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SPECIAL TOUR: A Particular View of Plants (2017)

  • Date: May 13, 2017
  • Time: 7:00am - 8:00am
  • Location: Bartram’s Garden5400 Lindbergh Blvd. Philadelphia, 19143
  • Phone: 215-729-5281

**Due to inclement weather we are cancelling this tour and rescheduling it for Saturday, May 27, 11am**

John Bartram’s view of plants give him a way to see the world differently–it opened him up to see relationships and connections where nothing existed before. How can this immersion in nature lead to thoughts about religion, politics, etc.? How can hobbies that we have today effect our thinking about the world?

John’s own pursuits speak to the democratizing force of science. This information is everywhere – there to be taken freely and reflected on. John’s knowledge eventually led him in to conversation and correspondence with thought leaders of his time including a lifelong friendships with Benjamin Franklin and Carl Linnaeus.

About this tour series: SEEDS OF DISSENT

Bartram’s Garden has long been a place for the exchange of ideas. This season, we offer a series of eight conversations held on the second Saturday of each month at 11 am from April through November. Free!

We’re highlighting the way in which the Bartram family (and the Garden itself) has been radical through the times. What did resistance look like to the members of the Bartram family? What forms did it take? What does it take to achieve resistance?

In answering these questions, we will come to find that radical thought has long been a staple of this garden and, in fact, been the driving force of its long tenure. Come join us in talking about the history of this garden and the people who inhabited it so that we may, together, find the inspiration to follow their lead.