Bartram’s Garden needs volunteers to help gather material for its famous dried botanical holiday wreaths! Volunteers will learn plant identification and get hands-on experience with successful harvesting and preservation techniques while helping us prepare to offer sustainably harvested dried botanical wreaths at our Handmade Holidays fundraiser event in December. Learn about sustainable wreath-making and get creative incorporating colors, textures, shapes, and fragrances in designs. No previous experience is needed! Tools and equipment will be provided. Please note that we will be outdoors in the garden as well as the meadow, so be sure to wear comfortable walking shoes and weather-appropriate clothing you won’t mind getting a bit dirty.
Registered volunteers will meet at 9:30 AM outside of the Welcome Center. Staff will provide instructions and safety protocols for the day. Out of respect and safety for our staff and others, please arrive on time.
PLEASE NOTE: Capacity is limited; participants MUST be pre-registered (using link below) in order to partake. Each adult must register individually in order to complete the required waivers.
Registration full but would like to still participate? Please contact Kimani Keaton at to be added to our waitlist. Parents/guardians must complete registration for individuals 18 and under.
Please also email Kimani immediately if you plan on cancelling your attendance, so that we may make room for those on our waitlist.
Health reminders: We are in accordance with Pennsylvania and the City of Philadelphia’s current COVID-19 response levels. Please follow the link to stay up-to-date on our city’s protocols. If you are sick or experiencing COVID-19 symptoms, please do not volunteer.