PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — A nearly $3 million renovation of a historic home and garden is complete and open to visitors at Bartram’s Garden in Southwest Philadelphia.
Rare roses and exotic flowers from around the world are planted in the pattern designed by Ann Bartram in the 19th century.READ MORE: Reading Man, Paul C. Burkert, Charged In Deadly Shooting Outside Pat's Steaks
“Chrysanthemums, dhalias, peonies, hydrangeas that are more heirloom quality plants.”
Executive director Maitreyi Roy says it took six years for her team to complete this slice of heaven, which is the oldest public garden in the city.READ MORE: Police Investigating If Crash Is Connected To Alleged Attempted Robbery, Shooting Nearby In East Frankford
“We’re here to celebrate a beautiful green space and a woman who in the early 1800s dedicated her life to sharing knowledge about plants.”
The original home John Bartram built in 1731 was also restored and is now open for tours.MORE NEWS: 5 People Injured After Pickup Truck Runs Red Light, Collides Into SEPTA Bus In North Philadelphia, Authorities Say
Click here to see inside the newly renovated home.