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Visiting Bartram’s Garden
Bartram’s Garden, the oldest surviving botanic garden in North America, consists of an arboretum and botanical garden (8 acres) located on a 46-acre property along the Schuylkill River that includes Bartram’s original stone house and farm. John Bartram was a noted botanist and horticulturalists and was appointed the “Royal Botanist” by King George III in 1765.
Special Features of Bartram’s Garden
- Species collected and studied by the Bartram family, such as Franklinia alatamaha, the signature tree of the garden, and native plants of eastern North America, from ephemerals like Bloodroot to Fringe trees, deciduous Flame Azaleas, Viburnums, Bottlebrush Buckeyes, Beautyberries, and much more.
- Several historic structures, including the original John Bartram House.
- Meadow and trail with a dramatic views of the Philadelphia skyline.
- Recreational activities like hiking, fishing, picnics and biking via connections with nearby city bike trails.
5400 Lindbergh Blvd, Philadelphia, PA 19143