Reorienting Bartrams Garden

A decade’s long journey to place driving equity

On the water at Philadelphia’s Bartram’s Garden. Image courtesy of Bartram’s Garden.
Bartram’s Garden hosts a variety of programs that prioritize nearby neighbors and hired a local artist to produce its new brochure and map. Images and map courtesy of Bartram’s Garden.

A new legacy for a historic botanic garden

Community programs are now at the heart of the Garden. Images courtesy of Bartram’s Garden.

Listening and learning, locally

A weekly boating program, horseback riding and fishing, are just a few examples of the wide variety of ways Bartram’s Garden invites residents to connect with nature every day. Images courtesy of Bartram’s Garden.

Transforming from the inside out

The Garden moved to curating programs to building out programming by saying “yes” to the ideas and skills that community members wanted to share. Images courtesy of Bartram’s Garden.

Building connection in a big way

Now more than 95 percent of nearby residents say they feel welcome at Bartram’s Garden. Images courtesy of Bartram’s Garden.

Southwest Philadelphia’s backyard

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