Dear Members,

Tower Hill is alive and bursting with color. Spring has certainly arrived at the Garden. I hope you are able to enjoy your own brightly blooming trees and plants from your home garden.

The essential horticulture staff members are busy planting and tending to the gardens at Tower Hill. We are excited to be working at the Kinship Arbor to introduce succulents in the Systematic Garden. There will be two beds planted with hardy and non-hardy cacti and succulents.  And, at the Wildlife Refuge Pond there have been tree plantings of Quercus michauxii (swamp chestnut oak), Quercus phellos (willow oak), and two Asimina triloba (pawpaw). You can follow the progress in our gardens on Instagram @towerhillbg.

On May 14th there will be a book discussion of Last Child In the Woods: Saving Our Planet From Nature-Deficit Disorder. I hope you will join our librarian, Alena McNamara for the book discussion.

A current member benefit you can access is virtual tours of gardens across the country through the American Horticultural Society. Please enjoy these virtual gardens.

I thank you for your ongoing support. It’s because of members, like you, that we are able to continue to care for the gardens, and provide resources to you and others that connect people with plants and nature. Recently we were able to deliver daffodils from our property to workers on the frontlines fighting COVID-19 in Worcester. It was because of you, our members, that we were able to make this happen. We are proud to be part of the Worcester community. Thank you for supporting our mission and helping us achieve our goals.

Be well.

Grace C. Elton