Welcome to the Tower Hill Library


a comfortable place to read, relax, and look up information before or after you visit the Garden!


All are welcome to visit the Tower Hill Library which is on the lower level of the Stoddard Building. The Tower Hill Library has more than 7500 resources on plant science broadly defined, including books on gardening for all ages and abilities. The Library is a great space for reading, quiet study and research. We welcome you to drop by any Tuesday, Thursday or Saturday from 10:00 am until 4:00 pm while visiting Tower Hill, or contact us by email or phone, 508.869.6111 x116 with your questions. We love questions, so don't hesitate to call or make an appointment with the Librarian if you're working on a topic that may require reference or archives assistance.


Tower Hill Botanic Garden opened in 1986 but its history as the Worcester County Horticultural Society dates back to the 1840’s, and the Library goes back almost as far. Early library holdings began with donations from founders and members, and reflected their interest in modeling themselves on the London Horticultural Society. In time, a cataloged and curated collection emerged with books and journals on many aspects of horticulture, economic and practical botany.  

Library Book Group

We invite you to join our community of gardeners and readers.  We read books from various genres on gardening and nature around a general theme, and meet one Saturday a month from January through April to discuss.  Read more about what we've been reading....and stay tuned for our next group starting in January 2016.

Borrowing and Returning Books

Materials may be borrowed by members of the Worcester County Horticultural Society for one month. Returns may be made in person, by mail, or by returning to the Reception Desk when the library is closed.

For more information

Please call the Library at 508.869.6111 x116 or email the Librarian.