Community-Based Preservation Planning

Bartram's Garden



Preservation planning for Bartram’s Garden was facilitated by Heritage Consulting and included discussion of garden’s core story and the ways that visitors engage with that story. Image courtesy of Bartram's Garden.

The staff of Bartram's Garden, a National Historic Landmark and home of 18th-century botanists and explorers John and William Bartram, worked with environmental activists, representatives from Bartram's southwest Philadelphia neighborhood, and interpretation professionals to develop a preservation plan that guides the organization in making community-driven decisions about the site's future. The plan was developed based on conversations with preservation and landscape experts and a variety of stakeholders.