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Charles L. Bowers School Farm
1219 East Square Lake Road
Bloomfield Hills, MI 48304

For scheduling of programs, private rentals, events, and general questions please call:

(248) 341.6475 or complete this request form.
Monday-Friday
between 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Learning is fun at Bowers Farm

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Gardens

Bowers School Farm Gardens

Children's Gardenbowers school farm

Bowers Farm has big plans for a Children’s Garden! Our dream is to create a unique garden space where young children can become engaged in the plant life cycle. From seedlings to harvest, the Children’s Garden will create an opportunity for young children to explore all stages of plant life. Our Children’s Garden is still in construction, stop back soon for more information!


Community Garden

Have you been struggling to find the perfect place to garden? Do you have a green thumb that needs a place to practice? Or are you possibly interested in having a new hobby? Our farm opens the gates to the community to garden with our community garden program. Community gardeners rent an approximately 25’ x 25’ garden plot from the beginning of May (weather dependent) until November 1.  There are 15 no-till plots ($75 per season) and approx. 55 tilled plots ($65 per season) with access to water.

There is currently a wait list for our popular community garden plots.  Feel free to send your name and phone number to Jackie Doran at JDoran@bloomfield.org. Your name will be added to the wait list and will remain on the list until you get a plot.  No need to reach out each year.


Master Garden

Bowers School Farm is a proud partner of Michigan State University Extension, the Bloomfield Historical Society, and the Master Gardener Society of Oakland County. The Bowers Farm gardens open in April and the date is usually tied in with the first of two Open Barn weekends which signals the start of a new season. Work days are weather dependent, and usually late October is the time to close it down for a winter’s rest. An orientation is held in early spring where information about being a volunteer at the farm is given out. Trainees are welcome and encouraged to join! A team of approximately 55 Master Gardener Volunteers of the Master Gardener Society of Oakland County design and maintain approximately 35 gardens of all types at the Bowers School Farm in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan. 

If you are interested in finding out more information about our Master Gardeners, please visit www.mgsoc.info/bowers-farm


Pumpkin Patch

What’s better than strolling through a pumpkin patch during Michigan’s beautiful Autumn? Come visit Bowers Farm, starting in late September, to find the perfect pumpkin from our abundant 4.5 acre patch! We offer school field trips that explore the life cycle of a pumpkin, allowing children to explore, learn, and eventually pick the perfect pumpkin! Our pumpkins are also sold during our annual Fall Festival event, an event that is open to the public.


Sustainable Learning Garden

As part of the educational programs at Bowers Farm, we service, explore and learn in our Sustainable Learning Garden. Children get to explore how the garden functions, from helping us transport seedlings from our greenhouse, all the way to harvesting fresh kale to put in a delicious salad! Our Sustainable Learning Garden is always evolving with the consideration of new farming techniques and technology. Children become engaged in the garden during our educational programs during the school year and are found exploring it in our summer camps!

Sustainable Learning Gardens

As part of our education programs, we service, explore and learn in our Sustainable Learning Garden. Children get to explore how the garden functions, from helping us transport seedlings from our greenhouse, all the way to harvesting fresh kale to put in a delicious salad!

Our Sustainable Learning Garden is always evolving with the consideration of new farming techniques and technology. Children become engaged in the garden during our educational programs during the school year and are found exploring it in our summer camps!