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Paint & Sip: Franklinia

Past Event: Thursday, August 25, 5:30 pm

Join us for this very special Paint & Sip that spotlights Bartram’s signature plant, the Franklinia. This is a unique opportunity to paint outdoors and enjoy the beauty of the…

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Franklinia Series: Franklinia alatamaha’s near relation – The Loblolly Bay

August 17, 2021

Passages taken from “Franklinia alatamaha, A History of That “Very Curious” Shrub” by Joel T. Fry, in Bartram Broadside, Special Franklinia Edition, published by the John Bartram Association for the…

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Franklinia Series: Finding Franklinia alatamaha (Part Two)

July 28, 2021

Passages taken from “Franklinia alatamaha, A History of That “Very Curious” Shrub” by Joel T. Fry, in Bartram Broadside, Special Franklinia Edition, published by the John Bartram Association for the…

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Curator’s Tour: Franklinia

Past Event: Saturday, August 7, 12:00 pm

Curator Joel Fry will lead a garden tour focusing on Franklinia, the rare native plant from Georgia, saved from extinction by the Bartram family. Several examples of Franklinia alatamaha will…

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Franklinia Series: Finding Franklinia alatamaha (Part One)

July 19, 2021

Our Franklinia alatamaha is starting to bloom! Over the next several weeks, curator Joel Fry will explain the history behind Franklinia and the Bartrams in a three-part series! Passages taken…

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Franklinia bloom on a green leafy branch

Paint & Sip: Franklinia

Past Event: Monday, August 23, 5:00 pm

As we savor the long summer evenings, let’s paint the blooming Franklin tree together while enjoying the relaxed atmosphere of an outdoor BYO Paint & Sip. A rare plant native…

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One white bloom with yellow center and two green buds of the Franklinia tree, surrounded by its leaves

Paint + Sip on FB Live: Franklinia in Bloom (2020)

Past Event: Thursday, August 13, 5:00 pm

As we enjoy the end of long summer evenings, let’s paint the blooming Franklin tree together, live! A rare plant native to southeastern North America, the Franklinia alatamaha was named…

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Paint and Sip: Franklinia in Bloom

Past Event: Thursday, August 2, 1:00 pm

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…

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Darby Meetinghouse & Burial Grounds: Open House & Tours with Franklin Fountain

Past Event: Sunday, August 6, 6:00 am

Darby Friends Monthly Meeting and Bartram’s Garden invite you to visit the historic Darby Meetinghouse & Burial Grounds! Darby, Pennsylvania was the location of John Bartram’s birthplace and his family’s…

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Paint and Sip: Franklinia in Bloom (2017)

Past Event: Tuesday, August 8, 1:00 pm

**This event is sold out.** The Franklinia is the most well-known discovery of John and William Bartram, a tree in the tea family with white blossoms that are most fragrant…

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Curator Tour with Joel Fry: Franklinia and Summer Flowers

Past Event: Saturday, July 20, 8:00 am

Join us for a special tour with our Curator Joel Fry, focused on the fascinating history of the fabulously finicky Franklin tree (Franklinia alatamaha) and other lovely summertime blooms at Bartram’s…

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Monthly Curator’s Tour: Franklinia, That Very Curious Shrub

Past Event: Saturday, August 11, 8:15 am

The Franklinia is one of the most recognized botanic contributions of the Bartram family.  Join Curator Joel Fry for an in-depth discussion on the history this “curious” botanic discovery and…

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The Bartrams, the White Mulberry Tree, and the Story of American Silk

August 3, 2022

The Bartrams were a family of natural scientists who would happily collect and cultivate almost any plant, but they were not immune to acquiring plants that carried the allure of…

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Paint & Sip: Autumn Leaves

Upcoming Event: Thursday, October 13, 5:30 pm

Enjoy Nature’s artistry as you get to know the unique shapes sported by the leaves of our very special Bartram trees. Get to know some local leaves and include them…

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