Kingsessing: Bartram’s Garden Serves Community For Centuries

Kingsessing: Bartram’s Garden Serves Community For Centuries

In Southwest Philadelphia is something beautifully unexpected: the nation’s oldest surviving botanic garden. Bartram’s Garden is a 45-acre national landmark and public space, sprawling along the Schuylkill River in the Kingsessing neighborhood. The Garden is owned by the city but is operated by the John Bartram Association, a nonprofit and namesake of the founder’s historic […]

 

Have A Question About Your Philadelphia Neighborhood? Get Your Answer Here

Have A Question About Your Philadelphia Neighborhood? Get Your Answer Here

Since we launched in 2003, Philadelphia Neighborhoods has done what the mainstream media has not: sent journalists to tell stories in each neighborhood in the city. These students have been trying to tell the untold stories of Philadelphia like of the low-cost youth sports program Kingsessing Roadrunners, or of St. Maron’s Church connecting Middle Eastern […]