Plan Your Event

Let our legendary landscape be the backdrop for your special event.

Bartram’s Garden remains open to the public every day and during all special events.

Host your private event or community gathering at Bartram’s Garden. Events at Bartram’s Garden support our mission and ensure that the Garden remains open and welcoming for all our neighbors.

Private Events

Bartram’s Garden makes an unforgettable setting for private celebrations including weddings, anniversaries, memorials, and more. The Garden includes beautiful, customizable outdoor and covered spaces with modern amenities for gatherings of up to 350 guests.

With our exclusive catering partner, Jamie Hollander Gourmet, enjoy outstanding food and exceptional service along with expert event planners to handle all the details necessary to make your vision a reality.

To learn more or schedule a tour, contact events@jhollandergourmet.com or 215-936-5791.

Community Events

We are proud to provide low-cost or free event space and other event support to our Southwest Philadelphia neighbors for both community events and private gatherings.

Are you interested in holding your event at Bartram’s Garden? Please share more details using the form below and a member of our staff will be in touch with you soon.

This form must be submitted at least 3 months before your planned event date for adequate accommodations. Priority is given to neighbors and organizations living within 1 mile of Bartram’s Garden in Kingsessing, Eastwick, and Elmwood Park. Unfortunately, we are not able to grant every request.

Community Event Space Request

Please submit this form at least 3 months prior to your community event. This form is only for events led by or benefiting our Southwest Philadelphia community. For other event inquiries, please contact our exclusive catering partner, Jamie Hollander Gourmet.

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Team Retreats

Grow as a team and help grow the Garden.

Photo/Video Permission

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

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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.