Bartram's Gardens Boat tour and Picnic

Hello Qventurers!  

Join us for a 3 hour tour as we explore America's oldest Botanical Gardens dating back to 1728! 

We will meet at the Walnut Street dock and take a 30 minute river cruise down to the gardens where will will dock and have 2 hours walking through 14 acres of flower fields, greenhouses, walking trails, and historic buildings. 

Tickets are $30 and include a river cruise (cash bar for drinks and snacks), admission and a guided tour of the gardens & historic buildings. While on site we will enjoy a BYO picnic- so be sure to bring your lunches as there is no cafe there.

Tickets MUST BE PURCHASED in advance at http://www.zerve.com/PhillyByBoat/Bartrams for Sunday August 25th at 12:00pm. 

If you wish to simply meet us there for a picnic and not take the boat tour, meet us as Bartram's Gardens located at 54th Street and Lindbergh Blvd in West Philly around 12:30pm. Directions available here. Plenty of free parking available on site. 


See you there!

-Zach, Steve & Brian

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  • Bill

    Nice place to spend a Sunday afternoon. I wish the house was haunted or something, to make it more interesting. The gardens were scenic.

    August 26, 2013

  • Keith

    A beautiful day, awesome group. Great tour.

    August 26, 2013

  • Tom

    My two friends and I had a fun time today. Thanks for organizing the trip!

    August 25, 2013

  • Francisco M.

    My partner Christopher and I had a wonderful time. It was our first Qventure, and we look forward to the next one. Thanks for a great day.

    August 25, 2013

  • Sam

    Great time! We'll keep talking it up to the ladies!

    1 · August 25, 2013

  • karen

    Loved it! Just did the picnic but what a great day and who knew about this place?? amazing! would never have found it on my own.

    August 25, 2013

  • Matthew M

    So I got a little lost and completely missed the boat. Fortunately, there is room on the 1pm boat and I was able to exchange my ticket. Sorry everyone - hopefully i can meet up with you all at the gardens later.

    August 25, 2013

    • Travis J.

      We brought a ticket for the 1pm boat by mistake Will be on the same boat

      August 25, 2013

  • Charles K.

    Will try to meet everyone at the gardens. The boat tour sold out.

    August 24, 2013

    • Charles K.

      That is confusing. If my car is at the Garden how would I get from the dock back to my car?

      August 25, 2013

    • L. Y.

      Give the tour boat company a call. [masked]

      August 25, 2013

  • Charles K.

    I missed the boat, whatever. Thought I'd look for the dock anyway. I spent 15 minutes driving around and never found the dock.

    August 25, 2013

    • L. Y.

      Can u give me a call?

      August 25, 2013

  • L. Y.

    Any group activities in cc after the tour?

    August 24, 2013

  • L. Y.

    Who needs a boat ticket and the garden admission?

    August 24, 2013

  • L. Y.

    I can't go for the whole 3 hours now. I can and would like to meet your guys at the dock before and after though.

    August 24, 2013

  • Victoria

    I'm going to have to do some very exciting insect fogging at home now instead but I hope to meet you all at another upcoming adventure.

    August 24, 2013

  • Rich W

    changed my rsvp to know since i might not make it. if plans change i will rsvp again.

    August 24, 2013

  • Brett F.

    Should we bring our picnic contribution along with us on the boat ride? I assumed picnic is at the destination. Will boat bring us back from the garden? just wondering how we get back to car from picnic if we took the boat there.... Or am I missing something?

    August 22, 2013

    • Brett F.

      hey, Tak, Thanks!!!

      August 23, 2013

    • Matthew C.

      Looks like the boat trip is round trip so you won't need a ride to get back to your car

      August 23, 2013

  • Terry

    FYI - I was able to RSVP on MeetUp, but it turns out that the boat is sold out.

    August 22, 2013

    • Denise

      Hey Terry I'll be touring the gardens

      August 22, 2013

    • Terry

      Cool! See you there.

      August 23, 2013

  • Gabriel

    Darn! I really wish I could join the garden walk and pinic! It's going to be wonderful! If this is a success, PLEASE organizing another one!

    August 23, 2013

  • Zachary M.

    Meetup provided a link to the boat tour, but is not responsible for this 3rd party ticket. If tickets are sold out, you are welcome to meet us there! I think general admission is $12-$15 to tour the gardens, although I'd check the website or call to make sure. Can't wait to see you there!

    http://www.bartramsgarden.org/

    August 22, 2013

  • charles

    How much does the bot. Gardens cost?

    August 22, 2013

  • Zachary M.

    Hi! If you want to take a river tour down to Bartram's, tickets have to be purchased at http://www.zerve.com/PhillyByBoat/Bartrams. If you don't want to do the boat tour, just meet us there around 12:30. About 15-20 people are doing the boat tour, about the same are meeting us there.

    August 19, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    hi! Is the price still $30 without the boat? if not, do we need to register before or would we just meet at the garden?..and would we be able to join the tour? thanks!

    August 19, 2013

  • charles

    my partner and I will be attending for the picnic. We will me. All at the park:-)

    August 18, 2013

  • Bill

    Who here is skipping the boat ride? I want to skip the boat if enough people are doing the picnic.

    August 18, 2013

  • Kathy F

    Not doing boat tour. Will meet you at the gardens!

    August 16, 2013

  • L. Y.

    Anyone from this meet up going for the brunch today or picnic tomorrow?

    August 10, 2013

  • ralph

    I WISH I DID NOT HAVE A PREVIOUS ENGAGEMENT THAT DAY..

    August 9, 2013

  • Brett F.

    Looking forward to joining... anyone know if there's nearby parking at the Walnut Street Dock location? We're planning to do the cruise.

    August 5, 2013

  • Roger M

    I would love to attend but I will be heading to Maine to attend "Camp Camp" for the 10th year. Have fun everyone!

    1 · August 4, 2013

  • Christy

    I am out of town but this sounds fun. Also, it is a great time to go see the Franklinia blossom in bloom! See from Bartram's FB page: https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10151595942173753&set=a.446689418752.236041.21434598752&type=1&theater

    August 2, 2013

  • Jack H.

    Wow this sound great!!!!

    August 2, 2013

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