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June 18, 2019 | ,

Tuesday Member Paddle (2019)

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 25, 2019 | ,

Tuesday Member Paddle (2019)

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 30, 2019 | , , , ,

Botanical Illustration (2019)

Bartram’s Garden boasts a rich history of observers who have used their artistic talents to describe the natural world around them. In this workshop, we’ll practice the time honored tradition of botanical illustration. Working from live specimens, participants will hone their drawing skills and stretch their creativity to new limits using watercolor, ink, and other materials. This program is designed for all skill levels; materials and instruction will be provided as needed. Teaching artist Heather Rinehart approaches fine art through…

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July 2, 2019 | ,

Tuesday Member Paddle (2019)

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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two black swallowtail caterpillars

July 3, 2019 | , ,

Little Explorers: Caterpillars, Dragonflies, and Butterflies (2019)

Search for cool bugs in the Garden and make your very own insect sculpture. 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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July 11, 2019 | , , , ,

Paint and Sip: The Bartram House (2019)

A National Historic Landmark, John Bartram’s 18th century stone farmhouse sits upon a rise at the center of the garden, overlooking the Schuylkill River. Join us for an evening of art, drinks, and stories as we paint the Bartram House. Materials, beverages, and instruction will be provided. 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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Fresh & pressed flowers laid out on a worktable along with paper and pencils, with hands working

July 21, 2019 | , , , ,

Botanical Paper-Cutting (2019)

Learn about the cut paper herbarium specimens assembled by fascinating 18th-century artist-botanist Mary Delany, and create your own using similar techniques. 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 student’s instruction in multi-disciplinary place-based art. Members: $5 Non-Members: $18 Southwest Neighbors & ACCESS cardholders: $2 $2 tickets for this event are available to eligible Southwest Philly neighbors…

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happy child running through sprinkler

August 7, 2019 | , ,

Little Explorers: Water Wonderland (2019)

Cool off with outdoor water games and discover why water is important to the Garden. 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.…

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August 20, 2019 | ,

Tuesday Member Paddle (2019)

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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