FEBRUARY IS FLORA AT TOWER HILL

This year's theme:  Rustic Elegance

Banish the winter blues with an entire month of floral inspiration in 2015. Tower Hill will burst with color all February. Each weekend with a different focus, come enjoy the lavish floral displays, listen to guest speakers and participate in hands-on workshops. To cap off the month, all are invited (that means you!) to enter forced bulbs, branches and shrubs in the Worcester County Horticultural Society's revived midwinter flower show.

Friday, January 30 – Sunday, February 1

Friday, 12pm -5pm, Saturday, 9am - 5pm, Sunday, 9am - 4pm 
Professional designers strut their floral stuff with stunning and creative arrangements.

Week one showcases the talents of twenty-four professional designers, including 1956blooms, Forêt Design Studio, Luna Moss, Moonstone & Moss Flower Design Studio, Niche Urban Garden Supply, Pollen Floral Design, Seed to Stem, Wild Folk Studio. Please click here for a complete list of designers.  

Activity Schedule:

All events are included with admission unless noted.
Seating is limited - please pre-register for those activities which request pre-registration. 
Seating for activities without pre-registration is first-come first-served. 

Friday, January 30
Displays available for viewing 12pm-5pm 

Saturday, January 31
Displays available for viewing 9am-5pm  

10-11:30am - Art of Sweet English Peas (fee based workshop - sorry this class is full)
11am-3pm - Children's Crafts:  Kids will enjoy these floral themed drop-in arts and crafts
12pm - Moss Basket Demonstration with instructor Betsy Williams
1:00pm - Centerpiece Demonstration with Kaylyn Hewitt of 1956blooms
2:00pm  - A Legacy in Blue: Recapturing an Iconic Newport Garden (included with admission, but please pre-register) 
3:00pm - Legacy in Blue Reception 

Sunday, February 1
Displays available for viewing 9am-4pm  

11am-3pm - Children's Crafts:  Kids will enjoy these floral themed drop-in arts and crafts
12:00pm - Terrarium Building Demonstration with Virginia Orlando and Candace Atchue of Seed to Stem  
1:00pm - Chamber Music Concert:  "Sweeter than Roses" with Seele Musicale Chamber Group
2:00pm - Garden Tour
2:00pm - Hope Floats on White: The History and Future of the White Garden (included with admission, but please pre-register) 
3:00pm -  Chamber Music Concert:  "Sweeter than Roses" with Seele Musicale Chamber Group

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Friday, February 6 – Sunday, February 8

This is individuals' and Garden Club members' time to shine during this weekend of floral fancy.  Please click here for a complete list of designers.  

Friday, 12pm -5pm, Saturday, 9am - 5pm, Sunday, 9am - 4pm 

Activity Schedule:

All events are included with admission unless noted. 
Seating is limited - please pre-register for those activities which request pre-registration. 
Seating for activities without pre-registration is first-come first-served. 

Friday, February 6
Displays available for viewing 12pm-5pm 

1:00pm - Talk and book-signing with Jan Johnsen, author of Heaven is a Garden 

Saturday, February 7
Displays available for viewing 9am-5pm 

11:00am - Floral Arrangements:  Demonstration and instruction with Marisa McCoy
11am-3pm - Children's Crafts:  Kids will enjoy these floral themed drop-in arts and crafts
12pm - Talk and book-signing with photographer Karen Bussolini on The Homeowners Complete Tree and Shrub Handbook
1pm-2:15pm - Keepsake Annuals with Barbara Pierson of White Flower Farm (included with admission, but please pre-register) 
3pm - The Art of Floral Preservation with Pauline Bergassi

Sunday, February 8
Displays available for viewing 9am-4pm   

11am-3pm - Children's Crafts:  Kids will enjoy these floral themed drop-in arts and crafts
2pm - Garden Tour
1pm-2:30pm - Grow it, Cut it, Arrange it with instructor Cheryl Monroe (included with admission, but please pre-register) 
3:00pm - Harp Concert:  "Music of Flowers and Nature" with harpist Rebecca Swett

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Saturday, February 14 – Friday, February 20

February Vacation Week comes to life with plant and flower-inspired, kid-friendly activities and fun.

Saturday through Thursday, 9am - 5pm; Friday, 9am - 4pm 

Activity Schedule:
All events are included with admission unless noted. 
Seating is limited - please pre-register for those activities which request pre-registration. 
Seating for activities without pre-registration is first-come first-served. 

Activities offered daily:

  • Story Walk
  • Scavenger Hunt
  • Outdoor Fun:  Activities will vary depending on weather and snow quantity. Dress for the weather. Activities may include snow sculptures, snow painting, sledding, building snow forts and more.
  • Games and Activities:  Indoor flower and plant themed fun

 Saturday, February 14

10am-4pm - Make a Bookmark in the Tower Hill Library
10:30-12:30 - Tussie-Mussies and the Language of Flowers (Fee based workshop)
11am-3pm - Children's Crafts:  Kids will enjoy these floral themed drop-in arts and crafts
11:30am-12pm - Story Time

 Sunday, February 15

11am-3pm - Children's Crafts:  Kids will enjoy these floral themed drop-in arts and crafts
11:30am-12pm - Story Time
2pm - Garden Tour 

Monday, February 16

11am-3pm - Children's Crafts:  Kids will enjoy these floral themed drop-in arts and crafts
11:30am-12pm - Story Time

Tuesday, February 17

10am-4pm - Make a Bookmark in the Tower Hill Library
10:30-11:30am - Cooking Demonstration with Tower Hill Chef Matt Landry 
11am-3pm - Children's Crafts:  Kids will enjoy these floral themed drop-in arts and crafts
11:30am-12pm - Story Time
1pm-2pm - Kid Sized Flower Press (fee based workshop) 

Wednesday, February 18

11am-3pm - Children's Crafts:  Kids will enjoy these floral themed drop-in arts and crafts
11:30am-12pm - Story Time

Thursday, February 19

10am-4pm - Make a Bookmark in the Tower Hill Library
11am-3pm - Children's Crafts:  Kids will enjoy these floral themed drop-in arts and crafts
11:30am-12pm - Story Time
1pm-2pm - No Wax Batik Class with Tower Hill Youth Education Coordinator Sandy Reardon (fee based workshop) 

Friday, February 20

11am-3pm - Children's Crafts:  Kids will enjoy these floral themed drop-in arts and crafts
11:30am-12pm - Story Time
1pm-2pm - Flower Arranging for Kids (fee based workshop) 

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Saturday, February 21 – Sunday, February 22

Worcester County Horticultural Society Midwinter Show:  Bask in the beauty, creativity and delight of forced flowers, branches, flowering shrubs, conservatory plants and container gardens.

Saturday, 9am - 5pm; Sunday, 9am - 4pm  

Activity Schedule:

All events are included with admission unless noted. 
Seating is limited - please pre-register for those activities which request pre-registration. 
Seating for activities without pre-registration is first-come first-served.

Saturday, February 21
Displays available for viewing 9am-5pm 

10:30am-12:30pm - Spring Table Garden Class with instructor Betsy Williams (fee based workshop)
11am-3pm - Children's Crafts:  Kids will enjoy these floral themed drop-in arts and crafts
1pm-2pm -  A Tenuous Season; Glasshouses and the Art Practice of Elizabeth Corkery
1pm-3pm - Drop-in Table:  Flower pressing information and demonstration with Pauline Bergassi
3pm-4pm - Classical Guitar Concert with Duo Orfeo

Sunday, February 22
Displays available for viewing 9am-4pm 

11am-3pm - Children's Crafts:  Kids will enjoy these floral themed drop-in arts and crafts
12pm-3pm - Drop-in Table:  Sugar flower art display and demonstration with Dianne Rockwell, “The Cake Lady”
1pm-2:30pm - Talk and book-signing with Kerry Mendez, author of "The Right Size Flower Garden" 
2pm - Garden Tour