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Bartram’s Garden

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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.

03/20/2014

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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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Philadelphia Beekeepers Guild Hosts 3rd Annual Honey Festival

If you are looking for something out of the ordinary to do this weekend, this might be it: The Philadelphia Beekeepers Guild is hosting the 3rd Annual Honey Festival.

09/07/2012

Stephanie Phillips, interim director of Bartram's Garden. (Credit: Hadas Kuznits)

Bartram’s Garden Kicks Off Season With Weekend-Long Celebration

“So we’ll be having tours, activities, we’ll have some landscaping expertise to help you plan your garden, potentially food trucks,” says interim director Stephanie Phillips.

04/30/2012

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Philadelphia Ranks Among The World’s Best Cities For Parks

The company behind some of the nation’s best-selling travel guides has just given Philadelphians a reason to be proud.

03/28/2012

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Plant Sale And More At Philadelphia’s Historic Bartram’s Garden This Weekend

Bartram’s Garden is one of those wonderful places a lot of Philadelphians have heard of but haven’t visted. This weekend, you’ll have the chance to cross the country’s oldest surviving botanic garden off your “bucket list” and snap up some terrific plants.

05/05/2011

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Philadelphia’s Most Popular Botanic Garden

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Bartram’s Garden is like a hardy perennial, persisting, even thriving, in the toughest conditions. It’s a lush 18th century oasis in the midst of an industrial desert. And I’m not exaggerating — […]

04/18/2011

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Top Gardens Near Philadelphia

Some people travel the across the globe to see the best gardens, but really, they need only stick to the Philadelphia area: the region has so many quality places to experience nature in all its flowering glory that it could be named the garden capital of the world.

10/24/2010

The Philadelphia Honey Festival: 'Bee' There

by KYW’s Phran Novelli Never heard of Lorenzo l. Langstroth? Well if you like honey, you have him to thank, because this Philadelphian invented modern hives that help us collect this sweet treat from the […]

09/06/2010