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Top Spots To See Spring Flowers

If you’re looking to surround yourself with nature’s beauty, stop and smell the roses (or tulips, or daffodils…) at one of these gorgeous gardens, right here in the Philadelphia area.

03/20/2015

(An artist's rendering of a section of the park proposed to run atop the Reading Viaduct, near 11th and Callowhill Streets.  Image provided by Studio | Bryan Hanes)

Huge Civic Project Aims To Bring Social Spaces to Several Phila. Neighborhoods

Two charitable foundations are making a multimillion-dollar investment in public spaces in five of the city’s most underserved communities, creating what could become a national “test kitchen” of sorts on urban renewal.

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/16/2015

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Local Gardens Need Volunteers

If you’re off on Monday and haven’t made plans to volunteer yet, why not lend a hand at a garden?

01/14/2015

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Volunteering To Clean And Sort Seeds Can Be Sort Of Special

Keeping and sharing seeds not only saves you money, it helps to preserve and propagate plants, and also connects us to our past, future, and to one another.

01/13/2015

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Hit The Holiday Sales At Area Gardens

If you’re going to decorate, you’ve got to get going…to the holiday sales at area gardens.

12/03/2014

(Bartram’s Garden, in Southwest Philadelphia.  Credit: KYW's John McDevitt)

Top Things To Do In Philadelphia Today, Sept. 12

Looking for something to do today? Here are our top three picks…there’s something for everyone in the Philadelphia area!

09/12/2014

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Philadelphia Honey Festival Hosts Cooking Contest

Show off how you cook with honey at the upcoming Philadelphia Honey Festival, the first weekend in September.

08/11/2014

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Top Botanical Gardens In Philadelphia

Next time you need a dose of self-renewal or simply a place in which to reconnect with nature, check out these top botanical gardens around the City of Brotherly Love.

06/20/2014

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Local Arboretum Sales Feature Holiday Greenery

Lots of local arboretums have Christmas greenery sales this time of year. In fact, there are two coming up this weekend.

12/04/2013

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Fabulous Franklinia In The Fall

There are few enough trees that flower in late summer, so when a tree is still blooming this far into fall, it’s worth mentioning. My Franklinia tree has been blooming since August.

10/08/2013

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Philadelphia Honey Festival This Weekend

The Philadelphia Honey Fest happens this weekend, including Saturday at the Wyck Historic House in Germantown and Sunday at Bartram’s Garden.

09/02/2013

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Development Plan For Lower Schuylkill River Is Unveiled

It’s an idea to breathe new life into a languishing former industrial area between Philadelphia International Airport and University City.

05/09/2013

(Children at Bartram's Garden, in Southwest Philadelphia, put green thumbprints on a planter box.  Credit: John McDevitt)

Phila. Kids Decorate a Planter Box For White House on Public Gardens Day, Friday

One by one, kids dipped a thumb into green paint and then put their mark on a white planter box which will be given to first lady Michelle Obama for the White House garden.

05/07/2013

(Bartram’s Garden, in Southwest Philadelphia.  Credit: KYW's John McDevitt)

Positively Philadelphia: Celebrating Our Region’s Public Garden Heritage

Friday, May 10th, is National Public Gardens Day, and Philadelphia is home to more gardens than any other city in the country.

05/05/2013

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Bartrams Brought Franklinia To Philly

All the Franklinias that exist today came from the seeds of trees the Bartrams discovered in Georgia. They planted them in their Philadelphia gardens and named the new trees after Ben Franklin.

11/14/2012

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