John Bartram Gardens

John Bartram Gardens

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Description

This oasis combines a peaceful field with a modest 18th century farmhouse and it is the first place in the United States to be rooted in gardening.

Today, Bartram’s Garden offers bird watching, river breezes, scented garden walks, and visiting riverside lawns filled with green grass and wildflowers.

Bartram’s Garden is located by the river, offers panoramic views of Philadelphia and attracts more active tourists.

The pier is located downstream of the Schuylkill River and is a popular stop for boats.

History

John Bartram bought a 102-acre farm on the west bank of the Lower Schuylkill River in 1728 and created the first garden in the United States.

Bartram is known for discovering and growing hundreds of native plants.
John and his son William have been dedicated to collecting and researching North American plants for more than 50 years, not only for their gardens, but also for other collectors of trees, shrubs and herbs at home and abroad.

Friday10AM–4PM
Saturday10AM–6PM
Sunday10AM–6PM
Monday10AM–4PM
Tuesday10AM–4PM
Wednesday10AM–4PM
Thursday10AM–4PM

Calendar of events: https://www.bartramsgarden.org/calendar/