Bartram's Garden

Bartram’s Garden is a 45-acre National Historic Landmark, operated by the John Bartram Association in cooperation with Philadelphia Parks and Recreation. It is a destination and an outdoor classroom, living laboratory, and membership organization for ever-expanding audiences―nearly 40,000 each year and counting.

We invite you to come here to learn, connect, celebrate, and discover a shared, greener future!

The John Bartram Association’s mission is to protect and enhance the landmark Bartram’s Garden and House; advance the Bartram legacy of discovery, gardening, and art; and inspire audiences of all ages to care for the natural world.

Bartram’s Garden welcomes everyone to explore, connect to nature, participate in programs, celebrate personal journeys, relax, reflect, and experience something new.

Our grounds are free and open to the public year-round, dawn to dusk, except on City-observed holidays. Please call 215-729-5281 with questions.

Tuesday         10:00am - 4:00pm
Wednesday    10:00am - 4:00pm,
Thursday       10:00am - 4:00pm
Friday            10:00am - 6:00pm
Saturday        10:00am - 6:00pm
Sunday          10:00am - 6:00pm

Please call 215-729-5281 with questions. bartramsgarden.org


Special Events for March and April 2018 

March 24, 2018 | Fourth Saturdays at the Farm, Volunteer
Fourth Saturday Volunteer Day at the Farm (2018)

We welcome volunteers on the second and fourth Saturday of most months from April to October, 9:30 am to 12:30 pm. Volunteers will work with our staff on seasonal tasks like weeding, planting, cleaning, pruning, and light maintenance. No special experience or skills required. Dress for working outdoors, and if you have them, bring work gloves and a water bottle. PLEASE NOTE: Each adult must register individually in order to complete the waiver.  

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March 29, 2018 | Make and Take: Ceramic Garden Markers (2018)

Create beautiful garden markers from scratch as a way of personalizing your garden and labeling your most special plants! You will learn how to roll, cut and stamp up to 12 garden markers from clay. Clay, firings, and materials provided. Please come prepared with a list of plants for which you’d like to create labels. You will leave your work to dry, choose their glaze color and Stefani will glaze and fire the pieces. Put a special handmade touch on your home garden.…


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April 1, 2018 | Arts & Culture, Designing Urban Landscapes

A Four Part Course Dates: Sundays – 4/1, 4/8, 4/15, 4/22 Time: 11:30am-1:30pm Learn about landscape design, community building and future building in this 4-part course. Rooted in holistic horticultural practices and environmental justice, instructor Robyn Mello will draw from her experiences designing and maintaining public gardens throughout the Philadelphia. We will discuss principles of permaculture, land use policy, community organizing, and we will learn about varieties of edible and medicinal perennial plants that will grow well in the Philadelphia…

April 4, 2018 | Little Explorers: Growing Plants, Growing Minds (2018)

We’ll search the garden for young greens sprouts and learn about the baby plant inside of every seed, then we’ll plant a seed to grow at home. Monthly program for toddlers and preschoolers ages 2-4. Each session includes activities, performances, snacks, and walks through the garden, weather permitting. Pre-registration required, one adult chaperone for every two children. Bring a picnic lunch and stay for our free story hour at noon from April to November. Please note the program will be cancelled…

April 4, 2018 | Mycomedicine Class, Nature & Citizen Science
Mycomedicines: Mushrooms for Human and Ecosystem Health (2018)


A Four Part Course Dates: Wednesdays – 4/4, 5/16, 7/11, 9/26 Time: 6-8pm Americans have long been averse to mushrooms, arguably due to British colonial influence on our attitudes regarding the kingdom Fungi. Many of us learn to fear wild mushrooms as kids, but very few move beyond that fear and into a more complex understanding of the numerous mushroom species native to Philadelphia, many of which have been used as medicine since ancient times. In recent years, we have…


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Designing Urban Ecosystems: Tools and Techniques for Regenerative Living (2018)

A Four Part Course Dates: Sundays – 4/1, 4/8, 4/15, 4/22 Time: 11:30am-1:30pm
 

Learn about landscape design, community building and future building in this 4-part course. Rooted in holistic horticultural practices and environmental justice, instructor Robyn Mello will draw from her experiences designing and maintaining public gardens throughout the Philadelphia. We will discuss principles of permaculture, land use policy, community organizing, and we will learn about varieties of edible and medicinal perennial plants that will grow well in the Philadelphia…

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April 14, 2018 | Second Saturdays, Volunteer
Second Saturday Volunteer Day (2018)


We welcome volunteers on the second and fourth Saturday of most months from April to October, 9:30 am to 12:30 pm. Volunteers will work with our staff on seasonal tasks like weeding, planting, cleaning, pruning, and light maintenance. No special experience or skills required. Dress for working outdoors, and if you have them, bring work gloves and a water bottle. PLEASE NOTE: Each adult must register individually in order to complete the waiver.


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Bartram’s Garden
5400 Lindbergh Blvd.
Philadelphia, PA 19143
(215) 729-5281
bartramsgarden.org