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May 28, 2020 | , , ,

[Postponed] Tides on Tap | A Fundraiser for Bartram’s Garden (2020)

This event has been postponed. Watch this page for more information & future rescheduling. Thank you!   Support Bartram’s Garden while enjoying some springtime sunshine and local brews at the Community Boathouse on the Schuylkill River. Admission includes your first drink! Festivities will include horticulture quizzo (5:30 to 6:00 PM), a local DJ, food trucks (cash only), and sweet treats. Bring your puppers & kiddos, this event is dog & family friendly! All instruction and equipment provided and kids boat…

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May 31, 2020 | , ,

Family Art Workshop on Instragram: The Art of Birds (2020)

Explore birds from a creative point of view. Join us online to learn techniques for drawing birds used by professionals and create some bird art of your own. All ages and levels of experience are welcome!    Please join us for this class for FREE over Bartram’s Garden’s Instagram Live. As the situation with COVID19 continues to evolve, all on-site public programming at Bartram’s Garden is canceled until further notice. Even though our grounds remain open, we ask that you…

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A lush garden with lots of greenery, yellow and pink flowers

June 3, 2020 | , ,

Little Explorers: The Garden in Bloom (2020)

We’ll explore Bartram’s Garden with all of our senses and create colorful flower art.   Designed for toddlers and pre-schoolers, ages 2-4. One adult chaperone is required for every two children. Each session includes activities, performances, snacks, and walks through the garden, weather permitting. Please note: Program is cancelled if Philadelphia School District is closed for weather emergencies. 1st Wednesday of the month, February through November. Morning session takes place 10 am to 11:30 am. Bring a picnic lunch and…

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June 3, 2020 | , , , , ,

(CANCELLED) Urban Beauty Cabinet Workshop: Dry Skin Body Wash Workshop

Due to the unfolding situation regarding COVID-19, this program will no longer take place as scheduled. Future programming will be assessed on a rolling basis. Please follow our Facebook page for more updates and information. See our full statement here. If you have dry skin, finding a body cleanser that doesn’t further dry and irritate your skin can be a big challenge. Learn how to make a gentle body cleanser with natural ingredients like soapwort and honey. This is one in a…

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shot from a rowboat, this picture looks over the side and north along the Schuylkill River toward Center in twilight.

June 4, 2020 | , , , , ,

(CANCELLED) June Moonlight Rowboating (2020)

Due to the unfolding situation regarding COVID-19, this program will no longer take place as scheduled. Future programming will be assessed on a rolling basis. Please follow our Facebook page for more updates and information. See our full statement here. Take in the wonders of the Schuylkill River as the sun set and the moon appears above the city skyline. Venture out onto the water in illuminated skiffs built by Philly youth, partake in a variety of delicious refreshments, and move to…

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a group of children, some on bikes and some standing, some in blue bike helmets

June 5, 2020 | , ,

Sunset Bike Ride

Come early to our Family Outdoor Movie Nights for a sunset bike ride through the Garden! Bike ride takes place one hour before film screening. In partnership with the Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia, we will offer free bike rentals on the Bartram’s Mile, a new walking and biking trail along the river. A variety of sizes of bike and helmet are available. First come-first-served! Films are TBD; check back for more information! Family Outdoor Movie Night – May Family…

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June 5, 2020 | , , ,

Family Outdoor Movie Night – June

Film TBD! Check back for more info. Movie 8:30 – 10:30pm with Sunset Bike Ride from 7:30 – 8:30pm Bike ride info: Sunset Bike Ride Join us on the Ginkgo Lawn after sundown for a free screening of a family friendly film. Visit our free refreshment stand to grab some popcorn and lemonade to enjoy while you watch the movie. You are welcome to bring a picnic if you like, too! Bring your own blanket for lawn seating and get…

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Green seedlings lined up in a greenhouse. The arch of the bright greenhouse roof is visible. In the far background, a person tends to the seedlings.

June 6, 2020 | , , , , ,

Nursery Tour and Cutting Propagation Mini-Workshop (2020)

Currently, this event is anticipated to take place as scheduled. We will be evaluating our programming on a rolling basis in light of the COVID-19 outbreak and will take appropriate measures to safeguard our visitors, community, and staff in that regard. In the event of cancellation and rescheduling, this page will be updated accordingly. More Info Enjoy a behind-the-scenes look at the green houses at Bartram’s Garden. Attendees will get an overview about the Bartram nursery history and current greenhouse growing…

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June 7, 2020 | , ,

Cancelled for 2020: Brown Brainy Brilliant Book Festival

As the situation with COVID19 continues to evolve, this public program has been canceled with the hope and expectation that it will find a home in the garden next year. We will assess future programming on a rolling basis. In the meantime, please follow our social media channels for information on live-streams and online workshops.  The historic house and garden are closed per state requirement, however the public park and recreational trail are open for walking, biking, jogging, and operating a wheelchair. Do…

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