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.
Growing History with Owen Taylor: The Kingsessing Bean
Owen Taylor, founder and director of Truelove Seeds, grows rare, open-pollinated, and culturally important vegetable, herb, and flowers for seed. Join him in discussion of the Purple Kingsessing Bean also known as the Lenape Blue Broad Bean. This vegetable, grow in this area by the Lenape has returned and is now being grown on site at Bartram’s Garden. Learn the history of this seed with Own and discuss the values of seed saving.