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September 16, 2018 | , , ,

Marbling & Nature Printing

Nature printing was practiced by naturalists of the 18th and 19th centuries as an efficient method of recording plant specimens. Marbling is a centuries-old process of decorating paper. Benjamin Franklin made use of both techniques as an anti-counterfeiting device for paper currency. Inspired by Joseph Breintnall’s nature prints, he incorporated them into the design of some of America’s earliest paper money and used marbled paper to print financial documents. Decorate your own paper through the Suminagashi marbling technique and make…

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September 18, 2018 | , ,

Tide Field Kayak Tour with Stacy Levy and Philly EDGE (2018)

The tidal fluctuation of the Schuylkill gives us a sense of the enduring quality of natural processes, occurring in the midst of our human world of concrete and steel. Tide Field both celebrates and calibrates the tide. This installation gives visitors a tangible way to connect to nature. By watching the tide and observing the surface of the water, people will get to know the river’s patterns. Explore Tide Field with the artist and learn more about the river that…

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September 18, 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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September 21, 2018 | , , ,

Family Outdoor Movie Night: The Good Dinosaur

Join us after sundown in the courtyard for a free screening of The Good Dinosaur. There will also be a guided, family-friendly tour of the garden starting at 5:45 pm. Movie starts at 6:45 PM. Presented by KenCrest West. FREE and open to all! FREE popcorn, lemonade, and water! Bring a blanket to sit on!

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September 22, 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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September 22, 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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September 23, 2018 | , ,

Tree Medicine Walk (2018)

THIS PROGRAM IS *SOLD OUT*   Join our Wilderness Gardener, Mandy Katz, for in-depth exploration of the fascinating medicinal trees of Bartram’s Garden. We’ll take a leisurely two-hour walk across our ecologically diverse 50+ acre site and discuss historic and contemporary medicinal uses of species such as Hawthorn, Sassafras, White Pine, Pawpaw, Linden, Toothache Tree and more. In order to provide an intimate experience, we’ll be limiting the number of participants, so please reserve your tickets early!  Comfortable walking shoes…

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September 24, 2018 | , ,

Harvest Moon Rowboating (2018)

Part of our Full Moon Rowboating series. Enjoy Tide Field under the moonlight. Row the Full Moon tide in illuminated skiffs built by Philly youth while enjoying sounds by Osagie. Take in a nighttime cooking demonstration and a tasting of the season’s bountiful harvest with the Vetri Mobile Teaching Kitchen. Row in skiffs built by Philly youth. Boats, lights, lifevests and basic instruction provided. 30 minute time limit for boating. PLUS: On-location apple pressing and delicious cider-based drinks This event…

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September 25, 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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