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.


Kinetic Concert
Spend an evening in the garden during select Free After Three Thursdays listening to live music from great local artists.
8/29, 7–8pm: The Dwayne Haggins Band

Monthly Event Schedule

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



  • 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.


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.


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.

Picnic Guidelines
Small groups may enjoy a picnic on the lawns or at a table, but no barbecuing, alcohol, or outside catering, please. Large groups can coordinate a lunch with one of our preferred caterers by contacting our Private Events department. Carry out what you carry in, including trash.

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.