Art Exhibits 2018-08-01T13:54:31+00:00


Native Bees by Sam Droege
July 17 – September 16 / Alice Milton Gallery
Sam Droege of the USGS Patuxent Wildlife Research Center works on a monitoring program for native bees and identification guides for North American bees. His close-up photographs of bees show these essential insects as you’ve never seen them before.

Beyond Bees by Samuel Jaffe
July 17 – September 16 / Reception Gallery

Sam Jaffe of the Caterpillar Lab exhibits his stunning caterpillar photography, providing a look at New England’s native caterpillars and capturing their unusual role in the pollination game.

Family Caterpillar Hunt (ages 6 and up)
Thursday, August 9, 5:30-6:30pm
Member $5 per adult, $3 per child; Non-member $10 per adult, $8 per child. Limit 20 people.
Join Sam Jaffe of the Caterpillar Lab on an engaging exploration of the gardens in search of caterpillars and the host plants they love.

Caterpillar Hunt
Thursday, August 16, 5-6:30pm
Member $10, Non-member $20
Where there are plants, there are caterpillars! Join caterpillar expert Sam Jaffe on a guided hunt through Tower Hill’s meadows, gardens, and forests in search of its hidden caterpillars.

Caterpillars: The Whole Story
Thursday, August 23, 6:30-7:45pm
Member $5, Non-member $20
Sam Jaffe, Director of The Caterpillar Lab, will present a photograph and video packed talk that explores backyard pollinators, plants, and the many caterpillars that are positioned at the center of it all. He will introduce a “Whole Story” perspective of natural history study and appreciation that just might make you reconsider a herbivore’s place in our cultivated environments. After his talk Sam will be happy to discuss particular host plants and habitats that can be used to attract ever more native insects to our biodiverse gardens and managed landscapes.

The Wild Rumpus Stickworks

A Stickwork Sculpture by Patrick Dougherty
Free with Admission

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Although fine art exhibitions are primarily selected and curated by invitation only, Tower Hill Botanic Garden welcomes proposals for high-quality art exhibitions to be displayed on our gallery walls. Please keep in mind the mission of Tower Hill Botanic Garden when submitting. “Tower Hill Botanic Garden strives to inspire the use and appreciation of horticulture to improve lives, enrich communities, and strengthen our commitment to the natural world.” View Tower Hill’s Fine Art Exhibits Application Guidelines here.

The Tower Hill Botanic Garden Community Art Program invites artists living or working in Central Massachusetts to submit proposals for exhibits. Exhibitions will run for four weeks and can be proposed by people from all walks of life, including but not limited to, students, artists, designers, groups, and classes. Exhibitions should be thematically curated, with a strong emphasis on plants and the natural environment. View Tower Hill’s Community Art Exhibits Application Guidelines here.