Concert Policies

and Garden Etiquette

Seating – General admission for all concerts (first come, first served).  

Outdoor Concerts – Feel free to bring a blanket or lawn chairs. We ask that concert goers with high back lawn chairs remain in the rear to allow the best possible view for all.   

Indoor Concerts – Chairs are set up for indoor concerts, however in nicer weather some visitors prefer to bring their own chairs to sit on the patios while enjoying the music through the open doors of the conservatories.

Alcohol - A cash bar is available at Tower Hill concerts for visitors age 21 and over with proper ID. No outside alcohol is allowed to be brought onto the premises for any  event or occasion.

Photos - For most shows, video cameras and audio recording devices are not allowed. Still photo cameras are generally acceptable without a flash; however it is at the discretion of the artist's management.

Tickets are handled via a “registration list”, rather than physical tickets. You will be checked in upon your arrival by the name you registered under. Please bring your printed confirmation reply as backup.

ALL TICKET SALES ARE FINAL, no refunds or exchanges. This is standard policy for most concert venues. In the rare case when a show has been cancelled and not rescheduled; a refund will be given. 

Garden Etiquette
For your own enjoyment and safety, and to protect and preserve the plants, please follow these simple rules:
• Stay on paths or lawns.
• Leave all plants, flowers and wildlife undisturbed.
• Leave pets at home. Assistance animals welcome!
• Park in designated areas only.
• No smoking in the buildings, or along the trails, fields and woodland.
• Dispose of trash properly.
• Youth under 16 must be accompanied by an adult.
• Footwear and shirts must be worn at all times.
• Radios and musical instruments not permitted.
• No climbing on rock walls or statuary, running, barbecuing, or active sports (Frisbee, ball playing, kite flying, biking etc.)


Concerts at Tower Hill 

Sunday, August 9, 11am-3pm
Free for Boylston residents

This year’s Boylston Day Concert - featuring a mix of folk, bluegrass, and jazz - will be held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 9, at Tower Hill Botanic Garden. Boylston residents of all ages receive free admission all day to enjoy the concert on the Lawn Garden and explore the grounds in their full summer bloom.

Three acts will be performing, including Lori Diamond and Fred Abatelli, who specialize in music that combines jazz, acoustic, folk, pop, gospel, and blues influences and are winners of five Worcester Music Awards. Also performing will be Cardboard Ox, a guitar and ukulele duo, and singer-songwriter Honor Finnegan.

Visitors are welcome to bring picnic lunches or buy light refreshments. The public is welcome to attend at the price of regular admission and members are free. The annual event is a partnership between the Boylston Cultural Council and Tower Hill Botanic Garden. In addition to the concert, Tower Hill has nine formal gardens to explore, extensive trails for simple hikes, an art exhibit, the Art of Bonsai exhibit, and much more.

Saturday, August 22: Seele Chamber Muiscale / 2pm / Limonaia

Bach - Siciliano from Oboe Concerto in F  
Handel German Aria #1 
Samuel Barber -  Knoxville: Summer of 1915  
Bach Concerto for Oboe/violin in c  BWV 1060  
Bach aria from BWV 84  Aria #2
Seele Musicale Chamber Ensemble's roots were formed 5 years ago at First Unitarian Church of Worcester when Jagan Nath and Alesia Tringale performed together during worship services. Their musical spirits and desires were wholly synergistic. Two years ago, they gave themselves the name Seele Musicale (the German for "souls in music" and did benefit concerts with music of Bach and Vivaldi. Adding other kindred souls into the group, they launched themselves in a big way, doing two major sacred works -- Bach's Psalm 51 and the Stabat Mater of Pergolesi, in Boston and Cambridge. They have since played many occasions at Tower Hill Botanic Garden, various churches, public libraries, private home settings, and senior communities. Individually, the Seele Musicale musicians are teachers, music directors, orchestra members, church soloists. Their common bond is the intense love of the music they choose. Much of their interest gravitates around music of the 17th and 18th centuries until now, and they are currently making friends living composers near and far. Each new opportunity feels fresh and novel to them. 

Saturday, September 12: Denovo String Quartet / 2pm / Limonaia