Philadelphia Chapter Event
Garden & Architecture Tour of Bartram’s GardenMonday, June 10, 2019
Time: 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Location: 5400 Lindbergh Blvd. Philadelphia
Registration Deadline: Saturday, June 1, 2019
Contact: Jean Brubaker
Explore the deeply rooted history of this National Historic Landmark and learn the fascinating story of John Bartam (1699-1777) – first botanist, plant explorer, and 18th-century pioneer. Located on the west bank of the Schuylkill River in Philadelphia, Bartram’s Garden covers 46 acres and includes an historic home, botanic garden and arboretum. Bartram, a Quaker, built the original stone house in 1728, later expanding it with a kitchen and a Palladian-inspired, carved facade. Three generations of the Bartram family continued the garden which features the premier collection of North American plant species in the world.
We will have two expert guides, Justin DiBerardinis (Director of Programs and Partnerships) and Aseel Rasheed (Interpretation and Visitor Experience Director) who will take us on a guided walk featuring seasonal blooms, the carved stone cider press, and stunning examples of colonial architecture.
Bartram’s Garden is close to Center City by car. We will assist with arranging car pools for those who need a ride. It is also accessible by Septa’s #36 trolley.
If you need a ride or can offer a ride, please send an email to Jean Brubaker MicetroBru@msn.com
Registration, payments and cancellations* must be made by May 28, 2019.
*No refunds will be given after this date.