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Hummingbird moths are real and they visit Tower Hill Botanic Garden

2017-09-08T22:50:30+00:00

Robert Burgess Tower Hill staff One thing about gardeners, they are keen observers of nature. The more you garden, the more in tune you seem to become to the earth's cycles, patterns, and connections. I've only been gardening since about 2008, so there is still so much for me to learn, including that a [...]

Hummingbird moths are real and they visit Tower Hill Botanic Garden 2017-09-08T22:50:30+00:00

Tower Hill proud to be part of EBT Card to Culture program

2017-08-31T16:32:24+00:00

The Vegetable Garden at Tower Hill. By Robert Burgess Tower Hill staff Tower Hill Botanic Garden places inclusivity among its core values. That means visitors of all ages, abilities, and backgrounds should have access to the grounds and facilities, including the nonprofit's extensive educational opportunities and award-winning gardens. To help [...]

Tower Hill proud to be part of EBT Card to Culture program 2017-08-31T16:32:24+00:00

Gardening without regular rain is a tricky thing

2017-08-29T19:02:45+00:00

By Robert Burgess Tower Hill staff Rain and gardeners have a tricky relationship. Too much or too little precipitation can spell difficulty in the garden. Beachgoers have seen plenty of blue skies this summer, while gardeners and farmers wouldn't mind a soaking rain or two each week. After a rainy and cool spring that [...]

Gardening without regular rain is a tricky thing 2017-08-29T19:02:45+00:00

Carnivorous Plant Show

2017-08-28T12:32:39+00:00

CARNIVOROUS PLANT SHOW Presented by the New England Carnivorous Plant Society Saturday, September 9, 10am–5pm Sunday, September 10, 10am–4pm Free with Admission Plant lovers and all those who enjoy something different will be able to get up close to hundreds of carnivorous plants exhibited by the members of the New England Carnivorous Plant Society. Most people would say [...]

Carnivorous Plant Show 2017-08-28T12:32:39+00:00

Gardeners can bring people together

2017-08-28T18:39:08+00:00

Daisies at Tower Hill. By Robert Burgess Tower Hill Staff We live in divisive times. You may sometimes wonder, "What difference can one gardener make?" A lot actually. 1. The act of gardening in itself helps prepare you, mentally and physically, for the challenges you face in society. It's really hard to be angry [...]

Gardeners can bring people together 2017-08-28T18:39:08+00:00

Discovering the benefits of Forest Bathing at Tower Hill Botanic Garden

2018-03-19T13:53:10+00:00

By Robert Burgess Tower Hill Staff Recently I had the opportunity to give forest bathing a try and decided to jump in with both feet. I was pleased to discover forest bathing didn't require soap or a wash cloth. But I did emerge from the woods with what felt like a less cluttered mind [...]

Discovering the benefits of Forest Bathing at Tower Hill Botanic Garden 2018-03-19T13:53:10+00:00