Bartram’s Garden is free to those who wish to explore on their own from dawn to dusk. We are open year-round, with the exception of City-observed holidays.

Guided tours are offered Thursday through Sunday, from the first week in April to the first week in December. Tickets are available in the Welcome Center.

Visitor Basics

When You Arrive: Free parking is available in our visitor parking lot. Make the Welcome Center (located in the brick courtyard) your first stop to pick up a map and tour tickets. Beverages, souvenirs, seeds, and native plants grown at Bartram’s Garden are available for purchase.

Garden Etiquette: Bicycles, pets, and picnicking are welcome on the grounds, except within our eight-acre botanic garden, which was first planted in 1728. All pets must be leashed in accordance with City of Philadelphia ordinances.

Amenities: Several picnic tables are located on site. While we do not offer dining facilities, snacks and beverages are available in the Welcome Center during our visitor season. Click here to check out a map of other nearby restaurants in the University City area.

ADA Accessibility: ADA accessible bathrooms are available on site.

Welcome Center Hours

Monday10:00am - 4:00pm
Tuesday10:00am - 4:00pm
Wednesday10:00am - 4:00pm
Thursday10:00am - 4:00pm
Friday10:00am - 4:00pm
Saturday10:00am - 6:00pm
Sunday10:00am - 6:00pm