Free After Three Thursdays 2019-06-13T18:22:37+00:00

FREE AFTER THREE THURSDAYS
JUNE–AUGUST, 2019
3–9 pm

Tower Hill Botanic Garden will offer free admission 3–9 pm on Thursdays throughout June, July, and August (Rain or Shine). Tower Hill will remain open on Thursday, July 4. Explore the gardens, enjoy hands-on activities, hike our woodlands, enjoy our Beer Garden, bring a picnic or dine at our cafe, watch the sunset over the Wachusett Reservoir, and much more.

WHAT TO DO

Kinetic Concerts
Spend an evening in the garden during select Free After Three Thursdays listening to live music from great local artists.
6/27, 7–8pm: Kate Redgate
7/18, 7–8pm: The Rafters
8/1, 7–8pm: Mustard’s Retreat
8/29, 7–8pm: The Dwayne Haggins Band

Monthly Event Schedule

6/6, 6-7:15pm, Yoga in the Garden
6/13, 5:30-6:20pm, Pure Barre Northborough Pop-up Class
6/13, 6-7:15pm, Yoga in the Garden
6/20, 6-7:15pm, Yoga in the Garden
6/20, 6:30-8:30, Herbal Infusions
6/20, 7-8:30pm, Making a Garden for Birds
6/27, 6-7:15pm, Yoga in the Garden
6/27, 7-8pm, Kinetic Concert by Kate Redgate
6/27, 8-9pm, Family Firefly Walk (All ages)

7/11, 6-7:15pm, Yoga in the Garden
7/11, 8-9pm, Family Firefly Walk (All ages)
7/18, 7-8pm, Aeroponics & Plants in Space
7/18, 7-8pm, Kinetic Concert by The Rafters
7/18, 8-9pm, Family Firefly Walk (All ages)
7/25, 6-7:15pm, Yoga in the Garden
7/25, 8-9pm, Family Firefly Walk (All ages)

8/1, 6:30-8:30pm, Ancient Grains and Garden Meals
8/1, 7-8pm, Kinetic Concert by Mustards Retreat
8/1, 9-10pm, Mothing at Tower Hill (All Ages)
8/8, 3:30-4:30pm, Vegetable Garden Tour
8/8, 6-7:15pm, Yoga in the Garden
8/15, 6-7pm, “The 5 C’s”- Talk and Book Signing
8/15, 6-7:15pm, Yoga in the Garden
8/22, 6-9pm, Hop Varieties in Homebrews and Craft Ales
8/22, 6-7:15pm, Yoga in the Garden
8/29, 3-9pm, Pride Celebration
8/29, 6-7:15pm, Yoga in the Garden
8/29, 7-8pm, Kinetic Concert by The Dwayne Haggins Band

WHAT TO SEE

Exhibits

  • Winds, Waves and Light: An unconventional exhibition featuring large-scale, stainless steel sculptures that move and change with the wind. View the sculptures and learn more about their connections to art, science, and nature. An artist and engineer, George Sherwood creates kinetic sculptures that evoke shimmering leaves, flocks of birds, schools of fish, and waves of light and water. On view until October 14.
  • Honoring Tree – The Photography of Tony King:  An art exhibition celebrating the work of Tony King. On view May 14 – July 7.

Tower Hill Botanic Garden will offer free admission 3–9 pm on Thursdays throughout June, July, and August (Rain or Shine). Tower Hill will remain open on Thursday, July 4. Explore the gardens, enjoy hands-on activities, hike our woodlands, enjoy our Beer Garden, bring a picnic or dine at our cafe, watch the sunset over the Wachusett Reservoir, and much more.

WHAT TO EAT

Beer Garden
3pm–8:30pm, last call at 8pm.
Featuring a rotating selection of seasonal and local draft beer and snacks/small plates to enjoy on the grounds including Wicked Twisted pretzels with mustard sauces.

Café Fare
Food service ends at 8pm.
During Free After Three Thursdays, Farmer and The Fork Café will be running a dinner special in addition to their summer and spring seasonal menu.

WHAT TO KEEP IN MIND

Parking
Tower Hill Botanic Garden has about 230 parking spots for our guests, though we have plans to add more. More than 150,000 people visit Tower Hill each year. On peak visitation days our parking lot can reach capacity and we must close our entrance gate. If we are closed when you arrive, you might consider visiting one of these area landmarks. Please consider carpooling on your next visit or joining us during the week when parking is usually more plentiful. Please find parking updates here.

Dogs
All dogs must be on leashes and kept on the woodland trails (see map). We ask that you not leave your dog alone in the car. Please view other guidelines here. Service dogs are welcome throughout the property.