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.
Our Members' Preview Sale is an exclusive opportunity for Preserve members to buy plants before the sale opens to the public.
Memberships can be purchased at the Preserve before, or during the Members' Preview Sale, in advance by phone (215) 862-2924, or online here where you can also learn about the many additional membership benefits.
New this Year: A selection of larger caliper B&B native trees are available to order. Delivery can be arranged within a twenty mile radius for a small fee.
Acer rubrum 'Red Sunset' - red maple
Acer saccharum 'Legacy' - sugar maple
Amelanchier 'Autumn Brilliance' - serviceberry
Liriodendron tulipifera - tulip poplar
Magnolia grandiflora 'Kay Parris' - Southern magnolia
Download the 2013 Spring Plant Sale catalog - click on the PDF link below
Plan ahead for your trip to the plant sale! Our Spring Native Plant Sale Catalog provides details on many of the plants we'll have available.
*Please note that some plants in the Spring Catalog are available only in limited quantities. Other plants not listed also may be available in limited quantities at the time of the sale.
Friday, May 10 – This free event, for Preserve members only, kicks off the annual Spring Native Plant Sale.
1-2 p.m. Mark Highland speaks on sustainable soils.
2-7 p.m. Members' Day plant sale open.
*NEW - Members' Day extended hours on Sat, May 11, 9-11 a.m.
Open to Public and Preserve Members:
Sat, May 11 through Sun, June 2
Plants are available for purchase during the week and weekend.
Sustainable Gardens Begin with Sustainable Soil
Friday May 10, 1-2 p.m.
SEATING IS LIMITED
Healthy soils have the potential to reduce plant diseases, increase water holding capacity, and provide a home for beneficial biology. Potting soils and soil amendments are an everyday part of garden life. How do these materials impact plant growth and the environment? Through careful examination of ingredients, gardeners can increase the production power of potting soils and soil amendments to decrease watering needs and improve soil quality. Learn how the seemingly small choices you make about soil amendments can make a difference, not just to your garden's health, but in the bigger picture of resource conservation.
It was on a beautiful piece of Illinois farmland that Mark Highland pushed his first shovel into garden soil. After he “grew up, Mark focused his M.S. degree studies in the Longwood Graduate Program on compost and potting soil. After the Longwood Graduate Program, Mark started The Organic Mechanic Soil Company, LLC. As a frequent guest on NBC’s The 10! Show, he showcases the joy of gardening. Mark is also an approved consultant for the Institute for Local Self-Reliance, working to educate farms and businesses on food-waste composting.
Organic Mechanics products will be available for purchase.