Visiting Bartram’s Gardens

August 18, 2011 – A late summer stroll through Bartram’s Gardens is just what I needed this weekend. The garden is the oldest surviving botanical garden in the U.S. and it is located on the west bank of the Schuylkill River. The 46-acre property once belonged to American Botanist John Bartram, a Quaker farmer.

Love Black Eyed Susans!
The garden is popular for weddings, and here is the unique way they display seat cards for guests.
I strolled by while they were setting up for cocktail hour.
The meadow is sparkling.
On my way out, I discovered an interesting view of the city.

4 thoughts on “Visiting Bartram’s Gardens

  1. Thanks. It’s strange that in the middle of urban decay sits a lovely and peaceful garden. Right across the street is a company that puts bullet proof glass on your car windows (because you don’t want to become a victim if you don’t have a gun carry permit). I wanted to get a photo of the truck and the building with that sign, but the traffic was heavy so I couldn’t stop…

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