Twilight in the Garden

A joyous evening under the stars

Twilight in the Garden is the annual gala to benefit Bartram’s Garden and the year’s largest fundraiser. Join us to celebrate this beloved public space and ensure its continued growth.

Mark Your Calendar

2022: Friday, October 7
2023: Friday, October 6

Previous Honorees

Twilight in the Garden has previously honored the following pillars of Philadelphia green space:

  • Edward M. D’Alba, former President and CEO of Urban Engineers
  • Michael DiBerardinis and Joan Reilly, civic leaders and green space advocates
  • The Lomax Family Foundation, dedicated to the health and wellness of African-American communities
  • State Representative Joanna E. McClinton
  • Elizabeth P. McLean, garden historian
  • Paul W. Meyer, former F. Otto Haas Executive Director of the Morris Arboretum of the University of Pennsylvania
  • Mural Arts Philadelphia
  • Michael Nutter, former Mayor of Philadelphia 
  • Jane G. Pepper, former President of the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society
  • The Richard Allen Preparatory Charter School
  • The Sankofa Community Farm at Bartram’s Garden
  • Virginia Smith, green space advocate and Philadelphia Inquirer writer
  • Sidney B. Spahr, civic leader and horticulturist
  • James B. Straw, civic leader
  • Bill Thomas, Executive Director of Chanticleer
  • State Senator Anthony H. Williams
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

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.