Bartram's Garden, Philadelphia PA

Christine Crowley By Christine Crowley, 27th Mar 2012 | Follow this author | RSS Feed
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Bartram's Garden is a public garden less than 15 minutes from downtown Philadelphia. It is worth a visit if you are in this area. It is the oldest botanical garden in this country.

Bartram's Garden

As my readers may know, I am a huge fan of gardens - any garden - large, small (like mine), flower gardens, rose gardens, public gardens, private gardens. Just any garden will do. How about you? This public garden is located not too far from me. I hope you will be able to visit.

Bartram's Garden is located less than 15 minutes from downtown Philadelphia, this 45-acre farmstead's bucolic vibe belies its urban surroundings. Not only do the grounds hold native species of ferns, wildflowers, and trees, including America's oldest gingko, but they're also home to the country's oldest living botanical garden, which botanist John Bartram started in 1728.

Best time to visit: In past springs, boats to Bartram's have departed from Philadelphia's Central City, though prices and dates have not been set for this year. After a cruise down the Schuylkill River, visitors are led on a tour of Bartram's grounds.

Open year-round (except holidays), 54th St. and Lindbergh Blvd., 215/729-5281,, admission $10; boat tour tickets available at


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