The Treasures of Bowman's Hill Wildflower Preserve

 

Bowman's Hill Wildflower Preserve is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization that showcases an extraordinary diversity of plants native to Pennsylvania and the Delaware Valley region. We care for and protect our native plant collection with the goal of encouraging the public to visit, enjoy, and learn about the richness of Pennsylvania's natural heritage.

Of the approximately 2,000 species native to Pennsylvania, the Preserve is home to nearly 800 of them. More than 80 of these species are rare, threatened or endangered native plants designated as Plants of Special Concern in Pennsylvania. A deer exclosure fence surrounds and protects 100 of our 134 acres. Over two and a half miles of picturesque trails offer some of the best hiking in all of Bucks County.

You’re invited to learn more about our unique plant collection and the wealth of birds, butterflies, and other wildlife that it supports. Educational programs run year- round. Take our virtual tour of seasonal highlights, take advantage of our online native plant resources, and plan a visit!

 

Happening at the Preserve

Temporary Trail Closures

Beginning August 17 the Aster Trail, Azalea Trail and Cabin Path will be closed to the public while we perform maintenance work on the Pidcock Creek dam. The lower steps of the Bucks County Trail and a portion of the Millrace trail near the dam will also be closed. Most of the Millrace trail will be accessible via the Parry trail. Work vehicles will be active on these trails and near the stone bridge on weekdays. Estimated completion date for this maintenance work is September 17 but we hope to reopen some or all trails prior to that date. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

Please note, pets are not allowed on the trails or inside the fenced portion of our grounds.  You are welcome to walk your leashed pet in the lawn or on the asphalt outside of our fence. Thank you for your cooperation and  help in protecting our delicate native wildflowers!

 

Thank you for your support of the Preserve through the Wild about Flowers Spring Garden Gala that took place on Saturday, April 25, 2015. 

Please give to the Annual Fund. Your gift helps sustain the work that we do, creating environmental education programs for adults and children, funding native plant conservation, and furthering our efforts in stewardship of the natural world around us. Please contact Angela Jacobsen, Development Director if you have questions. Thank you to all who have contributed.

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News & Events

Guided Wildflower Walks - Tuesday thru Sunday at 2 p.m.

Our Native Plant Sale continues TUE. thru SUN., 10 a.m.- 4p.m. Select spring blooming perennials are now Buy One Get One Free until the end of August. Look for the green tags!

8/19: Morning Meadow Walk 10 - 11 a.m.

8/20: Children's Summer Reading 10 - 11:15 a.m.

8/22: Perennial Garden Design with Native Plants - Part One of Two - 1 - 4 p.m.

8/26: Morning Meadow Walk 10 - 11 a.m.

8/29: Perennial Garden Design with Native Plants - Part Two of Two - 1 - 4 p.m.

9/2: Morning Meadow Walk 10 - 11 a.m.

9/4: Native Plant Nursery: Fall Members' Sale 1 - 5 p.m.

9/9: Morning Meadow Walk 10 - 11 a.m.

9/12: Knowing Native Plants: Asters 2 - 4 p.m.

9/12: Nature at Night 7 - 8:30 p.m.