In honor of Worcester County Horticultural Society’s 175th Anniversary this year, our floral design series invites professional and amateur designers alike to create arrangements capturing the essence of Tower Hill’s eighteen distinctive gardens.

All are welcome to submit a floral arrangement for any of the weekends of Winter in Bloom. To register, please call Kirsten Swartz, Special Events Coordinator at 508-869-6111 x101 or email

View the Guidelines and Information Packet for Winter in Bloom here. 


We thank these professional designers for their participation during the first weekend of Winter in Bloom.

Ostara Design, Bow Street FlowersDanielson Flowers, Foret Design StudioFrugal FlowerGulbankian FarmsHerbert Berg FloristsMimosa Fresh Flower DesignMoonstone and Moss Flower Design Studio, O Luxe, Orly Khon Floral Boutique, Peppers Catering and Floral Design, and Stow Greenhouses.

People’s Choice Awards:
First Place: Mimosa Fresh Flower Design
Second Place: Danielson Flowers
Third Place: Peppers Catering and Floral Design


We thank all the Individuals and Garden Clubs for participating on the second weekend of Winter in Bloom.

People’s Choice Awards:
First Place: Dawn Pavone
Second Place:  Tie between Sarah Ribeiro and Kim Cutler
Third Place: Marne Mailhot


We thank all the Artists and Makers for participating on the third weekend of Winter in Bloom.

People’s Choice Awards:
First Place: Brittany Danielson, Danielson Flowers
Second Place: Claire Richardson, Sunshine Gardens
Third Place: Honor Pope-Lance, Corner of Quince


FEBRUARY 25–26, 10am–5pm
Family Weekend

Families are warmly invited to enter a floral arrangement designed by an adult/child pair for display at Tower Hill – either created on your own at home or during our flower arranging class on Friday, February 24, 10am; pre-registration required for class. Please register in advance to submit an arrangement by calling 508.869.6111 x101.

Featuring fun and educational activities for children of all ages – and anyone young at heart – during February school vacation week. Please view here for February vacation activities.

Saturday, February 25, 5–7pm: Artist Reception for the exhibit Thaw: Photography by Jenine Shereos.
Saturday, February 25 and Sunday, February 26, 11am–3pm: Hands-On activities. Free with admission.
Saturday, February 25 and Sunday, February 26, 11am–3pm: What’s the Buzz about Bumble Bees? Free with admission.
Saturday, February 25, 10:00–11:30am: Science Sprouts for children ages PreK-6 accompanied by an adult. Member:  $12 per session, Nonmember: $25 per session, includes cost of admission per child and adult. Pre-registration required.
Saturday, February 25, 1pm–2pm: Reception for the floral designing families. Followed by an award ceremony at 2pm, such as Kids’ Choice awards.
Sunday, February 26, 1–2:30pm: The Life and Gardens of Beatrix Farrand: Documentary Film Screening followed by Q & A with Filmmaker. Member $5, Non-member $20, click to register.
Saturday, February 25 and Sunday, February 26, 10am–5pm: Scavenger Hunts for kids. Free with admission.
Saturday, February 25 and Sunday, February 26, 10am–5pm: Drop-in Flower arranging station for kids. Free with admission.
Sunday, February 26, 2–3:30pm: Garden Tours. Meet at the Master Plan map at 2pm.


MARCH 4, 10am–5pm and MARCH 5, 10am–4pm
188th Annual Camellia Show

Don’t miss the Massachusetts Camellia Society’s 188th Annual Show of amazing blooms. View the diversity of camellia varieties blooms and camellia plants on display.

Saturday, March 4, 10–11:30am: Micro Macro – using microscopes students will study small objects and create large scale paintings. Ages 10+. Member: $20, Nonmember: $30 includes cost of admission for child, fee includes all materials and is per child. Pre-registration required.
Saturday, March 4 and Sunday, March 5, 11am–3pm: Hands-On activities. Free with admission.
Saturday, March 4, 2–3pm: Camellias Past & Present – A basic introduction to camellia care and history. Free with admission.
Sundays, March 5 & 12, 10am-4pm: Camellias in Color: Choose Your Medium! Member $130, Non-member $145.  Pre-registration required.
Sunday, March 5, 1–2:30pm: Explore the World in a Cup of Tea – Tea Tasting and More. Member $20, Non-member $35.  Pre-registration required.
Sunday, March 5, 1–2pm: Family Winter Tree ID Walk. 15/family, Nonmember: $25/family plus cost of admission, pre-registration required.