Thursday, May 28, 2009

A peaceful visitor experience at Bartram's Garden

I so enjoyed visiting this amazing historic property in Philadelphia during the AAM annual meeting. John Bartram built this house, by hand, in 1731.

An avid plant collector, he traveled extensively, collecting plants from much of eastern North America and testing them in his garden.

It was a lovely place to walk and listen to the birds.

I liked their style of plant labels.

There is not much interpretation, but it's all good—interesting and readable.

I included this video mainly so you could hear the birdsong.


  1. I have asarum canandense in my garden. i had no idea of it's wild name.
    I do like when these things are posted, it's a nice chance to learn gradually, over time, without making a big investment in the learning.

  2. Thanks for reading and commenting, Susan. Yes, I like to see well done plant labels too.