Your precious pooch is welcome at Tower Hill Botanic Garden all year long! Dog walking is permitted in designated areas only, every weekend from 10am–12noon, Tuesdays from 3–5pm, and Wednesdays from 5–8pm (only when garden is open Wednesday evenings from June 7 through September 27, 2017), excluding Mother’s Day, Plant Sale and Winter Reimagined. Please note that, with the exception of service dogs, dogs are not allowed at Tower Hill except on those days and times listed above. Proof of rabies vaccination in the form of a town license or documentation from a veterinarian is required for entry. No dogs are allowed to remain alone in parked cars at any time. Only one dog per person per visit is permitted. Please call 508.869.6111 with any questions.

Any current member may purchase a Tails ‘n Trails Dog Membership for $25 for their first dog and $10 for each additional dog (up to a maximum of three dogs). Tails ‘n Trails canine members are admitted FREE to the Garden. Non-member dogs are charged a $7 admission and must show proof of rabies vaccination at time of entry.

Bring your tail to our trails soon! For more details, please contact 508.869.6111.

To enroll your dog(s) in Tails ‘n Trails membership, please click here to download the membership form. Please complete the form and mail it to Tower Hill with your payment and supporting documentation. You can also bring your completed form to the front desk in the Education and Visitor Center during regular garden hours (but please do not bring your dog in the building with you).

The following rules are in place to ensure the safety and enjoyment of our guests, your dogs, and the protection of Tower Hill Botanic Garden’s collections. If you witness an incident of concern while on the dog trail please speak with the pet owner, if you are comfortable doing so. Or, please report it at the front desk. Upon entering the Garden with your canine companion(s), you hereby agree to adhere to the following rules:

  • For Tails ‘n Trails members, upon entry, please present your Tower Hill Membership Card with Paw Print Sticker. Your pet should prominently display their customized Tower Hill dog tag on their collar.
  • Dogs must be leashed at all times and under the control of their handlers. Dogs should not go off leash at any time during your visit. Only one dog per person per visit is permitted.
  • Dogs are not permitted in buildings or formal gardens at Tower Hill.
  • We ask that you please use discretion where you permit your dogs to relieve themselves. Tower Hill has a world-renowned and scientifically important collection of plants, which may be sensitive to dogs’ urine. Therefore, we ask that you please keep your dogs on the indicated trail (see map).  Dogs are not permitted to walk onto planting beds or into fields or woodlands. Tower Hill also has a high tick population so we encourage keeping your dogs on the trail.
  • Our ponds are habitats for birds, turtles and small fish, as well as certain aquatic plants. In order to ensure these precious habitats remain intact, please do not allow your dog in or near the ponds. Even walking your dog on the edges of the ponds can damage this sensitive ecosystem.
  • Dogs must be current on all vaccinations and have a current rabies registration tag attached to their collars. You need to provide copies of your dog’s vaccinations and rabies certificate or current town registration upon purchasing a dog membership or entrance to the Garden, if not a dog member.
  • Dog handlers are required to cleanup after your dogs. Dog handlers must use “doggie bags” and dispose of them in the designated receptacles. Also at these receptacles, you can find maps of the approved trails and areas to walk your dogs and where you can find water stations.
  • Tower Hill Botanic Garden has the right to revoke a Tails ‘n Trails membership at any time if dog handlers do not cleanup after their dogs or abide by any of the dog policies.
  • Aggressive dogs are not permitted. Tower Hill Botanic Garden reserves the right to refuse entry to or remove any dog thought to be dangerous to guests or other dogs.
  • Dogs in heat are prohibited from entering the Garden.