On March 16, Tower Hill, like so many cultural organizations and businesses, closed to the public. The fact that this has occurred during springtime, when the Garden is bursting with beautiful new life, was particularly painful.
In order to facilitate the full reopening of Tower Hill, we’ve launched the Garden Resiliency Fund. We seek to raise no less than $500,000 between May 1 and July 31. Success will enable us to offer an array of programs and activities upon reopening, continue to maintain our irreplaceable botanic collections and gardens, and keep our core staff intact which is so critical to our mission.
Financially, the past two months have been daunting. Income from gate admissions, gift shop sales, café dining, and private events has disappeared. Despite receiving a grant from the federal government, we still anticipate a loss of revenue of $1,000,000 through June 30.
A number of our trustees and most committed members have provided our Garden Resiliency Fund with more than $200,000 in initial support. They have urged us to reach out and challenge our loyal and dedicated supporters to join them so that we may reach our goal of $500,000 by July 31.
As someone who has come to Tower Hill to enjoy its gardens and events, we are asking you to consider a gift to the Garden Resiliency Fund. If you wish, you may make a contribution by clicking this link. You may also make your gift by remitting your check to Tower Hill, PO Box 598, Boylston, MA 01505.
In a time of overwhelming need, when so many are asking for your help, it can be easy to think that natural destinations like ours may not be essential. We remind ourselves however that plants are responsible for the air we breathe and all of the food we consume. In these challenging times, the simple act of planting is an act of hope. If you can, thank you for sharing that hope.
Watch to Learn More about what the Garden Resiliency Fund Supports!
Additional Membership Contributions
Carol and George Gay
Louise and David Gleason
Branden and Erica Gunn
Anthony and Karen Imbalzano
Susan and Roger Landess Towne
Andrea Marie M. Mattei
Kirsten and Eric Newman
Mary Ann Palmer
Mr. and Mrs. Kevin Quinn
Lisa M. Sequeira
Lynn and Theodore Stachnick
Caroline and John Stoffel
Marie and Darleen Wood