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First Year Reflections from Tower Hill CEO Grace Elton

2018-07-11T13:37:21+00:00

Photo of Grace Elton by the Worcester Business Journal. By Grace Elton April marked my one-year anniversary at Tower Hill Botanic Garden. Leaving a job and a city that I loved and moving to New England felt like a big risk for me and my family. However, Tower Hill has a certain draw. After learning more about [...]

First Year Reflections from Tower Hill CEO Grace Elton 2018-07-11T13:37:21+00:00

The fountain of youth might flow with coffee

2018-07-03T15:54:55+00:00

By Robert Burgess Humankind has been searching for a fountain of youth for ages. A new study suggests it should be flowing with not water, but coffee. Researchers this week published an article in the journal JAMA Internal Medicine that says in a study of nearly half-a-million British adults, coffee drinkers had a slightly lower [...]

The fountain of youth might flow with coffee 2018-07-03T15:54:55+00:00

Bumblebees surprise researchers in recent study

2018-07-03T16:16:47+00:00

A bumblebee cruising around at Tower Hill. Photo by Jonathan McElvery By Robert Burgess A recent study suggests bumblebees do better where you might least expect it. According to a study published this month in Proceedings of the Royal Society B, the bumblebees being researched did better in urban settings than they [...]

Bumblebees surprise researchers in recent study 2018-07-03T16:16:47+00:00

You can help save the fireflies by joining this Citizen Science Project

2018-06-29T16:48:01+00:00

Here at Tower Hill, we love fireflies, and even host several firefly walks throughout the summer to connect visitors with these fascinating insects and the habitats they live in. But have you ever got the feeling there may be fewer fireflies today than in decades past? Now there is a way for you to help [...]

You can help save the fireflies by joining this Citizen Science Project 2018-06-29T16:48:01+00:00

Join Our October Oddities Let’s Get Growing Exhibition

2018-06-27T00:28:45+00:00

This October, get ready for the weird, wacky, and wonderful. During our October Oddities exhibition Tower Hill will be taken over by bizarre plants, from giant pumpkins to terrifying seedpods, slow down to discover nature’s oddities. Enjoy our indoor plant displays and then head outside to explore our outdoor displays and spot bizarre-looking plant parts [...]

Join Our October Oddities Let’s Get Growing Exhibition 2018-06-27T00:28:45+00:00

Tower Hill Botanic Garden property has deep history

2018-05-31T15:45:37+00:00

Tower Hill has a long history with deep roots in central Massachusetts.  We are owned and operated by the Worcester County Horticultural Society, established in 1842. This makes the Society one of the oldest active horticultural society in the United States. The Society was very active in Worcester for more than 100 years, sponsoring plant [...]

Tower Hill Botanic Garden property has deep history 2018-05-31T15:45:37+00:00