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Bowman’s Hill Wildflower Preserve opens Its Native Plant Nursery for the season

Bowman’s Hill Wildflower Preserve’s Native Plant Nursery will open for the 2021 season the second weekend in April. Throughout the season 150 perennial species, from wildflowers to ferns, and 70 species of trees and shrubs will be for sale at the Preserve, located at 1635 River Road south of New Hope.

Opening weekend includes:

  • A members-only plant sale Friday, April 9th, from noon to 3:00pm.
  • A virtual presentation by landscape architect Allan Summers on how to incorporate native plants into your home landscapes on Friday, April 9th, at 7:00pm (details at www.bhwp.org).
  • The public opening of the nursery for all customers on Saturday, April 10th, from 10:00am to 4:00pm.

The Native Plant Nursery will then be open 10:00am to 4:00pm daily through June, and Tuesday through Sunday from July through October.

Native plants provide food and/or shelter for all sorts of wildlife. Notes Peter Couchman, the Preserve’s executive director, “Far beyond the natural beauty of native plants, the relationships that have evolved over millennia between plants and organisms, including bees, butterflies, birds and mammals, are crucial for our ecosystems.”

Become a member of the Preserve by going to www.bhwp.org. Member benefits include free year-round admission to the Preserve and its 4.5 miles of trails, plus discounts on all native plants and on items in the Twinleaf Book & Gift Shop and educational programs.

Bowman’s Hill Wildflower Preserve inspires the appreciation and use of native plants by serving as a sanctuary and an educational resource for conservation and stewardship. Since 1934, it has been a vital, regional resource through the curation of its native plant collection, which includes nearly 800 naturally growing plants native to southeastern Pennsylvania. It is the country’s only native plant museum accredited by the American Alliance of Museums.

PHOTO CAP: Volunteers work on potting up thousands of plants for the native plant nursery at Bowman’s Hill Wildflower Preserve. The nursery opens for the season the second week of April.

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