Veterans and active military are free on Memorial Day at Tower Hill Botanic Garden

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Tower Hill Botanic Garden CEO Grace Elton is pleased to announce that veterans and military personnel will receive free admission this Memorial Day.

A valid military ID grants entry to the 132 acre property located in Boylston, just 10 miles from downtown Worcester, on Monday, May 29. Up to five family members will receive 20 percent off their entry fee on Memorial Day.

“This is our small way of saying thanks to the men and women who have served and are serving our country, as well as their families,” said Elton. “It is because of you that we are able to share the joy of public gardens and our own backyard gardens.”

Visitors on Memorial Day can enjoy the spring blooms of the gardens, hikes through the surrounding woodlands, the fully accessible Garden Within Reach, views of Mt. Wachusett, art exhibits, the Garden Shop, Twigs Cafe, the Wild Rumpus Stickwork Exhibit by internationally renowned artist Patrick Dougherty, and more.

“Tower Hill is a place families with multiple generations can enjoy together,” said Elton. “There’s something for everyone, particularly in the spring when bird watchers, beekeepers, flower lovers, vegetable gardeners, shutterbugs, outdoor enthusiasts, and the young at heart all flock to our garden on a hill for a refreshing dose of nature.”

After Memorial Day, military personnel, veterans, and their families will receive a 20 percent discount off admission throughout 2017. Their entry fee will be $12 for adults, $8 for seniors 65 and over, and $4 for youth 6 to 18. Children 5 and under are always free.

For more information about Tower Hill, visit 0r call 508-869-6111. The garden is located at 11 French Drive in Boylston, Mass.