GROUP TOURS AND VISITS

Tower Hill Tours
Enhance your visit to Tower Hill and explore seasonal garden highlights with one of our exclusive tours. Your group will enjoy visiting Tower Hill in every season as each month offers a different experience in the Gardens. Please choose one of our tour options below. Groups of ten or more people receive 10% off general admission.

Drop-in Tours
Join a regularly scheduled 45 minute drop-in guided Garden tour with one of our knowledgeable docents.
Cost:
Included with Admission
Availability: Saturdays and Sundays, 2-2:45pm; available on a first come first serve basis

Docent Walking Tour
Join one of our knowledgeable docents on an informative 45 minute private tour.
Cost: Cost of admission plus our group tour fee (Group tour fee: $100 for up to 15 visitors; $150 for up to 30 visitors; $200 for up to 40 visitors)
Availability: Book in advance during regular Garden hours

Docent Golf Cart Tour
Join one of our knowledgeable docents for an intimate and informative tour. Your docent will drive the golf cart while you sit back and enjoy the scenery! Please allow at least two weeks advanced notice for your visit. We do request payment one week in advance of your visit. Tours are held rain or shine. We will happily reschedule your tour, however refunds are not available.
Cost: Member $150, Non-member Cost of admission +$150
Length: 1 hour 
Capacity: Our golf cart can accommodate up to 5 visitors
Available: During regular Garden hours upon prior arrangement
Booking: Please book in advance

Director’s Golf Cart Tour
Join Director of Horticulture, Mark Richardson on a truly unique one and a half hour, behind-the-scenes, tour chock full of horticultural information and tips. You will explore the formal gardens, The Inner Park, The Wildlife Garden, and moss steps. Mark will discuss the plant collections, answer your burning horticultural questions, and teach you how to choose the best plants for your garden.
Cost: Member $300; Non-member $300 plus the cost of admission
Availability: Our golf cart can accommodate up to 5 people and tours are available to book in advance on weekdays only

Self-Guided Visit
Bring your group to Tower Hill and use our colorful Garden maps and signage to tour our gorgeous conservatories and grounds on your own.
Cost: Cost of admission
Availability: During regular Garden hours upon prior arrangement

Enhance your Tower Hill group visit with a hands-on program!
Led by our Tower Hill staff
Whether you’re coming as part of a team building experience, garden group, birthday party or council on aging tour you can enhance your visit by adding one of our staff led programs to your itinerary. Please contact Suzanne Hauerstein, Group Tour Coordinator via email: shauerstein@towerhillbg.orgor phone: (508)869-6111 x175.

Design a low-maintenance terrarium embellished with sand, stones, and other decorative items, while learning about succulents and their care. The 4.8-inch diameter glass bowl is ideal for a sunny windowsill or tabletop.

$150 for up to 15 participants; plus group rate admission. Materials included.
$10 each additional guest over 15 up to 20.
Length: 1 hour

Fresh herbs, leaves, and inks will be used to create botanical printed artwork or notecards.

$150 for up to 15 participants; plus group rate admission. Materials included.
$10 each additional guest over 15 up to 20.
Length: 1.5 hours

Hand-sew a soft cover book and learn artists’ drawing and painting techniques for journal keeping.

$150 for up to 15 participants; plus group rate admission. Materials included.
$10 each additional guest over 15 up to 20.
Length: 1.5 hours

Learn how to identify native trees with or without their leaves. Hands-on practice outdoors can be incorporated when appropriate.

$100 for up to 15 participants; plus group rate admission.
$10 each additional guest over 15 up to 20.
Length: 1 hour

Learn the fundamentals of pruning woody plants, from tools to techniques.

$100 for up to 15 participants; plus group rate admission.
$10 each additional guest over 15 up to 20.
Length: 1 hour

How to Book
To book a tour or self-guided visit please fill out the Group Reservation form. Have questions? Contact Suzanne Hauerstein, Coordinator of Volunteer and Intern Services by phone 508-869-6111 x175, or by email at shauerstein@towerhillbg.org.Please book at least two weeks advanced or one month in advance for golf cart tours. Payment must be made one week in advance of your visit.

Boxed Lunches
Cost:
$16 per person
Availability: During regular Tower Hill hours. Please order three days or more in advance of your visit.
Contact: Morgan Bennes, Café Supervisor at Farmer and the Fork Café café@towerhillbg.org
To order your boxed lunches please fill out the boxed lunch menu form.

Fee-Based Class Visits
Fee-based classes (non-Tower Hill classes charging a fee) seeking to visit the Garden will be charged a rental fee and must be submitted in advance to the Private Events Department for approval by Tower Hill Botanic Garden.

Policies
Tours are held rain or shine. In the event of inclement weather we will reschedule your tour, however tour refunds are not available.

Best Time to Visit
In spring enjoy warm weather and thousands of beautiful blooming bulbs including tender perennials daffodils, and tulips. In the summertime enjoy our collection of lilies, daylilies, vegetable garden, and more. The fall welcomes colorful New England foliage outside and vibrant conservatories inside. In the winter get out of the cold and enjoy out subtropical conservatories featuring citrus tree collections. In every season you can enjoy a plethora of seasonally interesting plants, trees, foliage and miles of walkable, wooded trails! Get a taste for what you will see in our garden gallery.