Bartram's Garden

This well-established living laboratory, outdoor classroom, and National Historic Landmark is a great destination for groups looking to engage with nature. Group tours for all ages engage visitors in inquiry-based programs about nature, art, and history. Groups will examine the life cycles of plants, learn about where their food comes form, explore habitats and animal camouflage, and more. Patriot Harbor Lines cruises on the Schuykill River are a can't-miss experience, and are available for group booking.
 
Contact Info
Address: 5400 Lindbergh Boulevard, Philadelphia, PA 19143. Philadelphia County. Tel: 215-729-5281. Email: info@bartramsgarden.org. Website: www.bartramsgarden.org. Hrs: Varies. 
 
Trip Info
Grade Level: All grades. Activity Type: Day Trips, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Tours. Recomm. Length of Visit: 2 hours. Cost: Free.

Botanical Gardens Fun Facts

Bamboo can grow over three feet in one day (you can literally watch it grow).

There are 600 species of carnivorous plants, which trap and digest insects, frogs, or small birds (if a vegetarian eats this plant, are they still a vegetarian?)

The world’s largest flower, Rafflesia, can grow up to three feet in diameter (have campers figure out how big a bouquet would be).

The diverse world of plants is perhaps the weirdest, and most fascinating, of all living things. A guided tour can help your campers discover interesting plant facts.