The much anticipated Bartram's Mile is opening Earth Day weekend. On Monday, May 1, join GoPhillyGo and Bartram's Garden for an exclusive bike tour of Bartram's Mile as well as the grounds of Bartram's Garden, the country’s oldest botanic garden. Meet at 5:30 pm on the Schuylkill River Trail at the Locust St. entrance. From there we will bike about 3 miles to Bartram's Mile, where we will go on a tour with Justin of Bartram's Garden.
Bartram's Mile runs along the west bank of the Schuylkill River between Grays Ferry Avenue and 56th Street. This multiuse path will one day connect Southwest Philadelphia to the Grays Ferry Crescent via the future Schuylkill Crossing.
Bike lights and helmets are required.
Return trip to start point is available.
This is a no-drop ride.
Rain date: Monday, May 8
About Bartram's Garden
Bartram’s Garden is a 45-acre National Historic Landmark, operated by the John Bartram Association in cooperation with Philadelphia Parks and Recreation. Its grounds encompass 45 acres of parkland, wildlife habitats, tidal wetlands, and a reclaimed meadow. Visitors enjoy tours of the gardens and can further explore the landscape and riverfront. The grounds are used to their full potential through events such as free movie nights, outdoor art workshops, community kayaking and canoeing days, and gardening classes.
Bartram’s Gardens’ grounds are free and open to the public year-round, dawn to dusk, except on City-observed holidays. Bartram’s Garden is easily accessible by trolley and bicycle.We invite you to come here to learn, connect, celebrate, and discover a shared, greener future!