Tower Hill Botanic Garden is offering a fun and educational experience for children of all ages – and anyone young at heart – during April school vacation week. The garden – which includes 132 acres of woodlands, formal garden areas, and lush indoor greenhouses – will be open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. every day from Saturday, April 16, to Sunday, April 24.
Children’s activities include story time at 11:30 a.m. on weekdays, drop in crafts from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. everyday, spring-themed scavenger hunts, and story walks. An easy hike through the wooded trails will lead to a Fairy House Display. Visitors can find the viewing spot for Mt. Wachusett, see what early flowers are blooming in the gardens such as the Field of Gold daffodils, investigate what vegetables have been planted in the Youth Garden, look for animals in the Wildlife Pond, watch Tower Hill Through the Seasons in the theater, and much more.
Indoors, families can also enjoy Twigs Cafe, the craft room with daffodil and seed planting projects, the Garden Shop, the greenhouse conservatories, and the movie theater. Visit the Tower Hill Library on Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday, where Alexander von Humboldt’s World Exhibit is on view through June. Learn about the man at the center of Tower Hill READS with a selection of books and resources by and about the intrepid naturalist, known by some as the world’s first environmentalist. Then visit Tower Hill’s own “Cabinet of Curiosities” and hands on discovery station on display for the month of April.
Daily special events requiring registration include a Spring Fling Hike at 2 p.m. on April 18, Botanical Sun Prints Workshop at 1 p.m. on April 20, and create a ‘Cabinet of Curiosity’ to collect natural materials in tribute to Humbolt at 11 a.m. on April 21. On April 22, join us to enjoy Earth Day at Tower Hill, where visitors can get up-close and personal with plants and the natural world.
Tower Hill, a nonprofit which is dedicated to improving people’s lives through nature and plants, is located at 11 French Drive in Boylston, Mass. For directions, admission prices, and more information, visit towerhillbg.org or call 508-869-6111.