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Over dark wood, the words Handmade Holidays and Greens Sale

December 7, 2019 | , ,

HANDMADE HOLIDAYS: Green Sale & Market (2019)

Deck the halls with our beautiful selection of decorated and undecorated wreaths, centerpieces, fresh evergreens and more! Enjoy seasonal music, stocking stuffers, and refreshments at our annual Greens Sale, and visit our Holiday Marketplace vendors and the Welcome Center shop for great gift ideas. Purchase ornamental greens and roping to create your own decorations for the holiday season while also supporting the Garden! Member Preview Breakfast: 9am – 10:30am at the Courtyard & Barn Sale opens to the public at 10am…

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A box with "Gourmet Candles" printed on it, surrounded by an impressive variety of candles, some of which are made to look like desserts.

December 8, 2019 | , , , , ,

Winter Make + Take: Candle Making Workshop

2pm-4pm Gourmet Candle is back by popular demand to lead another workshop at the garden! Enjoy a fun and relaxing night out with friends and let your creativity soar at Gourmet Candle’s BYOB candle making class. We provide everything you need to create one-of-a-kind candles. Learn step-by-step instruction on how to create candles and candle burning tips. Add your own flair to your candles by mixing fragrances to make new candle scents. You’ll be inspired to learn something new and…

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Small yellow mushrooms growing on a mossy log

December 11, 2019 |

Homeschooler Days: Decomposition (2019)

Mushrooms, mycelia, mold, oh my! We’ll dive into the science of mycology, explore wild fungi in the garden, and harness decomposition to make our own mushroom log!   Ages 5-13. $12 per student or free for Bartram’s Garden Members at the Family level and up. Become a Member online at bartramsgarden.org/join or join on program day. Reservations required. We offer discounted rates for our Southwest Neighbors and ACCESS Cardholders. More info here. For discounted reservations (or any other questions), contact…

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Several small venus fly trap plants situated among lush green moss

January 8, 2020 |

Homeschooler Days: The Evolution of Plants (2019)

Join us from January-June for an interconnected series of lessons in our children’s garden! Kids will have the opportunity to see our garden through, from planning to planting to harvest. We’ll dig deep to uncover the natural histories of the plants all around us, from simple early species like mosses and ferns to the complex flowering plants that have evolved countless forms and relationships with other living creatures. Ages 5-13. $12 per student or free for Bartram’s Garden Members at…

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Several small venus fly trap plants situated among lush green moss

January 8, 2020 |

Homeschooler Days: The Evolution of Plants (2019)

Join us from January-June for an interconnected series of lessons in our children’s garden! Kids will have the opportunity to see our garden through, from planning to planting to harvest. We’ll dig deep to uncover the natural histories of the plants all around us, from simple early species like mosses and ferns to the complex flowering plants that have evolved countless forms and relationships with other living creatures. Ages 5-13. $12 per student or free for Bartram’s Garden Members at…

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January 20, 2020 |

Martin Luther King Day of Service (2020)

Join us for this annual day of service in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. Your volunteer efforts can make an incredible difference at Bartram’s Garden! Volunteers will work with our staff on seasonal tasks like weeding, 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. We will have a small youth-led remembrance starting at 9:30 AM at the Sankofa Community Farm…

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Close-up of a branch covered in ice and snow

February 2, 2020 | , , ,

Make + Take: Herbal Toolkit for Seasonal Depression and Anxiety (2020)

We’ll take a look at plants that can alleviate acute and chronic anxiety and depression and discuss the most effective method of using them. Herbs that address underlying imbalances that lead to mental health challenges will also be covered. No prior knowledge of plants or herbal medicine required! YOU WILL GO HOME WITH: an on-the-go sampler kit that will help you to figure out what plants are most effective for you when stressful situations come up. Kelly McCarthy is a…

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Snow in the Meadow

February 5, 2020 | , ,

Little Explorers: Snowy Weather (2020)

Snow or shine, we’ll get together in the cozy Bartram Barn to hibernate with some good books and talk about our missing animal friends.   Designed for toddlers and pre-schoolers, ages 2-4. One adult chaperone is required for every two children. Each session includes activities, performances, snacks, and walks through the garden, weather permitting. Please note: Program is cancelled if Philadelphia School District is closed for weather emergencies. 1st Wednesday of the month, February through November. Morning session takes place…

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A lush garden with lots of greenery, yellow and pink flowers

February 12, 2020 |

Homeschooler Days: Greenhouse & Garden Charette (2019)

Join us from January-June for an interconnected series of lessons in our children’s garden! Kids will have the opportunity to see our garden through, from planning to planting to harvest. What goes into designing a garden? We’ll explore the historic and modern greenhouses at Bartram’s Garden, and put our heads together to plan this year’s Children’s Garden. Ages 5-13. $12 per student or free for Bartram’s Garden Members at the Family level and up. Become a Member online at bartramsgarden.org/join…

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