Sunday, September 21, 2014
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A brand new shopping op at Bartram's

Been to Bartram's lately? I haven't been for awhile and was pleasantly surprised yesterday to see the beautiful new Garden Shop. What a nice job! Like the garden, it's open Wednesday through Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. It sells an interesting variety of stuff - seed-saving kits, garden tools and note cards, Franklinia jewelry, books, honey from the garden, Bartram-inspired botanical prints, cookbooks - my fave was Soul on Rice: African Influences on American Cooking - toys, growing kits and seeds.

A brand new shopping op at Bartram's

Been to Bartram's lately? I haven't been for awhile and was pleasantly surprised yesterday to see the beautiful new Garden Shop. What a nice job! Like the garden, it's open Wednesday through Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. It sells an interesting variety of stuff - seed-saving kits, garden tools and note cards, Franklinia jewelry, books, honey from the garden, Bartram-inspired botanical prints, cookbooks - my fave was Soul on Rice: African Influences on American Cooking - toys, growing kits and seeds.

The staff is very excited about another new feature - a bathroom for visitors! No longer will they be using the staff restroom. Say hey!

Since the store was officially closed during my visit, I'll have to return to do some shopping. Had my eye on Bartram's honey, a pendant, and maybe a cookbook and some notecards. Like I need more ...

Virginia A. Smith Inquirer Staff Writer
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Ginny Smith, a Philadelphia native, joined the Inquirer at 1985. After stints as both reporter and editor in the city and suburbs, she’s been happily writing – and learning - about gardening full time since 2006. She’s won two silver medals of achievement from the national Garden Writers Association and in 2011, Bartram’s Garden honored her with its Green Exemplar award for her stories about “the region’s deeply rooted horticultural history, cultural attractions and bountiful gardens.” She plays in her own – mostly - bountiful garden in East Falls. Reach Virginia A. at vsmith@phillynews.com .

Virginia A. Smith Inquirer Staff Writer
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