Plan Your Visit
Welcome to the Bowman’s Hill Wildflower Preserve—the only accredited botanical museum in the country dedicated to native plants. I believe that nature speaks to each of us in its own special way. Perhaps it’s during a mindful walk to a remote corner of the Preserve. Or maybe it’s experiencing the wonder of nature through the eyes of a child.
Whether it’s hearing the flute-like song of a wood thrush as you wander through a mature forest, savoring the sweet scent of fringe tree blossoms or observing how bees and butterflies interact with meadow flowers, the Preserve reconnects our visitors with the essential unity of nature and humanity. So come discover and learn more about native plants and the web of life they support—and then visit our Native Plant Nursery in order to enhance your own natural landscapes.
I’m confident that you’ll find that the Preserve is truly the place where you will experience what's natural, learn what's native.
Hours & Admission
The Preserve is open year-round.
April - June, Open daily, 9 am - 5 pm
July - March, Open Tuesday – Sunday, 9 am - 5 pm
Open on the following Monday holidays: Memorial Day and Labor Day
Closed on Thanksgiving Day and for the Christmas holiday, beginning December 24 and reopening January 2
General Admission Fees
Seniors (65 and older): $6.00
Fulltime students (with ID): $6.00
Children (5 through 14): $4.00
Children under 5: Free
Those paying General Admission are invited to attend our Guided Wildflower Walk**, offered at 2 pm daily in April, May and June, on Tuesday - Sunday, April - September and on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays in October. Guided Wildflower Walks are not held November - March.
**Organized groups of 5 or more who wish to attend a wildflower walk are required to book a private group tour. Learn more about our Signature Group Tours.
Educational program fees include admission to the Preserve.
Admission revenue directly supports the Preserve’s operating expenses.
Become a Member and Visit for Free All Year Long
A BHWP membership pays for itself in just a few visits!
If you decide to join while visiting the Preserve, your admission fees from that day will be deducted from the price of your selected membership level—just keep your receipt to show in the Visitor Center.