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A super hero movie for plant geeks? Yes, please

2018-05-18T22:21:48+00:00

Photo from Simple Most dot com By Robert Burgess Tower Hill staff What do you get when you cross a plant lover and a superhero fan? A deep discussion over the resurrection of one of the most beloved characters in the Guardians Of the Galaxy blockbusters. We at Tower Hill love when [...]

A super hero movie for plant geeks? Yes, please 2018-05-18T22:21:48+00:00

Tower Hill Botanic Garden’s Master Plan receives prestigious award

2018-05-23T00:25:08+00:00

A rendering of the new entry experience at Tower Hill by Stephen Stimson Associates. The Boston Society of Landscape Architects has awarded Stephen Stimson Associates with a 2018 Honor Award for Analysis and Planning for the development of a Master Plan for Tower Hill Botanic Garden. The Master Plan is a 30 year vision for Tower [...]

Tower Hill Botanic Garden’s Master Plan receives prestigious award 2018-05-23T00:25:08+00:00

Tower Hill Botanic Garden receives grant from Mass Cultural Council

2018-06-18T15:22:09+00:00

Lt. Gov. Karyn Polito and Mass Cultural Council Executive Director Anita Walker at Tower Hill. Tower Hill Botanic Garden is pleased to announce it has received a Cultural Facilities Fund Grant from the Massachusetts Cultural Council. The $92,000 grant will be used for hardscape improvements and pergola repairs at Tower Hill. "These repairs [...]

Tower Hill Botanic Garden receives grant from Mass Cultural Council 2018-06-18T15:22:09+00:00

Behind the scenes in Tower Hill’s greenhouse

2018-04-27T14:21:37+00:00

Have you ever wondered how Tower Hill is able to sell thousands of homegrown plants at its annual Plant Sale? It all starts in March with a well thought-out plan. Our gardeners and horticulturists sow seeds in waves throughout the spring, starting with the coolest season varieties like lettuce and Swiss chard and later peppers [...]

Behind the scenes in Tower Hill’s greenhouse 2018-04-27T14:21:37+00:00

Tower Hill Botanic Garden growing in acreage

2018-07-06T21:07:32+00:00

  You may have heard that Tower Hill Botanic Garden is growing. We have more annual visitors, more members than ever before, more program participants, more social media followers, and more daffodils in our field of gold than ever before. We're also growing geographically. Founded on 132 acres in 1986 on a drumlin overlooking [...]

Tower Hill Botanic Garden growing in acreage 2018-07-06T21:07:32+00:00

Learn to grow your own fruit trees at Tower Hill Botanic Garden

2018-04-03T15:31:14+00:00

By Robert Burgess Do you have to be an expert to grow your own fruit? No, was the answer I learned during an Introduction to Home Orcharding class I took at Tower Hill Botanic Garden several years ago (and that is being held again on April 14, 2018). Robert's homegrown pears. My [...]

Learn to grow your own fruit trees at Tower Hill Botanic Garden 2018-04-03T15:31:14+00:00