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It takes a village to grow food for good


CEO Grace Elton with volunteers in the Vegetable Garden. Photo by Dawn Davies Tower Hill Botanic Garden was the fortunate recipient this year of funding through the Urban Agriculture Resilience Program in support of our efforts to grow fresh produce for area food banks. The Urban Agriculture Resilience Program is a joint initiative of the American Public Gardens Association [...]

It takes a village to grow food for good2020-08-07T20:06:01+00:00

Enjoy Colorful Blooms in the Systematic Garden


This summer visitors will notice some updates in the Systematic Garden meant to bring more color to the space. Our horticulture team has been working hard this spring to reimagine planting beds in this garden to offer new and inviting visuals for guests to be inspired by. Returning visitors may recognize the planters used to [...]

Enjoy Colorful Blooms in the Systematic Garden2020-06-22T16:54:38+00:00

Spring Lawn Garden Improvements


By Robert Burgess Senior Communications Manager Despite dealing with the hardships of COVID-19, this spring the Horticulture Team was able to make many improvements in the Lawn Garden. Some guests will notice as new plants grow into their new spaces and others changes will blend in indiscernible even to staff, volunteers, and regular visitors. Guests [...]

Spring Lawn Garden Improvements2020-06-19T17:58:51+00:00

Recognizing the Importance of Juneteenth


Today we celebrate Juneteenth, which commemorates freedom in the United States of America. Cookouts and festivals may have been canceled this year, but the spirit of Juneteenth remains, including calling to attention the life of George Washington Carver. Carver (1860s-1943) was born enslaved and later developed forms of sustainable farming to assist sharecroppers and other [...]

Recognizing the Importance of Juneteenth2020-06-18T20:11:33+00:00

Construction Will Ease Entry to Gardens


Mark Richardson Horticulture Director   July 14 UPDATE: The following post has been updated to reflect plans for temporary garden access and to outline guest entry experience impacts during construction. Construction is presently scheduled to begin July 20. At that time, the entry ramp to the Lawn Garden and Stoddard Visitor and Education Center [...]

Construction Will Ease Entry to Gardens2020-07-21T15:53:53+00:00

Wonders of Nature: Get Your Head Into the Clouds


Clouds in the sky above the Secret Garden at Tower Hill. Hannah Brier Youth Education Intern  We see clouds floating in the sky above us nearly every day. Sometimes clouds are white and puffy or sometimes they are dark and can block out the sun, covering the entire sky. Seeing these different kinds of clouds can mean different kinds of [...]

Wonders of Nature: Get Your Head Into the Clouds2020-06-16T18:48:44+00:00