Tower Hill Opens 

See below for our reopening timeline and new safety protocols.  Tickets are now available for Tower Hill Members OnlyTower Hill members have been sent an email from Tower Hill with more information. Tickets will be available to the public beginning June 3.

Tickets Available for Tower Hill Members

PLAN YOUR VISIT WITH TIMED TICKETS

The Garden is opening soon!

We are excited to begin reopening Tower Hill Botanic Garden’s 171-acre property on a limited basis beginning June 1 for Tower Hill members and June 8 for the general public.

In response to recommendations from public health officials and to facilitate safe social distancing, we will be limiting the number of visitors allowed on the property and requiring all visitors to wear a mask.

  • Entry tickets must be reserved online in advance. In order to facilitate social distancing, a limited number of visitors will be allowed on the property each day. You must register all visitors, including children. Visitors arriving without a reserved ticket will be asked to leave the property. Reservations for each day will close at 8pm the evening before.
  • Tickets will be released on a rolling basis. Tickets will be available for members beginning May 29th and for the public the following week. In the future, check back each Friday to see available dates for the coming weeks.
  • Tickets will be available in one-and-a-half hour arrival blocks. You may arrive at any time during that arrival window and stay until the garden closes.

The health and safety of our visitors, volunteers, and staff are our first priorities. Learn more about changes we have implemented as required by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and public health officials. As recommendations from public health officials change, our ticketing guidelines may also change. Please check back for updates.

  • If you are sick, please stay home.
  • Masks or face coverings are required for all visitors over the age of 2 who are able throughout Tower Hill property.
  • Stay six feet from visitors not in your household. Make room for others to pass when possible.
  • The Visitor Center is closed at this time, including Farmer & the Fork Café, Garden Shop, and Library. All plants from our two conservatories have been moved outside to their summer homes.
  • Indoor restrooms are available near the Limonaia. These restrooms are being cleaned in accordance with CDC and state guidelines. Please be prepared to physically distance while you wait in line.
  • Due to public health guidelines, we are unable to offer drinking water on site. Please bring your own.
  • Picnics are permitted in grassy areas, but we do ask that you take any trash with you. Due to public health restrictions we have removed most chairs throughout the property.
  • The Garden cannot loan wheelchairs to visitors at this time.

The health and safety of our visitors, volunteers, and staff are our first priorities. Learn more about changes we have implemented as required by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and public health officials. As recommendations from public health officials change, our ticketing guidelines may also change. Please check back for updates.

Open Daily, 10am–5pm. Tickets must be reserved online in advance and you must choose a date and time block during which you would like to arrive. All visitors without a ticket will be asked to leave the property.

At this time, only our outdoor gardens and trails are accessible to visitors. The Visitor Center is closed. We look forward to opening parts of the Visitor Center as the Massachusetts Reopening Plan phases allow.

For the safety of our guests, Tower Hill may close due to severe weather. Please check the website, Facebook and Twitter or call 508.869.6111 for updates.

General Admission Rates for our outdoor gardens and trails:

Members: FREE (must reserve ticket)
Adults: $10
Seniors (65+): $7
Youth (6–18): $4
Children 5 and Under: Free
Dogs: $4 (Learn more about dog walking at Tower Hill.)

Click Here To Reserve Tickets

Important Admission Information:

  • All visitors must reserve a ticket before visiting the garden. Anyone arriving without a ticket will be asked to leave the property. Please plan accordingly.
  • The admissions process will be touchless. When you drive onto the property, please keep your car windows rolled up. You will be asked to show your ticket, either printed or on your phone, to our admission staff through your car window.
  • All members of your party must arrive together in one car or you must distribute tickets before arriving at Tower Hill. We do not have a place for parties to gather outside the gate.

Members receive free general admission to Tower Hill Botanic Garden and discounted special event admission. Purchase or renew your membership when you reserve your tickets for instant access to your free member tickets. You may also call 508-869-6111 on or before the date of your visit to deduct the price of your admission from your membership. Learn more about our membership levels now!

Due to the limited amenities available at this time, Tower Hill is offering discounted admissions rates for all visitors and therefore many of our discount programs have been suspended at this time.

Tower Hill Members: As a thank you for maintaining your membership through these tough times, for a limited time, THBG members may reserve up to six (6) free admission tickets per visit regardless of membership level. Additional tickets may be purchased at full price. To reserve your tickets you will need to use the email address associated with your membership in our records AND the member number printed below the barcode on your membership card.  Click here to find your member number and email address.

Information about EBT and Boyslton Resident discounts will be available soon.

We regret that discounts typically available through the American Horticultural Society Reciprocal Admission Program, local libraries, MTA, WBUR, Big Brothers Big Sisters, Wachusett Mountain, and others will not be available for the time being.

To best enjoy your visit to our Gardens, we encourage you to:

You may do the following during your visit:

  • Take photos! Photography Policy
  • Picnic on our lawns throughout the formal gardens. Please plan to take your trash with you as you leave.
  • Bring your dog to walk on our woodland trails.
  • Please be considerate when using your cell phone.

Please refrain from the following during your visit:

  • Straying from the paths and disobeying posted signage and safety barricades.
  • Sunbathing (shirts and shoes required at all times).
  • Climbing trees, picking plants and flowers, walking into our fountains or water features.
  • Feeding wildlife.
  • Releasing plants, seeds or creatures, including butterflies, at Tower Hill Botanic Garden. To learn why this is important, please see Xerces Society butterfly release policy.

The following items are prohibited in the Gardens:

  • Smoking, e-cigarettes, vaping, and any illegal substances.
  • Small group picnicking is allowed, but no barbecuing, outside alcohol, or outside catering. Carry out what you carry in, including trash.
  • Pets, except service animals and dogs being walked on our woodland trails.
  • Toys that can cause damage to the plant collection and wildlife, such as balloons.
  • Radios, musical instruments, and equipment for active sports (balls, Frisbees, kites, scooters, and bikes).
  • Drones.

Tower Hill Botanic Garden is committed to accessibility for all visitors and has been designated an UP Organization by the Massachusetts Cultural Council.

The Stoddard Education & Visitors Center, the Orangerie, the Limonaia, the Court: A Garden Within Reach, the Lawn Garden, the Winter Garden, the Reading Garden, the Entry Garden, the Secret Garden, and the Systematic Garden are wheelchair accessible.  Learn more about these spaces.

Please note that per the state reopening guidelines, the Stoddard Education & Visitors Center is not open to the public at this time, limited bathrooms are available, and many seating areas throughout the gardens have been removed. We have made every effort to allow access to the formal gardens listed above. 

Parking for visitors with mobility challenges is available near the Visitor Center.

Service animals are welcome at Tower Hill at all times.

Access questions? Call us 508.869.6111 x110 for more information.

Tower Hill Botanic Garden is located in Central Massachusetts, about 10 miles northeast of Worcester.

For directions to Tower Hill please use 11 French Drive, Boylston, MA in your GPS or please visit Google Maps.

How Many Miles to Tower Hill

Worcester, MA – 10 miles
Boston, MA – 47 miles
Springfield, MA – 63 miles
Providence, RI – 50 miles
Nashua, NH – 46 miles
Hartford, CT – 72 miles
New York City, NY – 189 miles

Parking

Free parking is available on Tower Hill property. Visitors are asked to not park along French Drive.

Ride Share

Ride Share services such as Uber and Lyft are available in the area.

Public Transportation from Boston

Take Commuter Rail from South Station or Back Bay Station to Westborough, North Grafton or Worcester (Union Station). Transportation via cab or ride share to Tower Hill Botanic Garden is available from any of these stations.

Dogs are welcome at Tower Hill except during Night Lights. There is no charge for dogs are who enrolled in our  Tails ‘n Trails membership. The admission fee for non-member dogs is $4. All dogs must be on leashes and kept on the woodland trails (see map). Please view other guidelines here. Service dogs are welcome throughout the property.

PHOTOGRAPHY RELEASE
During your visit you may be filmed, videotaped, and/or photographed by an employee or contract photographer. Your admission serves as permission for the use of your image by the Tower Hill Botanic Garden and its constituents.

THANKS TO OUR SUPPORTERS

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