All are welcome in the Tower Hill Library found on the lower level of the Stoddard Education and Visitors Center and members may borrow books. The Library has more than 8,000 resources including books, magazines and dvds on gardening for all ages and abilities. The Library is a great space for reading, quiet study and research. We also offer a children’s area with puzzles, drawing materials and a comfortable couch to sit and read a favorite story. When it’s warm, head outside to our Reading Garden. We love questions, so don’t hesitate to make an appointment with the librarian, Kathy Bell at email@example.com or 508.869.6111 x116 if you’re working on a topic that may require research or archives assistance.
Tower Hill Botanic Garden opened in 1986 but its history as the Worcester County Horticultural Society dates back to the 1840s, and the Library goes back almost as far. Early library holdings began with donations from founders and members, and today the Library provides access to institutional and garden history records and regularly exhibits materials from our archives.
NOW ON EXHIBIT IN THE LIBRARY Please click here to learn about the Library’s past exhibits.
Prizes Awarded/Prizes Received On exhibit October through January 7, 2018 On display are some of the prizes we’ve received and bestowed during our 175 years in operation.
On exhibit October through January 7, 2018 Free with admission Early Worcester County Horticultural Society members were very interested in fruit, especially pears. Learn about their books, the cultivars they exhibited, and see beautiful images from rare books and journals in our collections.
PEARS EXHIBIT TALK Saturday, November 4, 11am Free with admission
Laura Baring-Gould, sculptor of the much-acclaimed Clapp’s Favorite Pear sculpture in Dorchester, as well as the bronze fountain and screens in Tower Hill’s Garden Within Reach, will speak about her creative process and the horticultural legacy of her work.Click to register.
The Tower Hill Quilt, created almost 20 years ago by volunteer Gigi Casella, is a beautiful, handmade look at our early Garden and on exhibit through January 2018.
A Visit to the Frederic Paine House and Grounds–Please note this event is canceled due to unforeseen circumstances. Sunday, October 22, 2-4 pm Free with Admission Timothy Paine House Museum, 140 Lincoln Street, Worcester
Visit the house and remaining land of the Paine family who once had some 300 acres of farmland, orchards and gardens and were an important part of Worcester’s early history.
Statuary in the Gardens Sunday, November 12, 1-2 pm Free with Admission Head into the gardens and learn about the various statues and ornaments both apparent and ‘hidden in plain sight’! Click to register.
Tower Hill Library gratefully accepts donations of lightly used books covering all aspects of gardening. We also sell an impressive collection of competitively priced used books when the Library is open. Please contact the librarian, Kathy Bell, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 508.869.6111 x116 for more information about donations.