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

Spring is here! The Native Plant Nursery is now selling spring ephemerals and woody plants. Learn more!

The Spring Wildflower Gala is on Saturday, April 30th!  To learn more about the Gala and to make your reservation click here.

Sign up now for Summer Camp! Nature Rangers, Insectmania! and Magical Fairy Gardens offer full and partial week options for ages 6 - 12.

The Preserve is pleased to present the 25th Native Plants in the Landscape Conference at Millersville, June 15 - 16.

Our Orientation Film is now on view! Follow us on this journey through all four seasons at the Preserve.

Please give to the Annual Fund. Your tax deductible gift supports our conservation and education efforts. Questions about giving to the Preserve? Contact Angela Jacobsen, Development Director. Thank you for your support.


News & Events

The Preserve is open daily in April, May, and June, 9am - 5pm. Join us for guided walks daily at 2pm.

5/3:  Film Screening: Trail Magic- The Grandma Gatewood Story  7-8:30 pm

5/4Mindful Meandering  9:30-10:30 am

5/7:  Spring Bird Walk  8-10 am

5/7: Weed Patrol 9:30 am - 12 pm

5/7:  Knowing Native Plants- Late Spring Lovelies  10am - 1 pm

5/8: Mother's Day Birds and Blooms 10 - 11:30 am

5/12: Nature Buddies: Wildflowers Are Wonderful 10 - 11:15 am

5/12: Book Discussion: Grandma Gatewood's Walk 1 - 3 pm

5/13: Native Plant Nursery Spring Members' Preview SALE II - Lecture at Noon, Shopping from 1 - 6 pm

5/14: Native Plant Nursery Opens for the Season