Learn, share, contribute, grow!

Do you have an enthusiasm for nature and plants? Enjoy being active? No matter what your skills, interests or schedule you can help us grow! Volunteering at Tower Hill Botanic Garden is a great way to expand your knowledge of plants, meet new people and give back to your community. Exciting volunteer opportunities are available in horticulture, education, special events, docents, visitor services, library research and more. You may make a short or long-term commitment, volunteering once or multiple times. Please contact Suzanne Hauerstein, Volunteer Coordinator for more information about volunteering shauerstein@towerhillbg.org or 508-869-6111 x175.

No need to have a green thumb! Get involved in the exciting growth of Tower Hill Botanic Garden. You do not need to have a horticulture background to be involved—we will train you! There are also many positions that don't necessarily involve gardening skills or knowledge.  

Volunteer Recognition Party


All volunteers were recognized at an annual dinner held at the Garden, which was attended by active volunteers and several members of the Board of Trustees. Top volunteers--who had been active more than 10 consecutive years and with a total contribution of more than 2,000 hours of service, were recognized with a new bronze plaque. Persons honored were:

Frank H. Bissett, of Northborough, MA for 16 years of service; more than 5600 hours contributed
Judith H. Bissett, of Northborough, MA for15 years of service, more than 2175 hours contributed
Kathleen V. Bowman, of Westborough, MA for 15 years of service, more than 2330 hours of contributed
Jean A. Draper, of Boylston, MA for 15 years of service, more than 2283 hours contributed
Persis G. Hamilton, of Worcester, MA for 15 years of service, more than 1097 hours contributed
Dr. Richard K. Kimball, of Worcester, MA for 21 years of service, more than 2525 hours contributed
Mary J. O'Connor, of Worcester, MA for 19 years of service, more than 2553 hours contributed
Maureen K. Pedroli, of Boylston, MA for 16 years of service, more than 2332 hours contributed
Natalie K. Perkins, of Shrewsbury, MA for 19 years of service, more than 2487 hours contributed

The new recognition plaque that has the above names engraved on it was the brainchild of Board Member Richard Leif of Northborough. After walking through the halls of Tower Hill's Stoddard Education & Visitors Center one day, he noticed the plaques recognizing major donors, and thought a similar plaque to recognize the service of Tower Hill's many volunteers was appropriate. Mr. Leif and his wife Jean presented the plaque (pictured above) at the annual volunteer recognition dinner, to an enthusiastic reception. Thank you to all Tower Hill Volunteers!!