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 [...]
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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 [...]
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 [...]
*** 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 [...]
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 [...]
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...