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"Southwest Spring Fest" over picture of flowering tree and blue sky

April 27, 2019 - April 28, 2019 | , , , , , ,

Southwest Spring Fest! (2019)

Join us for a great weekend of family-friendly activities as we kick off our 2019 season! John Heinz Wildlife Refuge and Cobbs Creek Community Environmental Center will also hold fun events this weekend. A free shuttle bus will be available between Heinz, Cobbs Creek, and Bartram’s Garden and several community locations for both weekend days. See the bus schedule here.   Saturday, April 27th Member Preview and Mimosa Brunch: 9am-11am at Bartram’s Garden Barn Enjoy first choice of plants and…

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April 27, 2019 | , , ,

City Nature Challenge BioBlitz (2019)

Help us kick off our Southwest Spring Fest weekend with the Bartram’s BioBlitz! We’ll be posted up from 9am to 4pm trying to find as many species as possible, but you’re welcome to come and go as you please (or even come early! Looking at you, birders.) This event will occur throughout the site. You can find a map and get help setting up the iNaturalist app at the picnic area by the Barn. We will also have volunteer naturalists…

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Seedlings

April 27, 2019

Fourth Saturday Volunteer Day (2019)

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. Out of respect for our staff and other volunteers, please make sure you are arrive promptly at 9:30 AM. Tours…

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Seedlings

April 27, 2019 |

Fourth Saturday Volunteer Day (2019)

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. Out of respect for our staff and other volunteers, please make sure you are arrive promptly at 9:30 AM. Tours of…

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April 27, 2019 | ,

Spring Plant Sale (2019)

Please note: No Friday Member Preview! A members-only preview will precede the sale, on Saturday from 9-11am. Members can sip on mimosas while learning about our new nursery operations and special Bartram’s plants! Become a member or renew your membership today! To continue the botanical legacy of Philadelphia, Bartram’s Garden is hosting it’s spring plant sale opener. You will find native pollinator plants, delicious herbs, indoor plants, heirloom vegetables, annuals, shrubs, trees, and aquatic plants. The plant sale supports the continued…

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Smiling young man gives a thumbs-up while sitting in a red and yellow kayak in the Schuylkill River

April 27, 2019 | , , ,

Saturday Free Boating (2019)

Kayak or rowboat on this quiet stretch of the Schuylkill River. No registration or boating experience necessary! All ages are welcome, minors must be accompanied by an adult. We provide the boats, life jackets and basic instruction. There are trained rowers available if you would prefer to not row or paddle yourself. Kayak excursions limited to 30 minutes, rowboat excursions limited to 45 minutes. The last boat goes out at 3pm. We cancel in the event of rain, lightning, outfall…

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April 28, 2019 | ,

Bicycle Workshop (2019)

The Bicycle Coalition will offer adult bike riding lessons from 10am til noon, followed by bike tune-ups from noon to 1pm, and group bike rides for all levels from 1pm til 2pm. Bikes are available to borrow for the event, completely free! This event will occur at the 56th Street Pier.

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Girl holding a green sticker that reads "I am a scientist"

April 28, 2019 | ,

Philadelphia Science Festival: Be A Watershed Scientist (2019)

Join Partnership for the Delaware Estuary and Bartram’s Garden for a fun-filled learning experience along the Schuylkill River! Take a stroll through our watershed education ‘stations’ to learn all about trash in our waterways by playing games and changing your perception. Scientists aren’t always in the lab! Many water quality professionals work hard to protect our waterways from pollution, including litter and illegal dumping. We hope to inspire families in the Southwest community (and beyond) to take action in their…

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April 28, 2019 | , ,

WomanUP! Hat & Tea Party

Enjoy a luxurious afternoon tea party in the garden to celebrate local women who are making a difference by stepping up in their communities, businesses, and society. Honorees are women often unrecognized for their service or advocacy and who unify neighborhoods, volunteer regularly at their places of worship, or open doors to those in need. The day will include great food, live entertainment, and an awards presentation, with all proceeds benefiting the Sankofa Community Farm at Bartram’s Garden.

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