Ready for spring planting?

March 17, 2022
Caroline Winschel

It’s time to start planning your garden! Plants from our nursery will be available beginning April 1 from our Welcome Center.

Click here to check out the plant catalogue for a full list of seasonally available plants and to explore highlights selected by the growers at Bartram’s Garden and the Sankofa Community Farm at Bartram’s Garden.

Cover of nursery catalogue showing detail images of purple flowers, green cabbage, and yellow-blooming succulent.

The assemblage of highlighted plants is meant to help connect you to the spirit of the past, present, and future of these grounds and beyond. From plants that made these lands their home for centuries to crops that were brought over seas through trade or through the forced or voluntary movement of peoples, plants tell stories about who we have been, who we are, and who we can become. We are a place of many stories and we invite you to grow with us!

Need guidance from our gardeners? Join us for SpringFest on Saturday, April 16, to shop for plants with input from our expert staff and also enjoy a day of free outdoor fun for the whole family.

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Biking & Walking

Birds

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Flowers, Plants & Trees

Gardening

History

Kids' Activities

Sankofa Community Farm

Southwest Philadelphia

Water Quality

Workshops, Wellness & Culture

Youth Internships

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Biking & Walking

Follow the Schuylkill River Trail from the North Mile to 56th Street and beyond.

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.