New York Travel Writers Association

Philadelphia’s Bartram’s Garden Connects History and Community

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Photo credit: Linda Cabasin

This historic urban river garden in Southwest Philadelphia both honors the botanical legacy of John Bartram, its 18th-century creator, and partners with the local community through an on-site farm and environmental education. Besides the historic Bartram House and re-created garden, visitors can explore a meadow (site of a former factory) and trails along the Schuylkill River.

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