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Forever Rose: Ancient and Modern Distillation

June 15, 2014 @ 7:00 am - 11:00 am

Spend the afternoon with us to learn about old and new uses of the queen of the garden, the rose. In the eighteenth century, distilling was a household process for making medicine and cosmetics as well as a commercial industry for making beverages. Historian Clarissa Dillon will bring her replica 18th century copper still and share her knowledge of historic domestic distilling of damask roses. Botanist Zya Levy will bring us into current times by sharing information about modern medicinal and cosmetic uses of rose water. Bartram’s gardener Mandy Katz will give a tour of Bartram’s Garden’s growing collection of roses and discuss our upcoming Carr Garden restoration.

This is a free event but registration is requested: http://foreverrose.bpt.me.

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Biking & Walking

Follow the Schuylkill River Trail from the North Mile to 56th Street and beyond.

Birds

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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

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History

Uncover the interconnected stories of this historic site.

Kids' Activities

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Sankofa Community Farm

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Workshops, Wellness & Culture

Enjoy upcoming workshops, self-care, and events. Are you a Southwest artist? Let’s partner!

Youth Internships

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