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October 23, 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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October 30, 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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November 4, 2018 | , , ,

Autumn Leaf Mosaics (2018)

Endlessly varied in shape, color, and texture, the leaves of Bartram’s are brimming with opportunity to advance your artistic technique. Take in the garden in autumn, and learn methods for creating compelling leaf cut-on-paper mosaics using a palette of leaves that you’ll pick out yourself. $5 members, $18 non-members, $5 neighbors* —– *Limited first-come-first-served discounted tickets are available to our nearest neighbors in Southwest Philadelphia. To see if you qualify and/or to sign up for text alerts, please contact Zach…

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November 7, 2018 | , , ,

Little Explorers: Seed Collectors (2018)

How do seeds travel? Collect seeds from all over the garden and make a natural mosaic of seeds. 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…

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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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December 2, 2018 | , , ,

Holiday Cardmaking in the Bartram House (2018)

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. Workshop Fees: $18 Non-Members $5 Members & Neighbors* —– *Limited first-come-first-served discounted tickets are available to our nearest neighbors in Southwest Philadelphia. To see if you qualify and/or to sign up for text…

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January 13, 2019 | , , , , ,

Make + Take: Herbal Toolkit for Seasonal Depression & Anxiety (2019)

We’ll take a look at plants that can alleviate acute and chronic anxiety and depression and discuss the most effective method of using them. Herbs that address underlying imbalances that lead to mental health challenges will also be covered. No prior knowledge of plants or herbal medicine required! YOU WILL GO HOME WITH: an on-the-go sampler kit that will help you to figure out what plants are most effective for you when stressful situations come up. $15 members; $20 non-members.

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