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Bowman's Hill Wildflower Preserve

Where Mind, Heart and Spirit Bloom. Native wildflowers, ferns, shrubs, trees in naturalistic settings. Trails, woods, meadows, pond, creek. Visitor Center with exhibits, shop and educational programs for children and adults.

General
  • Days & Hours of Operation: Grounds open 8:30am to sunset daily. Visitor Center (including Twinleaf Shop) open 9am to 5pm, Tuesday – Sunday. Guided Wildflower Walk, offered Tuesday thru Sunday 2pm from April - October.
  • Seasonal Days & Hours of Operation: The Visitor Center will be open on the following Monday holidays: Memorial Day and Labor Day. The Visitor Center will be closed for the following holidays: Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Eve through New Year’s (12/24 – 1/1).
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Bowman's Hill Wildflower Preserve Meeting Facility

  • Space Notes: The Pond rental includes use of the stone patio and surrounding lawn. The area will accommodate 150-200 guests. The Moore Pavilion rental includes use of twelve picnic tables and a wood burning fireplace. Guests are welcome to make other seating arrangements to create their own memorable event. A Gazebo is available to rent for small ceremonies and can accommodate a max of 20 people. In our Auditorium conference tables and chairs are provided for up to 60 people.
  • Description: Hosting an event at the Preserve is a privilege reserved for our Business Partners and members at the family level and above. Evidence of insurance is required for all rentals. Cancellation Policy- $50 of each reservation is non-refundable. If a cancellation occurs less than one month prior to the reservation date and we are unable to rent the facility there is no refund.

Meeting Facility Rooms

Room Name Dimensions Ceiling Sq. Ft. Theater Classroom Size Banquet Capacity Reception
Captain James Moore Pavilion X                   80     100  
Gazebo in the Woods X                   20     20  
Auditorium X           60     60          
The Preserve Pond X                   200     150  

Spring Bird Walk

  • April 09, 2016 - May 14, 2016
  • Location: Bowman's Hill Wildflower Preserve
  • Address: 1635 River Rd, New Hope, PA 18938
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Saturday

The Preserve’s plant and habitat diversity provide nesting sites and food sources for many species of birds, including warblers, thrushes, chick... View details

Mindful Meandering

  • April 13, 2016 - May 18, 2016
  • Location: Bowman's Hill Wildflower Preserve
  • Address: 1635 River Rd, New Hope, PA 18938
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Wednesday

Modern life requires, and rewards, multi-tasking. However, we miss out on fully experiencing the moment when our attention is scattered. Join us on th... View details

Weed Patrol

  • May 06, 2016
  • Location: Bowman's Hill Wildflower Preserve
  • Address: 1635 River Rd, New Hope, PA 18938

Join Grounds Manager Rick Fonda for a great way to learn and give back at the same time! Learn to identify native and non-native plants, the importanc... View details

Late Spring Lovelies

  • May 07, 2016
  • Location: Bowman's Hill Wildflower Preserve
  • Address: 1635 River Rd, New Hope, PA 18938

A lot happens at the Preserve between the burst of spring ephemerals and the peak of flowering shrubs. Join Naturalist Mary Anne Borge to learn about ... View details

Mother's Day Birds and Blooms

  • May 08, 2016
  • Location: Bowman's Hill Wildflower Preserve
  • Address: 1635 River Rd, New Hope, PA 18938

Start your Mother’s Day off with a morning of family fun and a chance to learn more about Mother Nature too! This interactive program will inclu... View details

Approaching Nature with Photography - Session 2

  • May 10, 2016
  • Location: Bowman's Hill Wildflower Preserve
  • Address: 1635 River Rd, New Hope, PA 18938

This two-part class for naturalists and nature-lovers looks at photography as a tool for learning and communicating about the world of plants. Session... View details

Book Discussion: Grandma Gatewood's Walk

  • May 12, 2016
  • Location: Bowman's Hill Wildflower Preserve
  • Address: 1635 River Rd, New Hope, PA 18938

Like so many women of her generation Emma Gatewood did not have many choices or opportunities during her life. The natural landscapes that surrounded... View details

Spring Wonders: Wildflowers Are Wonderful

  • May 12, 2016
  • Location: Bowman's Hill Wildflower Preserve
  • Address: 1635 River Rd, New Hope, PA 18938

Find out what makes wildflowers so fascinating to butterflies, birds, and bees.Program includes a story, an outdoor walk, and a craft and is appropria... View details

Art in Nature: Whimsical Birds

  • May 16, 2016
  • Location: Bowman's Hill Wildflower Preserve
  • Address: 1635 River Rd, New Hope, PA 18938

Chirp Chirp! Is one of the beautiful sounds of spring! Discover birds of Pennsylvania and the winged visitors of the Preserve. Children ages 7-12 yea... View details

Knowing Native Plants: Flowering Shrubs

  • May 21, 2016
  • Location: Bowman's Hill Wildflower Preserve
  • Address: 1635 River Rd, New Hope, PA 18938

The Mid-Atlantic region has a stunning display of spring flowering native shrubs, filling the Preserve and surrounding natural areas with color and fr... View details

Walk When the Moon is Full

  • May 21, 2016
  • Location: Bowman's Hill Wildflower Preserve
  • Address: 1635 River Rd, New Hope, PA 18938

There's something special about exploring nature at night. Set your sense of adventure on high and join us for an evening full of folklore and stories... View details

Medicinal Trail Plant Walk

  • May 28, 2016
  • Location: Bowman's Hill Wildflower Preserve
  • Address: 1635 River Rd, New Hope, PA 18938

Plants have historically played a critical role in our health and wellness. Join Pat Coleman as we venture out to the Medicinal Trail, a very special... View details

Focus On Ferns

  • June 04, 2016
  • Location: Bowman's Hill Wildflower Preserve
  • Address: 1635 River Rd, New Hope, PA 18938

Some native plants, such as ferns, don’t flower at all. In this popular program, Ed Lignowski, Ph.D., will teach you to identify many native fer... View details

Bluebird Conservation Workshop

  • June 18, 2016
  • Location: Bowman's Hill Wildflower Preserve
  • Address: 1635 River Rd, New Hope, PA 18938

Come discover who calls our nesting boxes home “tweet” home. Join Education Coordinator Kelly Joslin, Volunteer Nest Box Monitor Margie R... View details

Nature Play Day

  • June 18, 2016
  • Location: Bowman's Hill Wildflower Preserve
  • Address: 1635 River Rd, New Hope, PA 18938

Come join us for an afternoon of play in nature! Our Visitor Center will be filled with FUN and thematic self-guided activities, art projects, and op... View details

Campfire Magic

  • June 24, 2016
  • Location: Bowman's Hill Wildflower Preserve
  • Address: 1635 River Rd, New Hope, PA 18938

Join us by the pond for a glorious summer evening of stories, folklore, and songs around a blazing fire. Led by folksinger Mary Roth, we’ll sing... View details

Nature Play Day

  • September 24, 2016
  • Location: Bowman's Hill Wildflower Preserve
  • Address: 1635 River Rd, New Hope, PA 18938

Come join us for an afternoon of play in nature! Our Visitor Center will be filled with FUN and thematic self-guided activities, art projects, and op... View details

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