Bartram’s Gardens Newly Restored Ann Bartram Carr Garden Opens

The transformative $2.7-million project marks the first major garden restoration at Bartram’s Garden in nearly a century.

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Under the sweltering summer sun, officials from Bartram’s Gardens, dignitaries from the city and kids from the neighborhood helped “cut the vine” on Thursday to the newly restored Ann Bartram Carr Garden. The Garden is located in front of the newly renovated historic Bartram house and named after John Bartram’s granddaughter who took over the nursery in the early 19th century. The transformative $2.7-million project marks the first major garden restoration at Bartram’s Garden in nearly a century.

“To me, Ann Bartram Carr remains important because she opened Bartram’s Garden up to the general public and spread the  importance of horticulture and open spaces—ideals that are still dear to us 200 years later,” Bartram’s Garden Executive Director Maitreyi Roy said. Bartram’s Garden is a 45-acre National Historic Landmark, operated by the John Bartram  Association in cooperation with Philadelphia Parks and Recreation. Guided tours of the house and garden are offered Thursdays through Sundays from noon to 4 p.m. until December.


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