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Bartram's Garden

54th Street and Lindbergh Boulevard, Philadelphia, PA 19131
+1 215-729-5281
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Sadly- not what I expected.

I had read about this place in a book and so had some idea of what I thought it would be. Perhaps I... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Astoria, New York
Great first time visit

Enjoyed a part of Mother's Day at Bartram's Garden, first time visit. Looking for something to do... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Marc M
Levittown, Pennsylvania
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54th Street and Lindbergh Boulevard, Philadelphia, PA 19131
+1 215-729-5281
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Reviewed 6 days ago

I had read about this place in a book and so had some idea of what I thought it would be. Perhaps I just wasn't there at the right time of year. It was late April and rainy and cold. Very little had been planted...More

Thank MadFal18
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Enjoyed a part of Mother's Day at Bartram's Garden, first time visit. Looking for something to do outdoors after visiting the Penn Museum. Bartram's Garden was a quick drive from University City. Surprised we never visited here before, kids enjoyed the trails, as well as...More

Thank Marc M
Reviewed 14 April 2017

I visited the gardens with a group bus trip in early April on a rainy day. Parking is ample, even for a bus or two. The gardens are right in downtown so accessible by bus and also via a river cruise in season. The staff...More

Thank subianchi
Reviewed 3 April 2017

Among Phila's. oldest gardens. Good walks, beautiful plants and trees. Call ahead for calendar of events.

Thank Marvin G
Reviewed 2 September 2016

Hidden along the banks of the Schuylkill River, America's oldest garden is free to the public, provides a restful atmosphere, is not overrun with tourists and has many unusual plants and trees. I think this national treasure is overlooked by many people due to its...More

1  Thank William L
Reviewed 31 August 2016

#1 Try to take one of the guided tours. The guides really know their stuff. #2 There is no charge for admission. 45 acres in the City tucked away on the banks of the Schuylkill River that has been holding its ground against the industrial...More

1  Thank Cakes77
Reviewed 6 August 2016 via mobile

Public park with no access fees to gardens, but if you come you have to take the paid tour of John Bartram's home. Amazing history and architecture! Next time I'll take the paid garden tour (hopefully on a cooler day)!

Thank readinJC
Reviewed 10 July 2016

I love going to gardens! Philly is definitely a garden friendly city and I love that. Bartram's is an older garden and it's free to the public! I love that they kept like a older wooden cottage in the middle to give it an old...More

1  Thank Sandy J
Reviewed 4 July 2016 via mobile

Bartram's Garden is a fantastic place. We visited on a Saturday when they had free boating on the river. The boating staff was friendly and helpful. Kayaking on the river was pleasant. Walking through the gardens was nice.

Thank Tom S
Reviewed 3 July 2016

There are many parks in the city and this is one that is along the Schuylkill River. We went there for a walk and an explore. The area we were in had limited but adequate parking for visitors. It was at the end of the...More

Thank NJTravellingfool
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I would like to visit the gardens by boat. Is there a recommended boat access to the garden?? Also, is there a place to buy food there or should we bring our own? We are planning to visit the first part of June.
5 March 2016|
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