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Free Kayaking and Rowboating every Saturday at Bartram’s Garden!

By Danielle Redden | April 19, 2019 | 0 Comments

Every Saturday, from April 27 through October 19, 11am–3pm, we offer free walk-up kayaking or rowboating on a quiet stretch of the Schuylkill River. We have a mixed fleet of […]

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They Left Seeds

By Chris Bolden-Newsome | April 19, 2019 | 0 Comments

A handful of seeds taken roughly and scattered . . . Virginia history records that twenty Africans––likely human cargo from a Portuguese or Spanish slave ship waylaid by pirates––arrived in […]

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The Pawpaw: Tropical Tastes in Southwest Philadelphia

By Katie Jacoby | April 19, 2019 | 0 Comments

Along the paths of the wilderness quarter at Bartram’s Garden, North America’s largest edible fruit grows on the delicate limbs of the Pawpaw Tree. You won’t find this fruit in […]

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Fish Tales: An Interview with A Southwest Angler

By LJ Brubaker | April 19, 2019 | 0 Comments

What is your name and age? Ismailiah, 42 Do you live or have you lived in Southwest Philadelphia? If so, for how long? I have lived in the Southwest, Cobbs […]

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Healing Together at Sankofa Community Farm

By Sade Black | April 19, 2019 | 0 Comments

My name is Sadé Black and I am a youth farmer at the Sankofa Community Farm at Bartram’s Garden. I first found out about the farm during my freshman year […]

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Special $2 Tickets for Bartram’s Garden Tours, Workshops, and Performances

By Zach Webber | April 19, 2019 | 0 Comments

Bartram’s Garden is a free public park, a river garden, an art venue, an outdoor classroom, and a place to explore the living history of the diverse peoples and plants […]

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A Change in the Heat: Bartram’s Garden Welcomes You to Brand-New Greenhouses

By Dan Feeser | April 19, 2019 | 0 Comments

During the late 1700s, greenhouses at Bartram’s Garden were heated by burning wood in an iron furnace. The furnace was called the Franklin Stove, named after its creator, Benjamin Franklin. […]

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DJ Osagie’s “Vibrations” Summer Series Brings New Artists to Southwest

By LJ Brubaker | April 19, 2019 | 0 Comments

Southwest Philly DJ Osagie is back with a new concert series called Vibrations, happening this summer at Bartram’s Garden. Osagie plans to bring in new, rising, and established artists of […]

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Connecting Southwest Green Spaces Through Transportation

By Chloe Wang | April 19, 2019 | 0 Comments

Bartram’s Garden, Cobbs Creek Community Environmental Center, and the John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge at Tinicum are amazing Southwest Philadelphia resources! They provide access to public green space for gathering, […]

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Celebrate Springtime at Bartram’s Garden

By Maitreyi Roy | April 19, 2019 | 0 Comments

There’s something magical about the springtime: new life peeks out of the ground, trees fill with song, the warm sun wakes us from a gray winter slumber. It’s a busy […]

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