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Tower Hill trustee featured in the Wall Street Journal

2018-03-28T13:47:54+00:00

Pictured: Matt Mattus and his dog Fergus plant early sweet peas for cut flowers in March under cloches. Tower Hill's own Matt Mattus was recently featured in the Wall Street Journal in an article about seed starting. Matt serves on the Board of Trustees for the Worcester County Horticultural Society, which oversees Tower Hill Botanic [...]

Tower Hill trustee featured in the Wall Street Journal 2018-03-28T13:47:54+00:00

Tower Hill’s longtime horticulture director leaving the garden

2018-03-14T22:31:58+00:00

After nearly 30 years in the lead horticulture role at Tower Hill Botanic Garden, longtime director of horticulture, Joann Vieira, will be leaving the organization on March 23 to pursue new opportunities. Joann began her tenure at the garden in the spring of 1988, just two years after it opened in Boylston. She was instrumental [...]

Tower Hill’s longtime horticulture director leaving the garden 2018-03-14T22:31:58+00:00

Tower Hill leader looks forward to spring activities

2018-03-05T15:31:30+00:00

Jessica Pederson, Tower Hill Botanic Garden's director of Education and Audience Engagement, is pleased to announce a robust lineup of spring activities at the Boylston-based nonprofit. Jessica Pederson Pederson, who was hired by Tower Hill in 2017, works with staff, members, and volunteers to create a diverse range of programming, including exhibitions, interpretation, [...]

Tower Hill leader looks forward to spring activities 2018-03-05T15:31:30+00:00

Farmer and the Fork offers a new dining experience at Tower Hill

2018-04-13T15:46:51+00:00

Tower Hill Botanic Garden CEO Grace Elton is pleased to announce that Twigs Cafe is now Farmer and the Fork. Peppers Artful Events, a 30-year-old Northborough-based business specializing in fine catering throughout Central Massachusetts, is managing the dining experience at Tower Hill. Elton, along with Tower Hill leadership, spent much of last year assessing the potential of [...]

Farmer and the Fork offers a new dining experience at Tower Hill 2018-04-13T15:46:51+00:00

Seed Libraries of Massachusetts

2018-09-06T15:58:33+00:00

Berkshire Eagle photo What is a seed library? Each seed library has different rules and guidelines. But typically a library member can look through an assortment of seed packets, select the varieties he or she likes, and take them home to plant. Some seed libraries ask that you collect the seeds your [...]

Seed Libraries of Massachusetts 2018-09-06T15:58:33+00:00

Mrs. Loudon and Her Fans 

2018-02-16T21:49:39+00:00

By Kathy Bell Jane Loudon image courtesy of Wikipedia The richness of our collections is often revealed in our library's exhibits, and one of our current displays shows that particularly well.  "As Little Trouble as Possible": Jane Loudon, Botanical Artist introduces a 19th century woman whose life might well be considered remarkable in any field, and in any century. Images from The Ladies [...]

Mrs. Loudon and Her Fans  2018-02-16T21:49:39+00:00