Gardens and Nature 2017-02-28T19:29:34+00:00

GARDENS AND NATURE

Visit our Events Calendar for more information on the events listed below. Please click here to view our Class Policies.
Skill Level:    A = All Levels      B = Beginner     I = Intermediate/Advanced        

Tuesdays, October 02, 2018 – October 30, 2018, 6:00 PM-9:00 PM
5-Week Series: Member $120, Non-member $140 (includes learning materials)
Instructors: trained forestry and horticulture professionals

Learn the skills essential to urban and community forestry and become tree stewards in your community. Topics covered include basic pruning techniques and safety, tree identification and biology, proper tree planting and care, tree pests and diseases, tree health assessment, and urban soil challenges. To complete this program, participants must commit to at volunteering for at least 20 hours in the urban forest of Worcester or at Tower Hill Botanic Garden.

Saturday, October 27, 2018, 1:00 PM-2:00 PM
Included with admission
Presenter: Judith Tankard, author

Explore the career and gardens of Ellen Shipman. Between 1914 and 1950, Ellen Shipman designed more than 600 gardens in the United States, from Long Island’s Gold Coast to the state of Washington. Her lush, secluded formal gardens attracted a clientele that included Fords, Edisons, Astors, and du Ponts.

Sunday, October 28, 2018, 1:00 PM-2:00 PM
Member $15, Non-member $20
Instructor: Paul Maue, ASLA

Gain inspiration for ways to use water features in your own garden as landscape architect Paul Maue highlights 10 of his New England projects.

Wednesday, October 31, 2018, 10:30 AM-11:30 AM
Member: Free, Nonmember: Free with admission
Join us for a story, craft, and a short guided walk in the gardens and along the trails. Each week we will explore a different seasonally appropriate theme.

Pre-registration recommended.

Wednesday, October 31, 2018, 2:00 PM-3:00 PM
Included with Admission
On a walking tour of the garden, learn the steps Tower Hills horticulture team takes to keep winter stress and damage to a minimum.
Saturday, November 03, 2018, 10:30 AM-12:00 PM
Member Family Free, Non-member $10 per Family. Admission not included.
We’ll explore a nature theme and take a closer look at what nature has to offer on a guided walk around our mile-long loop trail.
Saturday, November 03, 2018, 2:00 PM-4:00 PM
Member $75, Non-member $90
Instructor: Joel Mullen

This ancient Japanese art is making a contemporary comeback. Learn the basics of bonsai and create your own to take home

Saturday, November 10, 2018, 1:00 PM-2:00 PM
Member $10, Non-member $20
Talk & book-signing

Presenter: Victoria Johnson, author

This lively illustrated lecture by historian Victoria Johnson features her acclaimed new book, which recounts the untold story of Hamiltonsand Burrspersonal physician, whose dream to build Americas first botanical garden inspired the young nation. Today, that garden is the home of Rockefeller Center.

Saturday, November 10, 2018, 5:00 PM-8:00 PM
Free
Join us for an early start to your holiday shopping. We have invited some of our favorite local artists and artisans who will be selling their handmade wares. Members will enjoy a double discount on their shop purchases. No admission is charged for this event, please bring a friend!
Sunday, November 11, 2018, 1:00 PM-2:00 PM
Included with Admission
Presenter: Barbara Paul Robinson, author

Barbara Paul Robinson talks about her new book detailing the vibrant stories of 18 contemporary heroes of horticulture-institution builders, plant explorers, and garden creators who have all had a major impact on the American landscape.

Wednesday, November 14, 2018, 10:30 AM-11:30 AM
Member: Free, Nonmember: Free with admission
Join us for a story, craft, and a short guided walk in the gardens and along the trails. Each week we will explore a different seasonally appropriate theme.

Pre-registration recommended.

Thursday, November 15, 2018, 10:00 AM-12:00 PM
Member $15, Non-member $25
Instructor: Derek Lirange, Worcester Tree Initiative

Learn the fundamentals of pruning techniques and tools for woody plants.

Saturday, November 17, 2018, 10:30 AM-12:00 PM
Member $18 per child; Non-member $23 per child
Discover the unique features that make succulents different from other plants and design your own miniature garden to take home.

Pre-registration recommended.

Fridays, Saturdays, November 23, 2018 – December 29, 2018, 11:30 AM-2:30 PM
Member: Free, Nonmember: Free with admission
Join us for an exciting winter-themed craft!
Saturday, November 24, 2018 – Sunday, November 25, 2018, 11:00 AM-3:00 PM
Included with Admission
The Garden Shop is celebrating our members with a weekend of double discounts on your purchases. We appreciate your generous support of Tower Hill throughout the year.
Saturday, November 24, 2018 – Sunday, November 25, 2018, 4:00 PM-10:00 PM
Advance tickets required for evening admission
The Garden Shop is celebrating our members with a weekend of double discounts on your purchases. We appreciate your generous support of Tower Hill throughout the year.
Sundays, November 25, 2018 – December 30, 2018, 11:30 AM-12:00 PM, 1:00 PM-1:30 PM
Member: Free, Nonmember: Free with admission
Join us for a half hour of winter-themed stories everyone will enjoy!
Wednesday, November 28, 2018, 11:15 AM-12:15 PM
Member: Free, Nonmember: Free with admission
Join us for a story, craft, and a short guided walk in the gardens and along the trails. Each week we will explore a different seasonally appropriate theme.

Pre-registration recommended.

Wednesday, November 28, 2018, 2:00 PM-3:00 PM
Included with Admission
Explore the variety of evergreens you can grow to make a unique holiday wreath or centerpiece and learn the best methods for harvesting.
Thursdays, November 29, 2018 – December 27, 2018, 11:30 AM-12:00 PM, 1:00 PM-1:30 PM
Member: Free, Nonmember: Free with admission
Join us for a half hour of winter-themed stories everyone will enjoy!

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Master Gardener Training Class
Massachusetts Master Gardener Association (mmga)
The 2017 MMGA Master Gardener Training Class will begin in April and run through October. For more information & registration: massmastergardeners.org.