Spring has arrived, and spending time outdoors is the best way to celebrate the milder weather. If you’re looking for a relaxing day outside, check out Bartram’s Garden via a boat trip down the Schuylkill River.
Bartram’s Garden, America’s oldest living botanical garden, is a 45-acre National Landmark that features an outdoor classroom, living laboratory, and a fascinating history. After pushing off of the Walnut Street Dock, you can enjoy a cruise down to river in The Patriot, a reproduction of a classic 1920s mini commuter yacht that has wraparound seating and a bar. You’ll return to land at the historic garden, community farm, and recreational trail. A 2-hour stop at Bartram’s Garden includes a guided hidden history tour and a three-generation examination of the Bartram family, 18th-century pioneers who were avid botanists and explorers. You can also explore the 200 year-old ice pit, check out the oldest standing barn in in Philadelphia, or trek a quarter-mile walk up the meadow and take in spectacular views of the Philadelphia skyline.
For more information, check out the event website here and here.
May 8th and select Sundays through autumn
12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. OR 1:00 pm. – 4:00 p.m.
Wine School of Philadelphia
109 S. 22nd Street
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