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June 5, 2018 | , ,

Tuesday Member Paddle (2018)

A special benefit for members of Bartram’s Garden, this 90-minute flatwater, small-group paddle is from the Bartram’s Garden to Center City and back. Kayaks, paddles, life jackets, headlamps, and basic instruction are provided. Volunteers paddle with the group as safety boaters. Children under 11 must be accompanied by an adult in a tandem kayak. Kayaking experience is not necessary but expect moderate physical exertion. To get to the Boathouse, you can park at 51st and Botanic and walk along the…

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June 6, 2018 | , , ,

Little Explorers: The Garden In Bloom (2018)

We’ll explore Bartram’s Garden with all of our senses and create colorful flower art. Monthly program for toddlers and preschoolers ages 2-4. Each session includes activities, performances, snacks, and walks through the garden, weather permitting. Pre-registration required, one adult chaperone for every two children. Bring a picnic lunch and stay for our free story hour at noon from April to November. Please note the program will be cancelled if the Philadelphia School District is closed for a weather emergency. $12…

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June 7, 2018 | , , , ,

Beer and Boats at Bartram’s Garden (2018)

Celebrate Philly Beer Week in the great outdoors with local brews served at the Bartram’s Garden Community Boathouse on the Schuylkill River. Tickets include the cost of the first beer and a boat or kayak excursion out onto the Schuylkill River from our Community Boathouse. All instruction and equipment provided. Kids boat free with a parent or guardian! $15 general admission, $10 for Bartram’s Garden members. All guests will need to sign a waiver before boating and provide photo ID before being…

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June 12, 2018 | , ,

Tuesday Member Paddle (2018)

A special benefit for members of Bartram’s Garden, this 90-minute flatwater, small-group paddle is from the Bartram’s Garden to Center City and back. Kayaks, paddles, life jackets, headlamps, and basic instruction are provided. Volunteers paddle with the group as safety boaters. Children under 11 must be accompanied by an adult in a tandem kayak. Kayaking experience is not necessary but expect moderate physical exertion. To get to the Boathouse, you can park at 51st and Botanic and walk along the…

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June 13, 2018 | , , ,

Homeschooler Day: Rotting Matters (2018)

What happens when a plant rots? Why does it smell so awful? Why does decay happen and is it something we want to stop or does it have a purpose? Explore the joys of death and decay! SECOND WEDNESDAY OF EVERY MONTH. Morning session takes place 10 am to noon. Afternoon session takes place 1 pm to 3 pm. Program is canceled if Philadelphia School District is closed for weather emergencies. $12 per student or free for Bartram’s Garden Members…

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June 13, 2018 | , , ,

Homeschooler Day: Rotting Matters (2018)

What happens when a plant rots? Why does it smell so awful? Why does decay happen and is it something we want to stop or does it have a purpose? Explore the joys of death and decay! SECOND WEDNESDAY OF EVERY MONTH. Morning session takes place 10 am to noon. Afternoon session takes place 1 pm to 3 pm. Program is canceled if Philadelphia School District is closed for weather emergencies. $12 per student or free for Bartram’s Garden Members…

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June 14, 2018 | , , , ,

Paint and Sip: Bartram’s Garden’s Oldest Trees

From the stately Yellowwood to North America’s oldest Ginkgo biloba, Bartram’s Garden is host to a small handful of trees that are over 200 years old. Enjoy an evening of plein air painting, featuring some of Philadelphia’s most storied trees. Step by step instruction, materials, and beverages will be provided. Workshop Fee: $18 Non-Members $5 Members

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June 17, 2018 | , , , , , ,

Ephemeral Sculptures with Invasive Species

Despite the fact that many cosmopolitan plant species have a reputation for choking out native plants and thus providing inferior habitat for native fauna, labeling any living organism—plant or animal—as “invasive” is not entirely uncontroversial. After all, every so-called invasive plants is a native species somewhere, and it’s not their fault that human-driven globalization has set up the perfect circumstances for them live—and, indeed thrive– so far away from home. Phragmites australis is a fast-growing perennial grass with hollow woody…

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June 19, 2018 | , ,

Tuesday Member Paddle (2018)

A special benefit for members of Bartram’s Garden, this 90-minute flatwater, small-group paddle is from the Bartram’s Garden to Center City and back. Kayaks, paddles, life jackets, headlamps, and basic instruction are provided. Volunteers paddle with the group as safety boaters. Children under 11 must be accompanied by an adult in a tandem kayak. Kayaking experience is not necessary but expect moderate physical exertion. To get to the Boathouse, you can park at 51st and Botanic and walk along the…

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