COVID-19 UPDATE: Tower Hill Closed Until April 6

In response to recommendations from the Massachusetts Department of Public Health, the governor’s office, and the Centers for Disease Control, Tower Hill Botanic Garden is closed until April 6. All programs are canceled until April 6 and registrants will receive refunds. Our facilities, gardens, and trails are closed to the public. All non-essential staff will stay home. We are keeping in close contact with public health officials regarding COVID-19 (the coronavirus) and will update the public if this information changes. We encourage the public to follow guidelines from the CDC while spending valuable time outdoors at their own homes.

HELLO SPRING 2020
APRIL THROUGH MAY

Celebrate the passing of winter with tens of thousands of blooming tulips, magnolias, lilacs, hyacinths, azaleas, and our spectacular field of more than 25,000 daffodils. Our bloom calendar will help you plan your visits over April and May with each stop at the garden a chance to see something new. To prepare yourself for the things you will see take a moment to look at our informative Daffodil Guide and Tulip Guide (coming soon). You won’t want to miss this special time in the gardens of Tower Hill!

Conservatories Closed May 4-May 15, 2020
Please excuse us as we move plants from the Orangerie and Limonaia to their homes for the summer season. Safety concerns prevent us from allowing guests into the conservatories during this time. All other gardens and trails remain open.

WHAT TO EXPECT

Each weekend of hello spring has something new and special for visitors to enjoy. For details on activities, events, programs plants shows and exhibits check out the information below.

Daily 10am–5pm

  • Self-Guided Tour (all ages)
    Learn about the spring blooms at Tower Hill through self-guided experiences.
  • Color our Collection (all ages)
    Stop in the Library and grab coloring sheets of flowers in our collection. Color them in anyway you want! Then go see if you can find the flower in the gardens.
  • Collaborative Art Project (all ages)
    Join the Tower Hill community in creating a fun art project at the garden.
  • Photo Scavenger Hunt (ages 3+)
    Try to find all the things on this special springtime scavenger hunt.

View Events Calendar for up to date schedule and possible cancellations

  • Garden Tour (all ages) Saturdays & Sundays, 2pm-3pm
    Learn about the spring blooms at Tower Hill with a docent-guided tour
  • Storytime (all ages) Mondays biweekly 10:30-11am
    Join us for a half hour of stories about plants, animals, the seasons and more!
  • Little Seedlings (ages 3 & under) First Tuesdays 10:30-11:30am
    Exploring the gardens in spring using our senses of sight, smell, hearing and touch.
  • Garden Discoveries (ages 3-5) Wednesdays 10:30-11:30am
    Join us for a story, craft, and short guided walk in the gardens and along the trails. Each week we will explore a different seasonally appropriate theme.

EVENT & PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS

See our events calendar for listings of all spring programs!

Uprooted: Land Art by W. Gary Smith
April 25, 2020-February 28, 2021
This nature-inspired exhibition imagined by author, artist, and landscape architect W. Gary Smith features stunning sculptures among the landscape of Tower Hill. Made from natural materials collected at the Garden, this exhibit celebrates the connections between people and nature, combining art and horticulture to explore ecological design and artistic abstraction. Join us throughout the year for events, tours, drop-in activities, and more as we explore different ways to connect with the land through art.

NESBA Spring Bloom Illustrations
Date TBD
The New England Society of Botanic Artist will have spring bloom artwork on display in the Milton Gallery. Come see these beautiful designs and enjoy the colors of spring in a different way. Artwork will be for sale.

Spring Events are Subject to Change

Launch into Spring
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.
April 4, 10AM-4PM

New England Dahlia Society Tuber Sale
Expert growers will sell tubers and answer questions. Learn how to plant dahlias and bring your summer harvest to the Dahlia Show on September 26-27.
Exploring a rescheduled date.

Flower Power Youth Vacation Week
Get your groove on this April break and learn about the power of Nature. Celebrate Mother Earth in our themed activity room, and join us for workshops, activities, sing-alongs and more!
April 18-23, 10AM-5PM
*Check the event calendar for registration-based programs

Weekend of Peace, Love and Flowers
Flower Crowns, peace signs, and colorful blooms abound at our 60s and 70s themed weekend. You are encouraged to come dressed in your vintage attire or buy something from our pop-up shop. Celebrate peace, love and the power of flowers around us with crafts, art, activities music, vendors, beer, wine and more!
May 16 and 17 10AM-4PM

 

Spring Plant Shows are Subject to Change

All plant shows are included with admission

Bay State African Violet Society Show and Sale
Bask in hundreds of blooming African violets in a variety of displays, including many unusual African violets available for sale.
Exploring a rescheduled date.

Seven States Daffodil Show
Delight in displays of variety of daffodils and get tips for growing your own beautiful bulb.
May 2, 1PM-5PM & May 3, 10AM-4PM

MA Chapter of the American Rhododendron Society Show and Sale
Come for the blooms and stay for the expert advice on how to maintain your own Rhododendron plants.
May 23, 12PM-5PM & May 24, 10AM-4PM

SPRING BLOOMS

Enjoy a slide of spring blooms at Tower Hill. Please click on the images to view their names.


Please note that Tower Hill’s parking capacity is limited due to construction. Carpooling is always encouraged, especially on high volume days and weekends. If our gates are closed when you arrive, you might consider visiting one of these area landmarks. 

Please find parking and weather updates here.