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September 21, 2019 | , , , , , , , ,

Weaving the Meadow

Explore the basics of weaving in the Bartram’s Garden Meadow! Learn how to use a free-stranded rigid heddle loom, constructed by artist Enrica Ferrero along the banks of the Schuylkill River. Use meadow plants to create unique textures and patterns. During open hours, you can find this hidden loom by following signs from the Community Boathouse or the bike path. Large portions of our 50+ acre botanical garden can be explored via wheelchair, though some of our outdoor paths are…

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September 22, 2019 | , , , ,

Seed Cleaning (Volunteer Session, Autumn 2019)

Bartram’s Garden horticulturalist Mandy Katz will provide guidance as we hand-process a wide assortment of seeds collected from the garden. Support Bartram’s Garden while enjoying a relaxing, communal atmosphere with many hands at work. Some of these seeds will be sold out of our nursery while others will be planted in the garden in the spring. Each type of seed is handled a little differently, making this an excellent learning opportunity for those interested in learning the ancient practice of…

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Group of people seated at a few picnic tables under trees, writing in journals

September 22, 2019 | , , , ,

Wilderness Garden Journals (2019)

Continue in the tradition of innumerable Philadelphian artists and naturalists – from William Bartram to Sarah Mapps Douglass—and discover the joys of nature journaling in our Wilderness Garden. Explore historic Bartram’s garden and learn sketching techniques for creating on the go. For beginning to intermediate artists. Members: $5 Non-Members: $18 Southwest Neighbors & ACCESS cardholders: $2 $2 tickets for this event are available to eligible Southwest Philly neighbors and/or ACCESS Card holders! If you have either an ID with a SW Philly…

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An 1872 Map of Kingsessing, PA

September 26, 2019 | , ,

Map Chats: Bartram’s Garden

Join us for the fourth and final lecture in the American Philosophical Society’s “Map Chats” series, running throughout the Mapping a Nation exhibition. Today, maps are used in a variety of ways, from artistic pieces to scientific tools. Throughout the program series, join us as we survey the different aspects and opportunities that maps present to us. At “Map Chats: Bartram’s Garden,” learn about how maps are used to research and replant parts of Bartram’s Garden. Discover how Bartram’s Garden…

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black and white image of a stand of Phragmites grass beside some trees

October 5, 2019 | , , , ,

Invasive Species Sculptures (2019)

Phragmites grows in in dense stands in our meadow in spite of ongoing efforts to control it, sometimes reaching 15 feet in height. We’ll discuss the intersection of botany and globalization at Bartram’s Garden and weave a giant Phragmites sculpture together, working with materials available in the garden. Join us early for discussion and instruction, or come late to add on to what others have already begun! FREE Large portions of our 50+ acre botanical garden can be explored via…

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October 14, 2019 | , , , , , , , ,

Weaving the Meadow

Explore the basics of weaving in the Bartram’s Garden Meadow! Learn how to use a free-stranded rigid heddle loom, constructed by artist Enrica Ferrero along the banks of the Schuylkill River. Use meadow plants to create unique textures and patterns. During open hours, you can find this hidden loom by following signs from the Community Boathouse or the bike path. Large portions of our 50+ acre botanical garden can be explored via wheelchair, though some of our outdoor paths are…

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October 19, 2019 | , , , , , , , ,

Weaving the Meadow

Explore the basics of weaving in the Bartram’s Garden Meadow! Learn how to use a free-stranded rigid heddle loom, constructed by artist Enrica Ferrero along the banks of the Schuylkill River. Use meadow plants to create unique textures and patterns. During open hours, you can find this hidden loom by following signs from the Community Boathouse or the bike path. Large portions of our 50+ acre botanical garden can be explored via wheelchair, though some of our outdoor paths are…

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October 26, 2019 | , , , , , , , ,

Weaving the Meadow

Explore the basics of weaving in the Bartram’s Garden Meadow! Learn how to use a free-stranded rigid heddle loom, constructed by artist Enrica Ferrero along the banks of the Schuylkill River. Use meadow plants to create unique textures and patterns. During open hours, you can find this hidden loom by following signs from the Community Boathouse or the bike path. Large portions of our 50+ acre botanical garden can be explored via wheelchair, though some of our outdoor paths are…

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A painting of a wild turkey walking in front of shrubs in red fall foliage

November 10, 2019 | , , , ,

Bird Anatomy for Artists (2019)

This one-of-a-kind workshop is back by popular demand! From goldfinches to bald eagles, Bartram’s Garden is a favorite stop for many migratory and year-round species of birds. We’ll take a look at the art and the science of avian anatomy. Explore new techniques for drawing on the fly and experience our feathered friends from a new perspective. Teaching artist Heather Rinehart approaches fine art through her love of science and history. She has a professional background in illustration and design…

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