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 [...]
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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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
An example of John Sabraw's work. John Sabraw's exhibit "Renewal" is currently on display at Tower Hill Botanic Garden. Sabraw, an artist, environmental activist and Professor of Art at Ohio University, creates colorful and highly textured paintings celebrating connectivity to nature by examining chroma and structure in micro-macro relationships. These works of art utilize [...]