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Seed Libraries of Massachusetts

2018-03-09T15:36:37+00:00

Berkshire Eagle photo What is a seed library? Each seed library has different rules and guidelines. But typically a library member can look through an assortment of seed packets, select the varieties he or she likes, and take them home to plant. Some seed libraries ask that you collect the seeds your [...]

Seed Libraries of Massachusetts 2018-03-09T15:36:37+00:00

Mrs. Loudon and Her Fans 

2018-02-16T21:49:39+00:00

By Kathy Bell Jane Loudon image courtesy of Wikipedia The richness of our collections is often revealed in our library's exhibits, and one of our current displays shows that particularly well.  "As Little Trouble as Possible": Jane Loudon, Botanical Artist introduces a 19th century woman whose life might well be considered remarkable in any field, and in any century. Images from The Ladies [...]

Mrs. Loudon and Her Fans  2018-02-16T21:49:39+00:00

Plants take center stage at National Portrait Gallery unveiling

2018-02-13T21:01:30+00:00

Getty images photo Putting politics aside, it was a wonderful surprise to see plants take center stage at the unveiling of the 44th president's official portrait this week. All of a sudden social media was awash with guesses as to which kind of plants were painted behind the sitting president and why they [...]

Plants take center stage at National Portrait Gallery unveiling 2018-02-13T21:01:30+00:00

What is the Tower Hill Botanic Garden annual meeting all about?

2018-02-09T17:00:15+00:00

By Ali Kane Tower Hill staff When you attend the Annual Meeting of the Worcester County Horticultural Society, the parent organization of Tower Hill Botanic Garden, you are participating in a tradition that is more than 175 years old.  When the Worcester County Horticultural Society was formally incorporated in the 1840s, it welcomed any member [...]

What is the Tower Hill Botanic Garden annual meeting all about? 2018-02-09T17:00:15+00:00

Tower Hill invites floral entries for In Bloom

2018-01-23T19:32:05+00:00

Tower Hill Botanic Garden photo Tower Hill Botanic Garden encourages flowers loves to submit arrangements for one or both weekends of our In Bloom festivities. This year each weekend for In Bloom has a different theme. Professionals, amateurs, and hobbyists alike are invited to contribute floral creations for display on either weekend of In Bloom. [...]

Tower Hill invites floral entries for In Bloom 2018-01-23T19:32:05+00:00

Explore the hidden life of trees in 2018

2018-01-23T17:34:13+00:00

NPR photo Tower Hill Botanic Garden encourages everyone to embrace the best-selling book "The Hidden Life of Trees" in 2018.  We’re organizing a year’s worth of activities around this recently-released book, written by German forester and author Peter Wohlleben, which asks provocative questions about earth’s forests. Do trees have families? Do they communicate? Do they remember? Wohlleben combs through recent research and weaves together a case [...]

Explore the hidden life of trees in 2018 2018-01-23T17:34:13+00:00