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
Native Plant Nursery Fall Sale - Now through October: The Native Plant Nursery is restocked for your fall planting needs. We have a great selection of nursery grown perennials, shrubs and trees. View the current native plant availability list.
Temporary Trail Closures: The Aster Trail, Azalea Trail and Cabin Path are currently 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 the end of September, but we hope to reopen some or all trails prior to that date. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.
Now on view in the Visitor Center, our new Orientation Film is a journey through all four seasons at the Preserve.
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.
Guided Wildflower Walks - Tuesday thru Sunday at 2 p.m.
The Native Plant Nursery is restocked for your fall planting needs. We have a great selection of nursery grown perennials, shrubs and trees. View the current native plant availability list.
Through October: Native Plant Nursery: Open daily Tuesday thru Sunday 10AM-4PM
10/7: Mindful Meandering 10 - 11 a.m.
10/10: Leaf Printing Workshop 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.
10/10: Knowing Native Plants: Trees of the Preserve 1 - 4 p.m.
10/14: Mindful Meandering 10 - 11 a.m.
10/15: Nature Buddies: Fall Into Autumn 10 - 11:15 a.m.
10/17: Growing Native Plants: Seed Collecting 10 a.m. - noon
10/17: From Friendly Flowers to Friction Fire 1 p.m. - 3 p.m.
10/17: Trinity Autumn House Tour 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
10/24: Woodland Pumpkin Hunt 2 - 4 p.m.
10/29: Nature Buddies: Sensational Seeds 10 - 11:15 a.m.