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The Two Williams of West Philadelphia

  • Date: May 31, 2013
  • Time: 6:00am - 11:00am

The Woodlands Trust for Historic Preservation and Bartram’s Garden are pleased to present:

The Two Williams of West Philadelphia: How the Friendship of William Hamilton of The Woodlands and William Bartram of Bartram’s Garden Changed the Landscape of North American Gardening

This all-day event will be led by Bartram’s Garden curator Joel Fry and Woodlands board member and historian Aaron Wunsch. The two will discuss the connections between Bartram’s Garden and The Woodlands and the relationship between two very significant figures in Philadelphia’s history as they lead tours through each site.

This event will begin at The Woodlands Cemetery (4000 Woodland Avenue) from 10 am-noon, followed by travel to Bartram’s Garden (54th Street and Lindbergh Boulevard) and lunch from noon-1:30 pm, and then tours of the Garden from 1:30-3:30 pm.

Ticket price includes a boxed lunch from one of the following options:

  • Gourmet Turkey Breast Sandwich (includes side salad, fresh fruit, and homemade dessert)
  • Vegetarian Tabouleh and Hummus Platter with Pita and Fresh Vegetables (includes roll with butter, fresh fruit, and homemade dessert)
  • Vegetarian Greek Salad with cucumbers, tomatoes, feta cheese, olives, hardboiled eggs and olives (includes roll with butter, fresh fruit, and homemade dessert)


Workshop Costs:

  • $40 for members of The Woodlands and Bartram’s Garden, and for Conference on Historic Gardens attendees
  • $45 for non-members


Transportation for this event is not provided. The entrance to The Woodlands is conveniently located across Woodland Avenue from SEPTA’s 40th Street Trolley Portal. Bartram’s Garden can be reached from 40th Street by the No. 36 Trolley to 54th Street.
Please note that the maximum capacity for this event is 25 people. Purchase your tickets today!