Our Southwest Philadelphia Neighborhood

Celebrating the best of Southwest

Bartram’s Garden is located in the Kingsessing neighborhood of Southwest Philadelphia. We are proud to be Southwest Philly’s backyard and to work closely with our community to amplify local voices, support local owners, advance community priorities, and employ neighborhood residents through all our programming and investments.

Do you live, work, or provide services in Kingsessing, Eastwick, or Elmwood Park? Check out a range of community resources, paid youth opportunities, and special discounts just for you.

Want to stay informed?

Text SOUTHWEST to 797979 to get info about upcoming events and resources.

Community Resources

Youth Internships

Paid opportunities for local youth and young adults.

Yes Fund

Micro-grant funding for Southwest Residents to carry out community-based projects.

Black History

Honoring our ancestors in Southwest Philadelphia.

Free Trees for Southwest Neighbors

Sign up to be notified about upcoming tree giveaways.

Home Garden Beds

Want to grow food at home? Sign up for a low-cost raised bed garden.

Community Garden

Sign up for a garden plot at the Sankofa Community Farm.

Host an Event

Free and discounted rental rates and other event support for Southwest neighbors.

Careers

Join our team!

Plant & Merchandise Discounts

Use code NEIGHBOR for 10% off all purchases of plants and other mebarchandise.

Southwest Community Leadership Circle

Dedicated community leaders advise Bartram’s Garden and institutional partners on future programming, development, neighborhood investments, and local priorities. 

To get involved, please contact Sophia Poe, Community Partnerships Manager at Bartram’s Garden, at spoe@bartramsgarden.org or text 267 593 5916.

Program Ticket Discounts for Southwest Neighbors & ACCESS Cardholders

Visiting Bartram’s Garden is free for everyone.

Most programs, tours, and events are also free. When there is a fee for registration, a limited number of $2 tickets are available on a first-come, first-served basis to Southwest Philadelphia neighbors as well as all ACCESS cardholders. $2 tickets can be reserved online through our calendar of events or by contacting the Welcome Center at 215-729-5281 x120.

Southwest Neighbors Ticket Discount

To determine if you are eligible for our Southwest Neighbor Ticket Discount, please see the map below. 

ACCESS Ticket Discount

ACCESS cardholders can bring up to 3 other people with them for $2 per person. The cardholder should bring a photo ID. $2 ACCESS tickets are an initiative of Art-Reach.

Saturday, April 27, 9:30 am

CANCELLED Sankofa Community Farm Volunteer Day

Volunteers will work alongside Farm staff to support seasonal plantings,...

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Saturday, April 27, 9:30 am

Horticulture Volunteer Day

Volunteers will support seasonal plantings, weeding, invasive species removal, and...

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Saturday, April 27, 1:00 pm

SWWAG Workshop: Soil with Supreme Compost

Learn the six-step process that demonstrates the beginning stages of...

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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 or grow food, trees, and more.

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.