Welcome to the Tower Hill Library


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

 Events, Exhibits & Programs


lg_jh_111614.jpgThanks to everyone who came to the Lost Gardens lecture Vision, Practice and Legacy: Edward Winslow Lincoln and the Worcester Park System on Nov. 16th.  An overflow crowd enjoyed Jock Herron's combination of history, horticulture and family lore.  Out thanks to Jock for such an informative and enjoyable afternoon!  Stay tuned for additional Lost Gardens of Worcester County programs in 2015.

Plantsmen: Portraits of the Founders; Saturday, January 10 - 24, 2015; Alice Milton Gallery. Founders of the Worcester County Horticultural Society were governors, senators, mayors, bankers and lawyers but at heart they were serious growers.  Find out more about these remarkable men and what they grew. Opening reception on Sunday afternoon, January 11, 2015, 3 to 5 p.m. 

Writers in the Garden: Tower Hill Library's 2015 Book Group. Learn more including what we'll be reading here.  Begins Saturday, January 24th, 1:30 to 3 p.m.


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....

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.