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October 7, 2018 | , , ,

Indigenous Peoples Celebration on the Banks of the Lower Schuylkill (2018)

Join Indigenous Education as they work to accentuate the accomplishments and continued presence of indigenous peoples in Philadelphia. Together, we will explore indigenous connections to the river through collaborative art activities, workshops, presentations, guided tours, food, drumming, and dancing. Enhance your own connections to our waterways while taking in the beauty of the garden’s botanical banks. This event is FREE and open to the public! This is part of our Art@Bartram series. Art@Bartram’s is a multi-year collaborative initiative between Bartram’s…

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October 7, 2018 | , , , , , ,

Ephemeral Sculptures with Invasive Species

Phragmites australis is a fast-growing perennial grass with hollow woody stems. Like many cosmopolitan plants, it has a reputation for choking out native species and thus providing inferior habitat for native fauna. Still, labeling any living organism—plant or animal—as “invasive” is not entirely uncontroversial. After all, every invasive plant is also an uprooted native plant, making its best effort to survive after having been carried far away from its home. Phragmites grows in in dense stands in our meadow in…

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November 4, 2018 | , , ,

Autumn Leaf Mosaics

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 leafcut-on-paper mosaics using a palette of leaves that you’ll pick out yourself. Workshop Fees: $18 Non-Members $5 Members

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December 2, 2018 | , , ,

Holiday Cardmaking in the Bartram House

A designated National Historic Landmark, the Bartram house sits watch over the historic core of Bartram’s Garden. Enjoy the holiday season with a tour of this unique and artful work of architecture, and be inspired to create handcrafted stationery within the respite of John Bartram’s cozy farmhouse. Workshop Fees: $18 Non-Members $5 Members

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