New Zacharis Shade Garden is a wonderful addition to Tower Hill

2019-10-07T20:14:50+00:00

We are very excited to share with you the new Zacharis Shade Garden. It's a place where visitors can experience the peace of Tower Hill Botanic Garden's woodlands and the inspiration of beautiful plants that thrive in conditions where full sun does not exist. The new garden was made possible by a generous gift [...]

New Zacharis Shade Garden is a wonderful addition to Tower Hill2019-10-07T20:14:50+00:00

Applying Bonsai Principles to Urban Tree Stewardship

2019-09-25T19:31:44+00:00

By Joel Mullen At the beginning of the Master Tree Stewards training program I was unsure that my horticulture background would be of any use to the team. My background is bonsai trees. I have 48 (I just counted) and have been growing them for a little over 10 years. After a few years [...]

Applying Bonsai Principles to Urban Tree Stewardship2019-09-25T19:31:44+00:00

Caring for West Boylston Street in the Rain

2019-09-19T15:10:34+00:00

By Derek Lirange The United Way’s Day of Caring is an annual event that encourages corporate and school groups to take half a day out of their week to step away from the busyness of their day to day work and help with projects in their communities. They organize thousands of people across the country [...]

Caring for West Boylston Street in the Rain2019-09-19T15:10:34+00:00

Worcester Polytechnic Institute students chip in

2019-09-12T17:11:22+00:00

By Derek Lirange Work on Worcester is Worcester Polytechnic Institute's student lead endeavor to coordinate groups of students to help with community projects in our fair city. Tower Hill’s Worcester Tree Initiative program had the pleasure of working with a group of 13 students for this year's Work on Worcester event on Saturday, Aug. 31. [...]

Worcester Polytechnic Institute students chip in2019-09-12T17:11:22+00:00

Reflecting on the impact of this summer’s Young Adult Foresters program

2019-09-05T13:42:25+00:00

By Robbie Franklin The Young Adult Foresters (YAF) program concluded this week after eight weeks of tree watering. I spent this last week reflecting on my time supervising the program as I wrapped up my final duties of the summer. Two things stuck out while thinking about the program. The first was how relevant the [...]

Reflecting on the impact of this summer’s Young Adult Foresters program2019-09-05T13:42:25+00:00

Tower Hill’s apple orchard ready for its next chapter

2020-02-13T15:32:46+00:00

Apples growing in the Frank L. Harrington Sr. Orchard By Robert Burgess BOYLSTON, Mass. — The next chapter in the story of a very special preservation apple collection begins soon. Our Frank L. Harrington Sr. Orchard, which displays the Davenport Collection of pre-20th century heirloom varieties, has reached the end of its [...]

Tower Hill’s apple orchard ready for its next chapter2020-02-13T15:32:46+00:00