Along with our project partners Ground Reconsidered and Frens and Frens Restoration Architects, as well as the staff at Bartram’s Garden, we are happy to announce the completion of the $2.7 million restoration of the John Bartram House and adjacent Ann Bartram Carr Garden. The project, which broke ground in 2015, returned the 18th-century home of the early American botanist and the 19th-century specimen garden of his granddaughter to their original respective conditions, while also adding an energy-efficient, geothermal HVAC system to the house.
A National Historic Landmark, Bartram’s Garden is a 45-acre park located along the Schuylkill River in Southwest Philadelphia. As construction manager, CVMNEXT oversaw both aspects of the project, and we were honored to join Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney and City Managing Director Michael DiBerardinis at the ceremonial ribbon cutting on July 14. As temperatures continue to hover around 90° F this summer, we invite you to visit this urban oasis, and we will post photographs of the completed project soon.