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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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Shows people standing around picnic tables in the lush green meadow listening to music. A DJ is spinning beats in the background.

September 26, 2019 | , , ,

Vibrations: September (2019)

5pm-9pm outdoors in the Bartram’s Garden Meadow. VIBRATIONS continues in a quest to unite talented artists from Philly & beyond. DJ Osagie’s bringing in new, rising, and established artists of color from New York City, Atlanta, and elsewhere to share their art with Philadelphia’s own artists and audience. Build connections; meet the scene; get inspired. Delicious and refreshing beverages will be available throughout the evening PLUS authentic Caribbean fare from the Jerk Chicken Man himself! General Admission: $5 Southwest Neighbors & ACCESS…

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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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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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A view from inside the Bartram House, in the white-walled conservatory, looking toward a yellow door, beside a sunny window with a wooden bench in front of it

December 1, 2019 | , , , ,

Holiday Card-Making in the Bartram House (2019)

A designated National Historic Landmark, the Bartram House sits watch over the historic core of Bartram’s Garden. Enjoy the holiday season with a tour of this unique and artful work of architecture, and be inspired to create handcrafted stationery within the respite of John Bartram’s cozy farmhouse. Teaching artist Heather Rinehart approaches fine art through her love of science and history. She has a professional background in illustration and design and a deep interest in nature and storytelling, offering her…

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