The Garden has long been a place for the exchange of ideas. In the 18th and 19thcentury, notable persons in the fields of art and science gathered here at this garden to walk its grounds and discuss abstract ideas and the issues of their time. The Garden was a place of ideas and imagination – where the passing of the seasons and the intimate connection to the tides could spark inspiration and creativity. Join us this season as we explore the land through new lenses and with new teachers. Arrive ready to contribute to the conversation.
Cider Mill: John’s Stone Mill and the History of Apples
Visit John Bartram’s stone cider mill at the edge of the Schuylkill River to discuss how it came to be. What was its purpose and what was achieved by John in the carving? Learn about the history of the apple and how it came to the United States in the process.