Join Joann Vieira for a spring tour of selected Cary Award-winning plants at Tower Hill. For 20 years the Worcester County Horticultural Society and Tower Hill Botanic Garden have been extolling the virtue of outstanding trees, shrubs, groundcovers and woody vines for cultivation in zone 5 gardens through the Cary Award program. Beginning in 1997, and with the aid of the northeasts foremost plant experts, the Society has awarded over 57 plants its highest honor. These plants are specifically chosen for their pest and disease resistance, are hardy to at least zone 5, are available in the nursery trade, and provide extended, or multiple seasons of interest.
Member $50, Non-member $60, including guided tour and lunch
Learn about local sustainable agriculture and its importance during a tour of Littletons Springdell Farm, followed by a lunch made by a local farm-to-table restaurant using Springdell produce. Pre-registration required.
Travel Presentation is Free; pre-registration required
Information session for the Springtime Tulip River Cruise, April 5-13, 2018, will be held on Wednesday, July 19, 6pm; please pre-register.
Travel to the Netherlands and Belgium for a relaxing 7-night river cruise. Highlights include Amsterdam, Ghent, Bruges, Antwerp, Kinderdijk Windmills, and more than seven million tulips and other flowers on exhibit at Keukenhof Gardens. For more information and an itinerary, please visit our website:
Turkey Hill Brook Farm, 88 Wire Village Rd., Spencer, MA
Member $25, Non-member $35
Explore a small farm nursery in the Worcester Hills with a 2-hour tour of this peaceful farm. Guided by the owner, Ellen Sousa, author of The Green Garden: A New England Guide to Planning, Planting & Maintaining the Eco-friendly Habitat Garden, you will walk through a variety of planned and natural ecosystems. Pre-registration required.
Tuesday, August 01, 2017 – Thursday, August 03, 2017
Member $599, Non-member $659 pp double / triple, $110 single supplement, $200 deposit
Includes: Deluxe Motor Coach, 2 nights hotel, 2 breakfasts, 2 dinners, sightseeing & admissions – final payment due 6/13/17.
Come and join us for our visit to the charming Maine Coast! Our first stop is a visit to the very beautiful Fuller Gardens. Day two we will visit the Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens. Day three we head to Portsmouth, NH and visit Strawbery Banke.
Member $4100, Non-member $4200, per person, double occupancy. $1000 single supplement.
Visit Piet Oudolfs private garden August 8 – 16, 2017 and explore the bold design of the influential Dutch Wave designers. Fifteen public and private gardens included. Detailed itinerary will be available on our website. Reserve by February 3 to guarantee a seat(airfare not included). Deposit of $1000 due by February 3; final payment due May 1.
Member $150, Non-member $175, including transportation, guided tours and buffet lunch
Visit two unique estates in the Berkshires, featuring art, architecture and magnificent gardens. Well start with a guided tour of Chesterwood, the summer estate of Daniel Chester French, sculptor of Abraham Lincoln for the Lincoln Memorial. After a buffet lunch, well enjoy a guided tour of Naumkeags McKim, Mead & White-designed cottage and Fletcher Steele-designed gardens.
Member $225, Non-member $250, includes deluxe motor coach, all-garden admission, guided tour of Chihuly exhibit, and buffet luncheon; Register by September 1st
Enjoy a special day at the New York Botanical Garden while this breathtaking exhibition is on view . Included are a guided tour of the Chihuly Exhibition, a buffet luncheon at the historic Stone Mill, and free time to explore the rest of the Garden and enjoy the narrated Garden Tram tour.