9 things to do during a December lunchtime visit to Tower Hill Botanic Garden

Are you looking for a nice December lunchtime outing? Tower Hill Botanic Garden has you covered.

Tickets aren’t needed from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Wednesdays through Sundays; just pay regular admission at our entry shed when you arrive. Daytime admissions also cost less than the nighttime experience which tends to sell out quickly.

Here are nine things you can do during a daytime visit…

1 Admire our holiday houseplant tree. This vertical garden is made of hundreds of bromeliads and dozens of orchids.

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2 Check out or model train running through an alpine forest of real trees and handmade woodland homes.

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3 Enjoy lunch at Farmer and the Fork cafe where delicious, seasonal light fare by our fireplace will satisfy your winter cravings.

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4 Stop by our library to see our story den, based on the children’s book The Mitten. Can you match the scat with the correct woodland creature?

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5 Browse our Garden Shop for one-of-a-kind gifts for everyone on your holiday list. All purchases support our nonprofit’s four season operations.

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6 Revel in the blooms and citrus fruits in our two large greenhouse conservatories, which are the perfect spot to sit with an after lunch coffee and cider donut.

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7 Crawl into our extra large bee hive in our pollinator room where butterflies and bees are the stars of the show.

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8 Take a brisk walk throughout the gardens. Look for views of Wachusett Reservoir. Observe the wildlife scampering around in early winter. Beauty abounds outdoors even at this time of year.

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9 Looks closely for nature-themed, hand-made ornaments throughout our Visitors Center. You may find some ideas to try at home!

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Bonus: If you’re visiting with children, keep in mind we also offer story time on Thursdays or Sundays and drop in crafts on Fridays and Saturdays.

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