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.

We are closed for the 2022 season.  Check back in April for opening dates in May, 2023

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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 are open to the public by appointment between May and October each year.  We will open again in May 2023 following further planting and development work through late fall 2022.


A Community Investment

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