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A Bucolic Garden on
the Schuylkill

Bartram's Garden

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Why locals love it

Bartram's Garden is criminally under-appreciated, but only due to its location. Bartram's is the oldest surviving botanic garden in North America. Founded by globe-trotting 18th-century pharmacist John Bartram, the garden is a well-maintained and idyllic retreat, with massive sycamores, riverside walks, and flower-lined paths.

Why you should visit it

Bartram's is quiet and infrequently visited, you can expect to have chunks of the park to yourself, even in peak season. This leads to a tranquil and reflective atmosphere that will probably bore children or those looking for a more engaging environment. Expect to spend about one hour.

Special tip

There's a modest amount of parking on the grounds, but you can also park on Lindbergh Ave.

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