spot, you can observe old timbers in the water. We…

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April 20, 2017

BARTRAM’S MILE: Ribbon-Cutting & Grand Opening with Mayor Jim Kenney

Bartram’s Garden hosts the ribbon-cutting of the new 1.1 mile Bartram’s Mile Trail, a new segment of the Circuit Trails that expands the Schuylkill River Trail to connect Southwest Philadelphia…

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April 4, 2017

UPDATE: Where’s the Picnic Pavilion?

Latest plans about our Wedding Pavilion & Picnic Area from Executive Director, Maitreyi Roy: Hello All, Over the winter, we’ve broken ground on some new and exciting projects. There’s a “bandstand” at 56th…

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July 12, 2016

Bartram History: A River Walk in 1884

Bartram’s Garden curator Joel Fry recently came across a written anecdote about our area from 1884. Arthur Bliss, a physician, wrote a book called Blockley Days: Memories and Impressions of…

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November 12, 2015

High Water Marks

Graffiti is not a modern phenomenon—indeed, one need look no further than our wooden boardwalk by the Schuylkill River to see examples over 200 years old. Observant visitors to Bartram’s…

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July 16, 2015

FREE RIVER PADDLING IS HERE

  Bartram’s Garden is a place where people of all ages can access one of Philly’s greatest natural resources, the Tidal Schuylkill River (the lower section of the river, south…

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New Bartrams Member Danielle Reden
February 11, 2015

Welcome Danielle!

In January, we welcomed Danielle Redden on staff as the new River Program Manager at Bartram’s Garden. As part of a new strategic direction for Bartram’s, Danielle will be working…

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December 10, 2014

River Renaissance: Connecting to the Schuylkill in new ways

There has been an important reawakening for many Bartram’s Garden visitors in recent years. The Garden has again become a place where people of all ages could connect with one…

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December 10, 2014

New PENNDot grant spurs Bartram’s Mile construction

HUZZAH! More exciting updates on the Bartram’s Mile project, which will make Bartram’s Garden more accessible to the public than ever before! “‘We can probably start this as soon as…

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I'm interested in:

Biking & Walking

Birds

Boating & Fishing

Flowers, Plants & Trees

Gardening

History

Kids' Activities

Sankofa Community Farm

Southwest Philadelphia

Water Quality

Workshops, Wellness & Culture

Youth Internships

I'm interested in:

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.