To turn your yard and garden into a sustainable wonderland where birds, bees and butterflies flourish, plant native plants.
You’ll discover plenty of inspiration when the Native Plant Nursery at Bowman’s Hill Wildflower Preserve (BHWP) re-opens for the spring planting season during the April 8th-10th weekend.
Opening weekend launches with members-only access on Friday, April 8th, from 10:00am to 4:00pm and Saturday, April 9th, from 8:00am to 10:00am.
The nursery then opens to the public that Saturday from 10:00am to 4:00pm. It will remain open during those same hours every day that the Preserve is open through October.
Nursery staff and volunteers will be on hand to help you select the right perennial wildflowers, vines, ferns, shrubs and trees for your landscape.
Many of them, ranging from showy asters to pollinator-friendly Virginia bluebells, have been propagated on site.
The nation’s only accredited botanical museum that focuses on native plants, Bowman’s Hill Wildflower Preserve is home to more than 700 of Pennsylvania’s 2,000 native plant species.
The 134-acre preserve features five miles of trails that wind through woods, meadows, ponds, wetlands and a deep creek valley. Guided walks and educational programs for children and adults are also available.
The preserve is located at 1635 River Road, south of New Hope.
To find out more about native plants, the preserve’s nursery and educational programs and how to become a member to enjoy free admission, go to www.bhwp.org or call 215-862-2924.
PHOTO CAP: The preserve’s native plant nursery is abloom with possibilities to create your sustainable landscape.