Photo Slideshow: Bartram’s Garden

Philadelphia is a city of many “oldests,” hidden treasures, and historic green spaces.  Bartram’s Garden is all of the above.

America’s oldest surviving botanical garden — and one of the most peaceful spots in the entire city — can be found just across the Grays Ferry Bridge in Southwest Philadelphia.  The 46-acre property holds the original stone house and farm of American botanist John Bartram.  Though the Bartram family sold the property in the mid-1800s, it has been preserved while most of the adjacent banks of the Schuylkill River have been occupied by industry.

The following snapshots were taken at the Garden on a recent Sunday afternoon.  Though my photos are more informational than picturesque, and my camera is old and cheap, I hope you will still enjoy!

For more professional quality photos of Bartram’s Garden, check out Philly Skyline’s photo journal, composed by Brad Maule.

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Posted by Andrew Goodman.  Contact him at agoodman@design.upenn.edu.

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