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ABOUT OUR GARDENS
The Apple Orchard
Flanking the entry drive, the Frank L. Harrington, Sr. Orchard displays the Davenport Collection of 119 pre-20th- century heirloom apples.
The Court: A Garden Within Reach
The Court is a universally accessible space for peace, beauty and learning for all. It features plantings chosen for their multi-sensory appeal, innovative moveable planters, raised beds and a vertical green wall. Learn more about accessibility at Tower Hill.
The Conservatories: The Limonaia and The Orangerie
Tower Hill’s Conservatories offer guests a chance to experience fragrance and lush greenery in the chilly New England late fall and winter months, from October to May. The Limonaia, or Lemon House, features Tower Hill’s collection of camellias and citrus plants; the Orangerie, an 18th-century-style greenhouse, provides a 4,000-square-foot environment of outstanding plants for winter display.
The Cottage Garden
The Cottage Garden includes a variety of trees, shrubs, bulbs, herbaceous perennials, annuals and ornamental grasses.
The Entry Garden
The E. Stanley and Alice M. Wright Entry Garden and Thomas Smith W. Robert Mill Entry Court are your portal to the Tower Hill experience.
The Field of Daffodils
A spectacular sight in the spring, Tower Hill’s signature field of 25,000 daffodils comes into technicolor in late April and early May.
The Inner Park
Enjoy the pleasures of a woodland stroll in the sprawling five-acre field of mixed hardwood trees in the landscaped Inner Park.
The Lawn Garden and the Secret Garden
Arranged around an expansive grass lawn is a collection of more than 350 species of trees and shrubs, with islands of woody and herbaceous plantings – an ideal setting for a picnic or sunny place to read. Travel down to the lowest terrace to find the Secret Garden, an enclosed oval garden with a ram’s head fountain as a focal point.
The Moss Steps
The verdant Moss Steps are modeled after those at a local private garden designed by famed landscape architect Fletcher Steele. Made from porous limestone, the stairs are an ideal substrate for the bright green carpet growth.
Stroll the formal allée of Oak trees (Quercus sp.).
The Systematic Garden
Discover plants arranged according to our current scientific understanding of evolutionary relationships. This educational garden presents 26 distinct plant families, making it a virtual encyclopedia of the plant kingdom.
The Vegetable Garden
The Vegetable Garden features an imaginative display of heirloom vegetable varieties, flowers and herbs, designed with a different theme each year.
The Wildlife Garden
This sprawling two-and-a-half acre space is a haven for birds, bats, and butterflies. A one-acre wetland and bird house offer unparalleled opportunities for bird-watching and nature observation.
Wildlife Refuge Pond
A sanctuary for native wildlife, the half-acre Wildlife Refuge Pond provides open water drinking and shelter for fish, amphibians, birds and four-legged visitors, and highlights native plants that provide habitat for wildlife.
The Winter Garden
Beautiful year round, the Winter Garden is shielded from wind and extreme temperatures to create a showcase for plants that provide interest during winter months, structurally, texturally, and aesthetically.
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