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July 13, 2018 - July 14, 2018 | , , ,

Moth Observation (2018)

We’ll be celebrating National Moth Week by hanging out with naturalist Ken Frank and woodland gardener Mandy Katz in the lower garden, luring at an incredible array of nocturnal insects with black lights, overripe bananas and molasses. Intrigued? Come out for a rare opportunity to get an up-close look at some of the ethereal animals that spend the days hidden in plain sight in Philly’s urban wilderness. Open to seasoned entomologists and curious newcomers alike, we’ll work together to observe,…

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July 14, 2018 | ,

(SPECIAL TOUR) Sankofa Farm with Chris Bolden Newsome: Going Back To Get It (2018)

The Garden has long been a place for the exchange of ideas. In the 18th and 19thcentury, notable persons in the fields of art and science gathered here at this garden to walk its grounds and discuss abstract ideas and the issues of their time.  The Garden was a place of ideas and imagination – where the passing of the seasons and the intimate connection to the tides could spark inspiration and creativity. Join us this season as we explore the…

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August 2, 2018 | , , , ,

Paint and Sip: Franklinia in Bloom

Capture the Bartrams’ most famous discovery, the lovely and fragrant Franklinia tree in bloom as you sip a beverage and paint in acrylic. Step by step instruction, materials, and beverages provided. Workshop Fees: $18 Non-Members $5 Members

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August 11, 2018 | ,

(SPECIAL TOUR) Growing History with Owen Taylor: The Kingsessing Bean (2018)

The Garden has long been a place for the exchange of ideas. In the 18th and 19thcentury, notable persons in the fields of art and science gathered here at this garden to walk its grounds and discuss abstract ideas and the issues of their time.  The Garden was a place of ideas and imagination – where the passing of the seasons and the intimate connection to the tides could spark inspiration and creativity. Join us this season as we explore the…

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September 8, 2018 | ,

(SPECIAL TOUR) Equally Free with Myself with Sharece Blakney: the Black History of Kingsessing (2018)

The Garden has long been a place for the exchange of ideas. In the 18th and 19thcentury, notable persons in the fields of art and science gathered here at this garden to walk its grounds and discuss abstract ideas and the issues of their time.  The Garden was a place of ideas and imagination – where the passing of the seasons and the intimate connection to the tides could spark inspiration and creativity. Join us this season as we explore the…

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September 30, 2018 | , ,

Nature Photography Series in the Orchard

Join Philadelphia Orchard Project (POP) at Bartram’s Garden to learn the basics of nature photography! In each 3-hour, stand-alone session, instructor Joshua Lee Mallory of Noise Soul Cinema will cover shot composition, lighting, autofocus, and pro-tips for editing photos through your phone or Instagram. Attendees will capture photos of the Bartram’s Garden orchard during three seasonal peak periods of blooming and fruiting and will have the opportunity to submit their photos to a summer photography exhibit (June 14th through August…

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October 4, 2018 | , ,

Twilight in the Garden (2018)

Twilight in the Garden is the annual gala to benefit Bartram’s Garden and the year’s largest fundraiser. Join us this fall to honor Senator Anthony H. Williams and Mr. Edward M. D’Alba for their commitment to Philadelphia’s riverfront communities. The evening will include cocktails in the historic flower garden, a starlit view of the Philadelphia skyline, and a dinner of late-summer seasonal favorites in our new hilltop pavilion. The festivities also feature a lively auction and guided sunset tours of the garden.

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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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October 13, 2018 | ,

(SPECIAL TOUR) Cider Mill: John’s Stone Mill and the History of Apples (2018)

The Garden has long been a place for the exchange of ideas. In the 18th and 19thcentury, notable persons in the fields of art and science gathered here at this garden to walk its grounds and discuss abstract ideas and the issues of their time.  The Garden was a place of ideas and imagination – where the passing of the seasons and the intimate connection to the tides could spark inspiration and creativity. Join us this season as we explore the…

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