TRIPS AND TOURS

Visit our Events Calendar for more information on the events listed below. Please click here to view our Class Policies. Skill Level:    A = All Levels      B = Beginner     I = Intermediate/Advanced        

Sundays, April 02, 2017 – June 25, 2017, 2:00 PM-3:30 PM
Free with admission
Meet at the Master Plan in the Morgan Reception Gateway.

Enjoy a guided tour of this magnificent garden, with seasonal highlights such as blooming of the Spring Gardens. Learn about the history of the Worcester County Horticultural Society that owns and operates Tower Hill Botanic Garden and about the Gardens future goals.

Friday, April 28, 2017, 1:00 PM-2:00 PM
Free with Admission
Leader: John Trexler, Tower Hill Executive Director Emeritus

Discover the great diversity of habitats at Tower Hill and the tree species they support.

Wednesday, May 03, 2017, 2:00 PM-3:00 PM
Free with admission – pre-registration required
Presenter: Joann Vieira, Tower Hill Director of Horticulture

This walking tour will take us to the most colorful parts of the garden where we’ll talk about bulb selection and care as well as color combinations.

Thursday, May 11, 2017, 10:00 AM-4:30 PM
Member $65, Non-member $75, including transportation and tours
Mt. Auburn Cemetery is one of the most beautiful and history landscapes in America. Thousands of trees, shrubs and herbaceous plants weave through 175 acres of hills, dells, ponds, woodlands and clearings. Enjoy a guided tour of seasonal horticultural highlights and then lunch and leisure on your own in Harvard Square. The afternoon will conclude with a guided tour of Arnold Arboretum, one of the best preserved of Frederick Law Olmsteds landscapes with one of the most comprehensive and best documented collections of trees, shrubs, and woody vines in the world. Both tours will involve 90 minutes of walking on sometimes uneven terrain with occasional rest stops.
Thursday, May 18, 2017
$3999 per person, double occupancy, including airfare
Enjoy the worlds greatest flower show on members-only day. Additional highlights include a city tour of London, Kew Gardens, Kensington Palace, the Savill Garden and Wisley Garden. For more information visit: https://gateway.gocollette.com/link/770029
Thursday, June 01, 2017, 6:00 PM-7:00 PM
Worcester Common, Worcester, MA
Members of THBG & Preservation Worcester -Free, Non-Members $10
Walk in the footsteps of our founders  see where they lived, what they grew, and learn about the early days of the Society. Meet at the Worcester Common for the approximately ¾-mile walk. Co-sponsored our with Preservation Worcester. Directions will be sent upon registration.

Pre-registration required.

Friday, June 09, 2017
Member $920, Non-member $975 (single supplement $300). Deposit of $200 upon registration; final payment due May 1.
Dates of Trip: Friday, June 9 – Sunday, June 11 – Price includes transportation, 2 nights hotel, 2 breakfasts, 3 lunches, one dinner , and admissions and tours.

Visit Hildene, the home of Robert and Mary Todd Lincoln, during the Celebration of Peonies, as well as four outstanding private gardens. Highlights include a tour and garden party at the home of award-winning food and garden writer and kitchen garden designer Ellen Ecker Ogden and a tour of garden designer and writer Gordon Haywards garden focusing on his design challenges and how he solved them.

Saturday, June 10, 2017, 11:00 AM-12:00 PM
Free with Admission
Join a docent-led tour of our newest garden’s accessible features and adaptive tools.
Wednesday, June 14, 2017, 5:00 PM-6:00 PM
Free with Admission; Pre-registration required
Guide: Joann Viera, Director of Horticulture, Tower Hill

A tour of Cary Award-winning plants at Tower Hill.

Tuesday, June 20, 2017, 11:30 AM-12:30 PM
Free with Admission
Join a docent-led tour of our newest garden’s accessible features and adaptive tools.
Saturday, June 24, 2017, 2:00 PM-3:00 PM
Worcester Common, Worcester, MA
Members of THBG & Preservation Worcester -Free, Non-Members $10
Walk in the footsteps of our founders  see where they lived, what they grew, and learn about the early days of the Society. Meet at the Worcester Common for the approximately ¾-mile walk. Co-sponsored our with Preservation Worcester. Directions will be sent upon registration.

Pre-registration required.

Sunday, June 25, 2017, 10:00 AM-4:00 PM
Advance Sales: Member $20, Non-Member $25; Day of Tour: Member $30, Non-Member $35
Visit private gardens of distinction in Holden, Worcester, and other nearby towns on this exclusive self-guided tour.
Tuesday, August 08, 2017 – Wednesday, August 16, 2017, 9:00 AM-6:00 PM
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.

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