GARDENS AND NATURE

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Skill Level:    A = All Levels      B = Beginner     I = Intermediate/Advanced        

Saturday, March 28, 2020, 1:00 PM-2:00 PM
Included with Admission
Discuss this years nonfiction pick and make an upcycled home compost bin.
Saturday, March 28, 2020, 2:00 PM-3:30 PM
$15 Member; $18 Non-Member
Instructor: Margaret Roach

A Way to Garden blogger and author Margaret Roach shares what she has learned over decades to teach you to create a garden that makes birds right at home.

Sunday, March 29, 2020, 1:30 PM-3:30 PM
$20 Member; $25 Non-Member per lecture
Learn more about the plant that has been making news and sparking change across the country. In each lecture, experts will cover a different topic related to cannabis, as well as its connection to people throughout history. Topics include ethnobotany, evolution, horticulture, taxonomy and genetics, and hemp. Join us for one lecture or all.
Thursday, April 02, 2020, 6:30 PM-8:30 PM
$15 Member; $20 Non-Member
Instructor: Matt Mattus

Horticulturalist and Worcester author Matt Mattus offers expert advice and guidelines on growing many of today’s favorite flowers in his latest book Mastering the Art of Flower Gardening. Join us for a book talk and signing. Books will be available in our Garden Shop.

Saturday, April 04, 2020, 9:30 AM-12:30 PM
$42 Member; $56 Non-Member
Instructor: Michael Wojtech

In this indoor/outdoor program, discover growing trees across days, weeks, seasons, and years and over varying scales, from the intricate details of buds, flowers, leaves, and bark to the collaborative role of trees in ecosystems.

Saturday, April 04, 2020, 10:00 AM-4:00 PM
Included with Admission
Enjoy the first breath of spring at this fun family day with drop-in activities, crafts and curated opportunities to explore the early spring flowers.

All Day Activities

Book Sale in Library
Watercolor in the Garden
Kite Flying
Vendors
Fairy Tribe Face Painting
Cheshire Garden, Homemade preserves, mustards, & pies

Timed Activities

10am to 4pm Family Craft
10am to 4pm Exploration Station
10:30am Storytime
10:30am to 12pm Birding for Beginners – Paid Program, Pre-Registration Required
11 to 11:30am Family Sing-A-Long and Parade
1 to 2pm Drop-In Best Nest Creations
2:30 to 3pm Family Sing-A-Long and Parade
2 to 3pm Guided Garden Tour

Sunday, April 05, 2020, 1:30 PM-3:30 PM
$20 Member; $25 Non-Member per lecture
Learn more about the plant that has been making news and sparking change across the country. In each lecture, experts will cover a different topic related to cannabis, as well as its connection to people throughout history. Topics include ethnobotany, evolution, horticulture, taxonomy and genetics, and hemp. Join us for one lecture or all.
Tuesday, April 07, 2020, 5:30 PM-7:00 PM
Jaques Avenue Orchard, 9 Jaques Avenue, Worcester, MA
$25 Member; $30 Non-Member
Instructor: April Daley

Join us in the field to learn how to prune your fruit trees for optimal health.

Thursday, April 09, 2020, 2:00 PM-4:00 PM
Regular Admission
The public is welcome to a post-show orchid sale from 2 to 4 p.m. on Thursday, April 9, at Tower Hill Botanic Garden. Most of the orchids seen during the Orchid Show will be available for sale, including: Dendrobium, Phalaenopsis, Miltonia, Paphiopedilum, and much more. Ferns, philodendrons, bromeliads, and airplants will also be available. Easy to follow care sheets will be available upon request. Staff expect the plants to sell fast and they are available on a first come, first served basis.
Thursday, April 09, 2020, 6:30 PM-8:30 PM
$15 Member; $20 Non-Member
Instructor: Dave Sackett, President of The New England Carnivorous Plant Society

Are you interested in pitcher plants, Venus fly traps, and sundews, but unsure how to care for one at home? Come learn carnivorous plant care techniques from the president and members of the New England Carnivorous plant society.

Saturday, April 11, 2020, 11:30 AM-2:00 PM
Included with Admission
Expert growers will sell tubers and answer questions. Learn how to plant dahlias, watch them grow over the summer, and bring your blooms to the Dahlia Show, September 26-27.
Saturday, April 25, 2020, 10:00 AM-5:00 PM
Included with Admission
Many unusual varieties of African violets will be on display and available for sale.
Saturday, April 25, 2020, 10:00 AM-4:00 PM
Included with Admission
Join us for the opening of Uprooted and explore Tower Hill’s grounds like never before. Enjoy nature inspired sculptures, drop-in programs, the family exploration station, guided tours, and meet the artist, W. Gary Smith!
Saturday, April 25, 2020, 1:00 PM-2:00 PM
Included with Admission
Author, artist, and landscape architect W. Gary Smith will talk about Uprooted, a nature inspired exhibition at Tower Hill Botanic Garden.
Sunday, April 26, 2020, 10:00 AM-4:00 PM
Included with Admission
Many unusual varieties of African violets will be on display and available for sale.
Friday, May 01, 2020, 7:00 PM-9:00 PM
Member: $8 Child, $15 Adult; Non-Member: $14 Child, $20 Adult
Join members of the Aldrich Astronomy Association to learn how to locate star clusters and nebulae in the night sky. Practice your skills in the garden with telescopes and guided star-gazing.
Saturday, May 02, 2020, 10:00 AM-2:00 PM
$65 Member $79 Non-Member
Instructor: Jim Baker

Explore the ins and outs of dry stone wall construction from an experienced craftsman in this two-part class.

Saturday, May 02, 2020, 10:15 AM-12:15 PM
Included with Admission
Take advantage of spring to write and discuss your work with other writers in Tower Hill’s gardens.
Saturday, May 02, 2020, 1:00 PM-5:00 PM
Included with Admission
See top daffodil specimens on display and take a stroll down to the field of daffodils.
Sunday, May 03, 2020, 10:00 AM-4:00 PM
Included with Admission
See top daffodil specimens on display and take a stroll down to the field of daffodils.

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