Media Kit

 News and images from Bartram’s Garden in Southwest Philadelphia.

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About Bartram’s Garden

Located on 50 acres on the Tidal Schuylkill River in Southwest Philadelphia, Bartram’s Garden is a free public park and North America’s oldest surviving botanic garden. Named for botanist John Bartram, who established his home and garden here in 1728, the site now welcomes more than 100,000 visitors annually.

Since 1893, the Garden has been operated by the non-profit John Bartram Association in partnership with the City of Philadelphia. The Association’s mission is to create equitable relationships among people and nature through immersive, community-driven experiences that activate the Bartram legacy, Garden, and House, on land and on the Schuylkill River, in Southwest Philadelphia.

Press Photos

Historic House

The Historic Bartram House, as seen from the Ann Bartram Carr Garden adjacent to the Bartram’s Mile Trail. John Bartram began building the house in 1731. Photograph courtesy Steve Weinik/Art@Bartram’s.

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Fishing

Neighbors enjoying weekly free fishing sessions on the Bartram’s Garden dock on the Tidal Schuylkill River, where more than 40 species of fish abound. Rods, tackle, bait, and basic instruction are provided. Photograph courtesy KromahStudio/Bartram’s Garden.

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Planting Chard

A youth leader plants chard at the Sankofa Community Farm at Bartram’s Garden. Founded in 2011, the 4-acre farm focuses on the food and farming traditions of the African Diaspora, employing more than 20 local high school students each year. The term “Sankofa” comes from a longer phrase in the Akan language of West Africa; literally translated, it means, “It is not taboo to go back and fetch what you forgot.” Photograph courtesy Alan Brian Nilsen/GlaxoSmithKline.

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Storytime

An outdoor storytime at Bartram’s Garden for children and families. Photograph courtesy KromahStudio/Bartram’s Garden.

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Drum Line Parade

After leading a procession through Southwest Philadelphia, the West Powelton Steppers & Drum Line and Moko.Motion stilt walkers arrive at Bartram’s Garden for a festival. Photograph courtesy LJ Brubaker/Bartram’s Garden.

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Outdoor Yoga

Jean-Jacques Gabriel leads outdoor yoga along the Bartram’s Garden riverfront as part of “Verse and Vinyasa,” an outdoor workshop series featuring movement paired with spoken word by poet Nina “Lyrispect” Ball. Photograph courtesy Bartram’s Garden.

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Grief Altar

A visitor places an offering at can anybody help me hold this body, a public grief altar installed temporarily by artist devynn emory at Bartram’s Garden. Photograph courtesy KromahStudio/Bartram’s Garden.

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Photo/Video Permission

Whether snapping family photos or directing a major production, planning your photography or videography project at Bartram’s Garden is simple.

Reproduction of Archival Materials

Materials from the John Bowman Bartram Special Collections Library may be requested for reproduction in publications, presentations, and other media.

I'm interested in:

Biking & Walking

Birds

Boating & Fishing

Flowers, Plants & Trees

Gardening

History

Kids' Activities

Sankofa Community Farm

Southwest Philadelphia

Water Quality

Workshops, Wellness & Culture

Youth Internships

I'm interested in:

Biking & Walking

Birds

Look up! More than 100 species of birds rely on this ecosystem.

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

Bring the Garden home! Shop for plants and grow your own food.

History

Uncover the interconnected stories of this historic site.

Kids' Activities

Join us year-round to learn, make, share, and wonder.

Sankofa Community Farm

“Go back and get it!” Growing food sovereignty with an African Diaspora focus.

Southwest Philadelphia

Resources and opportunities especially for neighbors in Southwest Philly.

Water Quality

Find our latest data on the river’s bacteria levels and recent rainfall.

Workshops, Wellness & Culture

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

Youth Internships

Calling Southwest students: paid internships available with the river, the farm, and the trees.