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


We thank all the Families for participating on the fourth weekend of Winter in Bloom.


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: Lecture on Camellias– A basic introduction to camellia care and history. Free with admission.
Sunday, March 5 & 12, 10am–4pm: Camellias in Color: Choose Your Medium! Member $130, Non-member $145.  Pre-registration required.
Sunday, March 5, 11am–3pm:  What’s the Buzz about Bumblebees? Learn about bumblebee conservation at this educational display. Free with Admission.
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.