Bowman’s Hill: Reconnecting a Divided Landscape
Kristie Lane Anderson
Faculty Advisors: Baldev Lamba, Sue Mrugal, and Michael Coll
Project Type: Park
Project Location: Bowman’s Hill Wildflower Preserve, New Hope, PA
Bowman’s Hill rises high above the surrounding landscape, and has served as a local landmark for centuries. Today, the hill is split into two parks that share a common origin, but different histories: Bowman’s Hill Tower, and Bowman’s Hill Wildflower Preserve.
The division has led to visitor confusion, operational challenges, and ecological degradation. This project aims to reunite the whole of Bowman’s Hill, and to celebrate the human, ecological, and geological richness of the site.