Tuesday, April 3, 2012


Tuesday, April 17, 2012, 6:00 to 8:00pm

Join us this Spring at the historic home and garden of the Bartrams, America’s pioneering family of naturalists, botanists and explorers.

On this site more than 275 years ago, John Bartram, a Quaker farmer, was stopped in his tracks by a daisy while plowing his fields. The plant’s simplicity and beauty inspired John and his son, William to spend the rest of their lives exploring, collecting and seeking to understand all forms of nature.

Included in their historic collection are examples of John and William Bartram's publications, and a small selection of artwork by William Bartram.

We will be led by Curator Joel Fry on a tour the garden, visit the John Bowman Bartram Special Collections Library, and will learn about the history of the Bartram family.

Bartram’s Garden
54th St. and Lindbergh Blvd.
Philadelphia, PA 19143

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  1. Friends, the official Season Opening of Bartram's Garden is nigh! This weekend, we will be launching our new Green Room, the return of guided tours, plus the Bartram Nursery will be stocked with a great selection of native plants and seeds. Come out and partake of the garden and its lovely springtime blooms! Yep, that's right: Schuylkill River Trail construction is officially underway at Bartram's Garden! Site disturbances and detours in the interim will yield majorly exciting accessibility for America's first botanic garden.The Bartram's are credited with saving the existence of this tree by discovering it on a trip to Georgia in 1765 and later planting its seeds in their Philadelphia garden. craig