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DVREDF partners with eligible enterprises on a variety of projects that have a clear and measurable job and community impact. Find out if your organization is eligible and take the next step towards partnering with DVREDF by filling out our pre-application.

Bartram’s Garden

Bartram’s Garden

Lindbergh Blvd & S 54th St, Philadelphia, PA 19143, USA

Bartram’s Garden is a vital green connection for residents and tourists in Philadelphia. As a historic treasure embedded within Philadelphia’s iconic Fairmount Park system, DVREDF saw an opportunity to help preserve the Garden for future generations while growing the local economy. With funds from DVREDF, Bartram’s Garden was able to implement a 10-year strategic plan that aided the increase of visitation by 27% and new memberships by 20%.

Bartram’s Garden is America’s oldest living botanical garden of American native plants. A pastoral 18th century homestead surrounded by the urban bustle of Philadelphia, the world famous botanical garden includes a wildflower meadow, majestic trees, river trail, wetland, stone house and farm buildings overlooking the Schuylkill River. The garden was visited in colonial times by George Washington, Benjamin Franklin, and Thomas Jefferson and has long been a precious jewel in Philadelphia’s extensive horticultural treasury. Today, the non-profit John Bartram Association operates the Garden in cooperation with the Fairmount Park Commission. Thousands use it yearly for tours, educational programs, special events, recreation and as a community cultural center.

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