It’s a home for horticulture, the first nationally landmarked landscape, and the oldest surviving botanic garden in North America.
It is Sankofa Community Farm, an ancient riverfront, a conversation on food sovereignty, high school internship programs, and a place of untold histories.
At its core, it is a public park spanning nearly 50 acres in the Kingsessing neighborhood of Southwest Philadelphia, offering peace, rest, and connection.
The Garden is operated by the non-profit John Bartram Association in partnership with the Philadelphia Department of Parks & Recreation.
Note: The above descriptive information came from the organization's Mission and Vision page.
In The News
- A Tale of Two Gardens, Hidden City Philadelphia, October 17, 2023.
- Freshwater mussel hatchery at Bartram’s Gardens aims to provide natural filter for Pa. rivers, streams, WHYY, January 22, 2019.
- Event Calendar: Programs and Events Calendar
- Radio Episode: Cavalcade of America: John Bartram's Garden (MP3, November 10, 1937, at the Internet Archive)
- Twitter: @bartramsgarden
- Community Farm and Food Resource Center at Bartram's Garden
- Sankofa Community Farm at Bartram's Garden
- Urban Arboretum of University City
- The Woodlands