Bowman's Hill Wildflower Preserve is the premier place in the Delaware Valley to buy plants native to Pennsylvania, New Jersey and surrounding states.
Over 200 species of high-quality native wildflowers, vines, ferns, shrubs and trees are offered for sale at our Spring and Fall Native Plant Sales. All plants are nursery-propagated; none are wild collected.
Knowledgeable staff and volunteers at the sales can help you choose plants and answer questions. Free resource material is available, including plant lists for specific growing conditions. Download these Native Plant Information Sheets here.
Native Plant Sales are part of the Preserve's educational mission and are a fundraiser to support our programs. Selected plants also are available on site during the growing season.
Members' Preview Lecture: Friday, May 8, 2015 Noon - 1 p.m.
Member's Preview Sale: Friday, May 8, 1:00 - 6:00 p.m.
Sale Opens to the Public: Saturday, May 9, 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Our Spring Native Plant Catalog has been updated May 15, 2015 to reflect current availability. Please follow the link below.
Jared Rosenbaum presents our Members' Preview Lecture:
Healing Under the Trees: Restoring the Land (and Ourselves) with Forest Herbs
Friday, May 8, noon - 1:00 p.m
Friday, May 8, noon - 1:00 p.mPRESERVE MEMBERS ONLY - SEATING IS LIMITED. PLANT SALE OPENS FOR MEMBERS IMMEDIATELY AFTER THE LECTURE. GUEST PASSES CAN NOT BE USED FOR ADMISSION TO MEMBERS' ONLY EVENTS.
Can we restore the forest, our cultural ties to it, and our health at the same time? Jared Rosenbaum of Wild Ridge Plants integrates restoration ecology with traditional herbalism, discussing native medicinal and edible herbs like black cohosh, goldenseal, ginseng, solomon's seal, spikenard and others.
These long-lived species inhabit rich, mature forests experiencing primarily natural disturbances. Many are declining due to overharvest, deer browse, and habitat loss. Jared's presentation will cover shade gardens and other ways of bringing these forest elders back into our landscapes and life ways.
Members may remember Jared as our former Plant Stewardship Index Coordinator and the author of Plant Local: Do-It-Yourself Native Plant Gardens, published by Sign of the Fox Press.