ABOUT THE GARDENS

Welcome to Tower Hill Botanic Garden, the headquarters of the Worcester County Horticultural Society.

The Society was incorporated in 1842 as a non-profit educational organization for the purpose of advancing the science and encouraging and improving the practice of horticulture. As the third oldest active horticultural society in the United States, the Society offered flower shows and educational programs in downtown Worcester for more than 150 years.

In 1986, the Society purchased Tower Hill Farm in Boylston, MA, to develop as a botanic garden where the ideals of the organization could be put into practice for the community – thus Tower Hill Botanic Garden was born. With 17 distinct gardens on more than 130 acres, much of it preserved as woodland and open space, Tower Hill is dedicated to the cultivation and display of some of the most exquisite plants in the world.

Tower Hill is currently undergoing an update of its Master Plan. The plan will provide a vision for what Tower Hill Botanic Garden might look like in 2038.

Click on the photos below to learn more about our 17 unique gardens.