While Tower Hill Botanic Garden is closed to the public for maintenance in January, members will have the opportunity to visit an array of area museums free of charge.

The Ecotarium, Worcester Historical Museum, Discovery Museum, Old Sturbridge Village, Fitchburg Art Museum, and Museum of Russian Icons will welcome for free admission any card-holding members of Tower Hill Botanic Garden throughout the month of January. Tower Hill will then invite members of those respective museums to visit our Boylston gardens in March.

In addition, Tower Hill members will receive free admission to the Worcester Art Museum during its regular hours in January, except during WAM’s special Flora in Winter 2020 exhibition on Jan. 23-26.

Tower Hill members might also enjoy visiting the Cantor Gallery at the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester where greenhouse images (including those of Tower Hill’s Orangerie) by photographer Peter Moriarty will be on display. The gallery is free of charge to explore.

Other Tower Hill member benefits apply during the month of January while Tower Hill is closed, including discounts at more than 30 nurseries and gardening businesses and reciprocal admission privileges to more than 300 gardens across North America. Our Horticultural Help Line will also be up and running in January for all your plant questions.

During January groups of adults can also take advantage of Programs by Request where for a fee Tower Hill staff come to your community to teach about plants.

Tower Hill staff look forward to reopening on Feb. 1 to welcome everyone who needs a blast of color, scent, and warmth to shake off the winter doldrums. We hope you are as excited as us about the Orchid Show, an inaugural exhibit featuring street art and orchids, which will run February and March 2020. It’s going to be an amazing new year at Tower Hill!