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Thanks National Grid for your support of the Worcester Tree Initiative

2019-04-19T17:18:25+00:00

Each year since Worcester Tree Initiative was formed, National Grid has been a proud sponsor and partner of the agency. Their financial assistance has provided trees for tree plantings and tree giveaways, training for the community and events that highlight the value of trees in our community. The foresters in their Forestry Division have [...]

Thanks National Grid for your support of the Worcester Tree Initiative 2019-04-19T17:18:25+00:00

You’re invited to the State of the Trees meeting

2019-04-08T14:31:29+00:00

By Ruth Seward Ten years ago Worcester began its long recovery from the Asian Longhorned Beetle (ALB) and with that mile marker in our rear view mirrors we are inviting you to a State of the Trees public forum to learn about the condition of Worcester’s trees. Join Tower Hill’s Worcester Tree Initiative, the Department of Disabilities and Human Rights, and Worcester’s [...]

You’re invited to the State of the Trees meeting 2019-04-08T14:31:29+00:00

Fruit tree pruning: Now is a good time 

2019-04-04T20:04:24+00:00

It’s that magical time of year when strong sunshine permeates the chilly air and spring promises to win over winter. Many of you will be inspired by the warmer days to take to your yards and start sprucing things up, and this is the perfect time to prune your fruit trees. The buds haven’t yet begun to open, the nights are [...]

Fruit tree pruning: Now is a good time  2019-04-04T20:04:24+00:00

7 landmarks to see near Tower Hill Botanic Garden

2019-04-04T15:51:50+00:00

*** The Old Stone Church on the Wachusett Reservoir is 2.89 miles from Tower Hill Botanic Garden, as the crow flies. Photo by johnk1 on Flickr. Here are some area activities that are fun to do in conjunction with a visit to Tower Hill. 1.8 miles from Tower Hill: The Wachusett Reservoir [...]

7 landmarks to see near Tower Hill Botanic Garden 2019-04-04T15:51:50+00:00

Jade Vine puts down roots in the Orangerie conservatory

2019-04-02T18:27:39+00:00

Strongylodon macrobotrys. Image from edenproject.com With the help of one of Tower Hill's dedicated conservatory volunteers, horticulturist Matt Tetreault and gardener Kahli Connolly removed one of the tiles from the Orangerie and planted the Strongylodon macrobotrys (Jade Vine) directly into the ground. This Philippine native of the pea family (Fabaceae) was able to [...]

Jade Vine puts down roots in the Orangerie conservatory 2019-04-02T18:27:39+00:00

Behind the scenes in George Sherwood’s studio

2019-03-30T15:03:38+00:00

Recently, artist George Sherwood invited Tower Hill Botanic Garden staff to his studio in Ipswich, Mass., to interview him about his upcoming Wind, Waves, & Light exhibit. Here's a look behind the scenes...

Behind the scenes in George Sherwood’s studio 2019-03-30T15:03:38+00:00