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August 30, 2018 | , , ,

Make + Take: Aerium Workshop with StitchPrism

Join StitchPrism for a hands-on Aerium-making workshop. Each participant will design and walk away with their own Aerium, an indoor mini air plant garden. Choose from a selection of dried moss, colorful flowers, seedpods, and pinecones (most harvested or grown locally!) to create a nest for a tillandsia air plant to live in. 3 different shapes and sizes of glass available (medium-large sized). All materials provided. General Tickets: $28 Member Tickets: $22 Southwest Neighbor Discount Tickets: $5 (please contact Zach…

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September 23, 2018 | , ,

Tree Medicine Walk (2018)

THIS PROGRAM IS *SOLD OUT*   Join our Wilderness Gardener, Mandy Katz, for in-depth exploration of the fascinating medicinal trees of Bartram’s Garden. We’ll take a leisurely two-hour walk across our ecologically diverse 50+ acre site and discuss historic and contemporary medicinal uses of species such as Hawthorn, Sassafras, White Pine, Pawpaw, Linden, Toothache Tree and more. In order to provide an intimate experience, we’ll be limiting the number of participants, so please reserve your tickets early!  Comfortable walking shoes…

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September 30, 2018 | , ,

Nature Photography Series in the Orchard

Join Philadelphia Orchard Project (POP) at Bartram’s Garden to learn the basics of nature photography! In each 3-hour, stand-alone session, instructor Joshua Lee Mallory of Noise Soul Cinema will cover shot composition, lighting, autofocus, and pro-tips for editing photos through your phone or Instagram. Attendees will capture photos of the Bartram’s Garden orchard during three seasonal peak periods of blooming and fruiting and will have the opportunity to submit their photos to a summer photography exhibit (June 14th through August…

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September 30, 2018 | , , , , ,

Paint and Sip: Submerged Landscapes with Rob Boss

We’ll learn wet-on-wet oil speed-painting techniques during an intimate, experimental art workshop outside at the Community Boathouse. Employing equal measures of performance art and actual painting instruction, our teaching artists will ask you to dip your paintbrushes into the future. We’ll explore the warmer, wetter landscape of the tidal Schuylkill in a post-polar ice cap world along with Rob Boss, our ever-positive instructor. Remember — it’s okay if you make a mistake! You can always just cover it up with…

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October 7, 2018 | , , , , , ,

Ephemeral Sculptures with Invasive Species

Phragmites australis is a fast-growing perennial grass with hollow woody stems. Like many cosmopolitan plants, it has a reputation for choking out native species and thus providing inferior habitat for native fauna. Still, labeling any living organism—plant or animal—as “invasive” is not entirely uncontroversial. After all, every invasive plant is also an uprooted native plant, making its best effort to survive after having been carried far away from its home. Phragmites grows in in dense stands in our meadow in…

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November 18, 2018 | , , , , ,

Make + Take: Herbal Salves (2018)

Learn to make infused oils and salves for everything from bruises, scrapes and bug bites to arthritis, stiffness and inflammation. We’ll talk about which local plants work well in oils and salves, and troubleshoot some common salve-making mistakes. You will go home with a 2 oz. jar of all-purpose healing salve that we’ll have made together during class. General Pricing: $20 Member Pricing: $15

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November 30, 2018 | , , ,

HANDMADE HOLIDAYS: Green Sale & Market – MEMBER PREVIEW (2018)

Bartram’s Garden Members can enjoy a special preview & reception evening before our Green Sale & Market on Saturday, Dec. 1! You may join or renew at the event. Free ornament with membership purchase or renewal.  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.…

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December 1, 2018 | , , ,

HANDMADE HOLIDAYS: Green Sale & Market (2018)

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! Free ornament with membership purchase or renewal at the event. Visitors can pick up a pre-ordered, Bartram’s Signature Wreath, featuring…

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