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October 23, 2018 | , ,

Tuesday Member Paddle (2018)

A special benefit for members of Bartram’s Garden, this 90-minute flatwater, small-group paddle is from the Bartram’s Garden to Center City and back. Kayaks, paddles, life jackets, headlamps, and basic instruction are provided. Volunteers paddle with the group as safety boaters. Children under 11 must be accompanied by an adult in a tandem kayak. Kayaking experience is not necessary but expect moderate physical exertion. To get to the Boathouse, you can park at 51st and Botanic and walk along the…

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October 27, 2018 | ,

Fourth 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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October 27, 2018 | , , ,

Saturday Free Boating (2018)

Explore this quiet stretch of the Schuylkill River on one of our kayaks or rowboats. 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. Kayak excursions limited to 30 minutes, rowboat excursions limited to 45 minutes. Location Free Saturday Boating embarks from our Community Boathouse, which is located on the northern tip of Bartram’s Garden on the river. Walk past the free Parking…

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Blue tie-dyed handkerchiefs laid out to dry

October 28, 2018 |

Make + Take: Natural Dyes T-Shirt Workshop (2018)

In this workshop you’ll have the opportunity to learn about a variety of seasonal natural dye plants and techniques.  You’ll learn about the process of extracting the dye from the plant, the difference between a dye and a stain, as well as the difference in dyeing plant fibers and animal fibers. The class will also touch on techniques to resist dye opening the door to pattern making and design Natural dyeing is a great way to customize your fiber projects…

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Spooky Bartram's House

October 28, 2018 | , ,

Halloween at Bartram’s Garden (2018)

Time to get SPOOKED with two days of family-friendly fun at the Bartram’s House! Sunday, 10/28 at 5:30pm-7pm: Haunted House Tours! Dress up (or don’t!) and join us at the Bartram’s House for haunted tours. Visit the spirits, trick or treat inside the house, and see some spooky sights. Afterward, head into the conservatory for crafts and camaraderie. Visitors who are not interested in the haunted house can go straight to the conservatory. Wednesday, 10/31 4pm: Royal By Nature – Scary…

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October 30, 2018 | , ,

Tuesday Member Paddle (2018)

A special benefit for members of Bartram’s Garden, this 90-minute flatwater, small-group paddle is from the Bartram’s Garden to Center City and back. Kayaks, paddles, life jackets, headlamps, and basic instruction are provided. Volunteers paddle with the group as safety boaters. Children under 11 must be accompanied by an adult in a tandem kayak. Kayaking experience is not necessary but expect moderate physical exertion. To get to the Boathouse, you can park at 51st and Botanic and walk along the…

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Spooky Bartram's House

October 31, 2018 | , ,

Halloween at Bartram’s Garden (2018)

Time to get SPOOKED with two days of family-friendly fun at the Bartram’s House! Sunday, 10/28 at 5:30pm-7pm: Haunted House Tours! Dress up (or don’t!) and join us at the Bartram’s House for haunted tours. Visit the spirits, trick or treat inside the house, and see some spooky sights. Afterward, head into the conservatory for crafts and camaraderie. Visitors who are not interested in the haunted house can go straight to the conservatory. Wednesday, 10/31 4pm: Royal By Nature – Scary…

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November 4, 2018 | , , ,

Autumn Leaf Mosaics (2018)

Endlessly varied in shape, color, and texture, the leaves of Bartram’s are brimming with opportunity to advance your artistic technique. Take in the garden in autumn, and learn methods for creating compelling leaf cut-on-paper mosaics using a palette of leaves that you’ll pick out yourself. $5 members, $18 non-members, $5 neighbors* —– *Limited first-come-first-served discounted tickets are available to our nearest neighbors in Southwest Philadelphia. To see if you qualify and/or to sign up for text alerts, please contact Zach…

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November 7, 2018 | , , ,

Little Explorers: Seed Collectors (2018)

How do seeds travel? Collect seeds from all over the garden and make a natural mosaic of seeds. 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 if the Philadelphia School District is closed for…

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