About The Bower

The Bower is a 36 acre meadow and woodland site on the north slope of the northern Appalachian Mountains. Located in Perry County Pennsylvania (30 minutes from Harrisburg, PA), The “Bower” is a sanctuary where art and the natural world co-exist harmoniously. The Bower landscape features wild and introduced native plants in abundance throughout an enhanced open landscape and woodlands complimented with large-scale sculpture and land art.

We are open free to the public by appointment only between May and October each year.  

To make an exclusive appointment (during which your group will be on the landscape alone), sign up via the links below.

September and October 2023 tickets are now available. 

October 2023 Appointment Calendar

September 2023 Appointment Calendar

Download Self- Guided Tour Map

Press – Broad Street Review

If you care to support our endeavor, please visit our Donate and Volunteer pages via the links below.



The Bower Development

The Bower was designed and constructed over the three-year period between 2018 and 2021. During that period, we collaborated with landscape architects and artists to design and construct landscape, gardens, sculptures, and facilities, which are placed sensitively within the extensive woodland and acres of meadows.

We are open free to the public by appointment only between May and October each year.  Appointments can be made via links on our Visit page.


The Bower

A Community Investment

When open, the public is welcome to visit The Bower by appointment. Appointments are free and exclusive, meaning the attendees (as individuals or groups) shall visit the site as the sole visitors during that time period.  This immersive outdoor experience will be available to all ages. We encourage groups of all types to experience The Bower.


bower (noun) 1. a pleasant shady place; 2. a retreat or sanctuary