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April 25, 2020 | , , , , , , , , ,

[POSTPONED] Southwest Spring Fest! (2020)

Due to the unfolding situation regarding COVID-19, this program will no longer take place as scheduled, but may be rescheduled. Future programming will be assessed on a rolling basis. Please follow our Facebook page for more updates and information. See our full statement here. Join us as we celebrate our new season at Southwest Spring Fest! We’ll have a huge variety of hardy perennial plants for sale, as well as a selection of edible plants and houseplants! Enjoy workshops lead by Bartram’s…

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Bird sitting on a branch in a green-leafed tree

May 6, 2020 | , ,

Little Explorers: Spring is for the Birds (2020)

Find out where birds live and how they talk, then build your own nest out of materials from the Garden.   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 10 am to 11:30…

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blue and purple banner with illustration of clapperboard, reading Family Outdoor Movie Night at Bartram's Garden

May 8, 2020 | , , ,

Family Outdoor Movie Night – May

Film TBD! Check back for more info. Movie 8 – 10pm with Sunset Bike Ride from 7 – 8pm Bike ride info: Sunset Bike Ride Join us on the Ginkgo Lawn after sundown for a free screening of a family friendly film. Visit our free refreshment stand to grab some popcorn and lemonade to enjoy while you watch the movie. You are welcome to bring a picnic if you like, too! Bring your own blanket for lawn seating and get…

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May 28, 2020 | , , ,

Tides on Tap | A Fundraiser for Bartram’s Garden (2020)

Support Bartram’s Garden while enjoying some springtime sunshine and local brews at the Community Boathouse on the Schuylkill River. Admission includes your first drink! Festivities will include horticulture quizzo (5:30 to 6:00 PM), a local DJ, food trucks (cash only), and sweet treats. Bring your puppers & kiddos, this event is dog & family friendly! All instruction and equipment provided and kids boat free with a parent or guardian! $15 online pre-sale adult admission, $18 at the door. *Admission tickets…

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

June 3, 2020 | , ,

Little Explorers: The Garden in Bloom (2020)

We’ll explore Bartram’s Garden with all of our senses and create colorful flower art.   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 10 am to 11:30 am. Bring a picnic lunch and…

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blue and purple banner with illustration of clapperboard, reading Family Outdoor Movie Night at Bartram's Garden

June 5, 2020 | , , ,

Family Outdoor Movie Night – June

Film TBD! Check back for more info. Movie 8:30 – 10:30pm with Sunset Bike Ride from 7:30 – 8:30pm Bike ride info: Sunset Bike Ride Join us on the Ginkgo Lawn after sundown for a free screening of a family friendly film. Visit our free refreshment stand to grab some popcorn and lemonade to enjoy while you watch the movie. You are welcome to bring a picnic if you like, too! Bring your own blanket for lawn seating and get…

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June 7, 2020 | , ,

Brown Brainy Brilliant Book Festival

The Brown Brainy Brilliant Book Festival is an annual free literary event in Philadelphia, PA showcasing a diverse group of independently published authors—those of color and those from the LGBTQ+ community. The goal is to expose readers to familiar, emerging voices; and encourage summer reading, learning, and wellness. This event will focus strongly on children’s literature but is open to books for various ages and genres. Readers of all ages are welcome. Come see yourself in our stories! Thank you…

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Peeking through trees across the Schuylkill River as the sun rises

June 21, 2020 | , , ,

Solstice: Sunrise and Noon Ceremonies

Currently, this event is anticipated to take place as scheduled. We will be evaluating our programming on a rolling basis in light of the COVID-19 outbreak and will take appropriate measures to safeguard our visitors, community, and staff in that regard. In the event of cancellation and rescheduling, this page will be updated accordingly. More Info We are inviting the general public to come to celebrate the June solstice with a sunrise ceremony at dawn followed by a dance celebration…

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two black swallowtail caterpillars

July 1, 2020 | , ,

Little Explorers: Caterpillars, Dragonflies, and Butterflies (2020)

Search for cool bugs in the Garden and make your very own insect sculpture.   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 10 am to 11:30 am. Bring a picnic lunch and…

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