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.