Bowman's Hill Wildflower Preserve 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 2000 species native to Pennsylvania, the Preserve is home to nearly 800 of them. Of these, more than 80 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 our134 acres. Over two and a half miles of picturesque trails offer some of the best hiking in all of Bucks County.
The Preserve is an accredited member of the American Association of Museums, signifying that we operate according to the highest standards set forth by the profession and provide quality service to the public. Explore the website to find out more about the Preserve and to take advantage of our online native plant resources.
Happening at the Preserve
Our Calendar of Events for 2014 is packed with exciting programs.
It's time to renew your annual Membership for 2014. Don't miss out on the benefits of membership. New in 2014, get free admission at over 150 destinations across the country through our new reciprocal admission affiliation.
Planning a wedding or special celebration? Our beautiful grounds make the perfect backdrop. Learn about Facility Rentals.
3/8/14: Woodworking with Invasive Plants 1-5 pm FULL
3/9/14: Woodworking with Native Plants 10 am - 2 pm FULL
3/15/14: Vermicomposting at Home 10-11:30am
3/16/14: Winter Lecture: Strangers in the Night- Hawkmoth Ecology 2-3 pm (Rescheduled from Feb. 9)
3/20/14: Plant Stewardship Index Workshop (Part of Society of Ecological Restoration Mid-Atlantic Chapter Annual Conference - register through SER) 8:45 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
3/22/14: Beginning Birding 9-11am
3/29/14: PA Amphibian and Reptile Survey Workshop 10 am - 1 pm
3/29/14: Invasive Species ID and Management 2-3:30 pm
4/5/14: Knowing Native Plants: Fleeting Flora 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
4/12/14: Spring Bird Walk 8:00 - 10:0 am
4/12/14: Earth Day Workday 9:30 am - 12:30 pm