Forrest Dodge Bowie, 64, a landscape gardener and nurseryman, died Oct. 14 at his home in Largo, after a heart attack.

Mr. Bowie was the ninth generation of his family to occupy the home, Mount Lubentia, where he was born. He maintained a nursery on the property.

He had attended the University of Maryland and served in the Atlantic with the U.S. Navy in World War II. Remaining in the Naval Reserves after the war, he was recalled to active duty and served during the Korean conflict.

Mr. Bowie had been a member of the board of the Maryland Historical Trust for the past 10 years and was past president of the Price George's County Historical Society. He also belonged to the Maryland and Valley Forge Historical Societies.

He was a member of the Society of the Cincinnati, the Society of the Descendents of the Lords of the Maryland Manor, the American Clan Gregor Society, the Friends of Montpelier and the Society for the Preservation of Maryland Antiquities.

He was a member of the board of the Episcopal Church Home in Washington and a member of the National Cathedral Association of Washington and St. Barnabas Church in Leland, Md.

He is survived by his wife, the former Frances Stevenson, two sons, Dennis M. and Thomas S. and a daughter, Ann Chapman, all of the home; two brothers, Judge William B. and John M., both of Largo, and two sisters, Juliet B. Dopp, of Washington, and Rosalie Pearre, of Union Bridge, Md.