Plan Your visit 2019-02-11T21:16:07+00:00

PLAN YOUR VISIT

Tower Hill Botanic Garden features a display of the finest plants for cultivation in New England. Carefully planned gardens and collections of ornamental, edible and native plants, plus trails that enhance the natural features of this beautiful 171-acre property and a robust program and event schedule make Tower Hill a must-see destination.

In February and March, Tower Hill is open Tuesdays through Sundays, and on Presidents Day, February 18. Beginning on April 1, we will be open seven days a week excluding the month of January, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and New Year’s Eve.

Tower Hill Botanic Garden is open Tuesdays through Sundays, 10 am to 5 pm. Please note that the last admission is a half hour before closing. 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.

Farmer and the Fork: Open daily 11am-3pm when the Garden is open.

The Garden Shop: Open daily 10am-5pm when the Garden is open.

Library: Open on Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays, 10am–4pm.

Adults: $15
Seniors (65+): $10
Youth (6–18): $5
Children 5 and Under: Free
Dog Walking: $7

Entry to Farmer and the Fork Café and the Garden Shop are included with garden admission.

Members receive free general admission to Tower Hill Botanic Garden, and discounted special event admission. Deduct the price of your admission when you join as a member on the day of your visit. Learn more or join now online!

Dog Walking: Dogs are welcome at Tower Hill. There is no charge for dogs are who enrolled in our  Tails ‘n Trails membership. The admission fee for non-member dogs is $7. All dogs must be on leashes and kep on the woodland trails (see map). We ask that you not leave your dog alone in the car. Please view other guidelines here. Service dogs are welcome throughout the property.

Boylston Residents: We are happy to offer free general admission to our Boylston neighbors. However, there is a charge for ticketed special events such as Night Lights.

EBT Card to Culture: Up to four guests of any age admitted for $2 each when a Massachusetts EBT card is presented. The EBT Card to Culture is a collaboration between the Mass Cultural Council and the Executive Office of Health and Human Services’ Department of Transitional Assistance.

Military Personnel, Veterans, and Military Families: 20% off general admission year-round with a valid Military ID or Dependent ID.

Massachusetts Teachers Association: Free general admission for teachers with valid MTA card.

WBUR: Buy one get one free admission and 10% off in Garden Shop on Fridays with valid WBUR membership card.

American Horticultural Society’s Reciprocal Admission Program: Members of participating gardens receive free general admission. See AHS: RAP guidelines.

OUR LOCATION
Tower Hill Botanic Garden is located in Central Massachusetts, about 10 miles northeast of Worcester. For directions to Tower Hill from your location, please visit Google Maps.
11 French Drive, Boylston, MA 01505
Phone: 508.869.6111

DIRECTIONS TO TOWER HILL BOTANIC GARDEN
FROM BOSTON
Take the Massachusetts Turnpike to Exit 11A, I-495. Take I-495 North to Exit 25B, I-290 West toward Worcester. Take Exit 24, Church Street, Northborough/Boylston. Follow Church Street toward Boylston for 3 miles. The entrance to Tower Hill is on the right.

FROM PROVIDENCE, RI
From I-95 North, take the Route 146 North exit. Follow for approximately 35 miles toward Worcester. In Worcester, take the exit for I-290 East. Follow through the city to Exit 24, Church Street, Northborough/Boylston. Follow Church Street toward Boylston for 3 miles. The entrance to Tower Hill is on the right.

FROM HARTFORD, CT, AND SPRINGFIELD
Take the Massachusetts Turnpike East toward Boston. Follow for approximately 40 miles to Exit 10, I-290 East, Worcester. Follow through the city to Exit 24, Church Street, Northborough/Boylston. Follow Church Street toward Boylston for 3 miles. The entrance to Tower Hill is on the right.

FROM THE NORTH OR NORTHWEST
Take Route 2 toward Leominster. Take I-190 South to Exit 5, Route 140. Turn left on Route 140 South. Continue on Route 140 through West Boylston to traffic light at intersection of Route 140 and Route 70. Turn left onto Route 70. Travel one mile through the center of Boylston. Continue on Route 70 another half mile to a blinking yellow light at French Drive (marked by a blue highway sign “turn right for Tower Hill Botanic Garden”). Turn right and proceed a short distance to the entrance to Tower Hill Botanic Garden on the left.

ALTERNATE ROUTE FROM THE NORTH OR NORTHWEST
Take Route 2 to Exit 35, Route 70 Lancaster/Lunenburg. Follow Route 70 through Lancaster and Clinton, passing Tahanto Regional High School on the right. Approximately 1-1/4 miles further along Route 70, turn left at the blinking yellow light at French Drive (marked by a blue highway sign “turn left for Tower Hill Botanic Garden”). Tower Hill Botanic Garden is on the left.

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 to Tower Hill Botanic Garden is available from any of these stations.

DIRECTIONS FROM NEW YORK CITY
Take the Henry Hudson Parkway (Route 9) North to the Saw Mill Parkway North. Follow for approximately 15 miles to Route 684 North. Follow to Exit for I-84 East to Danbury. Follow I-84 through Hartford, CT, to the Massachusetts Turnpike East. Follow for approximately 10 miles to Exit 10, I-290 Worcester. Take I-290 East to Exit 24, Church Street, Northborough/Boylston. Follow toward Boylston for 3 miles. The entrance to Tower Hill is on the right.

Please note that Tower Hill’s parking capacity is limited. Carpooling is always encouraged especially on high volume days. To find out more about our plans to expand our parking, please click here.

Please find parking and weather updates here.

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.

Parking for the physically challenged is available on Allée Drive. Tower Hill owns several wheelchairs available to borrow at the Information Desk.

The Garden offers complimentary general admission to paid and unpaid Personal Care Attendants (PCA) accompanying guests with disabilities during their Garden visit. PCAs should identify themselves at the gate upon arrival to receive complimentary general admission with a paying guest. Service animals are welcome at Tower Hill at all times.

Please contact the information desk at 508.869.6111 x110 for more information.

Quiet Time at Tower Hill: Upon request, Tower Hill will open its doors a half hour early to groups seeking a low sensory, less crowded environment, in which to enjoy the Gardens. This opportunity is available to groups of 10 or more people, on Wednesdays mornings from 9:30am-10am. Groups must register in advance and pay the Garden admission.

To book a quiet time visit please fill out the Group Reservation form. Have questions? Contact Suzanne Hauerstein, Coordinator of Volunteer and Intern Services by phone 508-869-6111 x175, or by email at shauerstein@towerhillbg.org. Please book at least two weeks advanced. Payment must be made one week in advance of your visit.

Tower Hill welcomes thousands of people from around the world every year. For your enjoyment as well as the enjoyment of others, please observe these Garden Etiquette Guidelines. Tower Hill is a botanic garden, which is a bit different than a park. For that reason, we draw your attention to the guidelines below that will make your visit safe and enjoyable.

• Please stay on paths or lawns, and leave trees, plants, flowers, and wildlife undisturbed, so that others may enjoy them, too.
• Small groups may enjoy a picnic on the lawns or at a table, but no barbecuing, alcohol, or outside catering, please. Large groups can coordinate a lunch with one of our preferred caterers by contacting our Private Events department. Carry out what you carry in, including trash.
• Shirt and shoes are required at all times.
• Respect the tranquility of our other guests by leaving radios, musical instruments, and equipment for active sports (balls, Frisbees, kites, and bikes) at home.
• Please be considerate when using a cell phone.
• Smoking is not permitted in the Garden.
• We encourage photography for personal use. Opportunities for professional and commercial photography, including weddings and portraits, are available by appointment only. Please view information on our photography policy and guidelines or call 508.869.6111 x140 for information.
• Dog walking is permitted on the woodland trails, but dogs are not permitted in the formal gardens (see map). Service dogs are welcome throughout the property.
• Guests are not permitted to release plants, seeds or creatures including butterflies at Tower Hill Botanic Garden. Please see Xeres Society butterfly release policy here.

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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