Tower Hill Botanic Garden receives grant from Mass Cultural Council

Lt. Gov. Karyn Polito and Mass Cultural Council Executive Director Anita Walker at Tower Hill.

Tower Hill Botanic Garden is pleased to announce it has received a Cultural Facilities Fund Grant from the Massachusetts Cultural Council. The $92,000 grant will be used for hardscape improvements and pergola repairs at Tower Hill.

“These repairs will allow us to have better ADA accessibility to our garden spaces and will help us welcome a more diverse group of visitors to Tower Hill to learn about plants,” said Tower Hill CEO Grace Elton. “Our mission is to connect people and plants and I can’t thank the MCC and Governor Charlie Baker enough for continuing to support our efforts.”

Arbor at Tower Hill’s Lawn Garden.

Repairs to pathways in the Entry Court, outside the Visitors Center, and near the Orangerie, which have experienced the annual wear and tear of New England weather, will increase accessibility in those areas, as a focus on inclusivity is part of the organization’s Strategic Plan and everyday efforts to create a garden for all. The funds will also help the garden restore its iconic pergolas that flank the entry into the Secret Garden, which is the site of over 55 weddings annually.

Tower Hill has received grants from the Massachusetts Cultural Council in 2007, 2011, and 2017.

Grant ceremony at Tower Hill Botanic Garden.

The Mass Cultural Council is a state agency that promotes excellence, inclusion, education, and diversity in the arts, humanities, and sciences to foster a rich cultural life for all Massachusetts residents and contributes to the vitality of our communities and economy.