About The Bower

The Bower is a 36 acre meadow and woodland site on the north slope of the 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 in harmony. We envision The Bower as a community-oriented rural setting featuring woodlands, naturalized landscape, gardens and large scale sculpture and land art. We are committed to supporting and becoming a resource for the arts, educational and nonprofit communities.

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The Bower Development

During Phase 1, we collaborated with consultants and artists to design and construct landscape, gardens, sculptures, and facilities, which are placed sensitively within the extensive woodland and acres of meadows. We opened to the public by appointment between May and October 2021. We will open again in May 2022 following further planting and development work through late fall 2021.


A Community Investment

We will begin accepting July reservations for appointments on June 1, 2022.  Each successive month we will open reservations for the following month (eg Aug reservations will open July 1, etc)


When open, the public is welcome to visit The Bower by appointment and experience the curated gardens and outdoor spaces as they develop and become established. The outdoor experience will be available to all ages including youth, school groups and homeschoolers for field trips.

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