Yesterday, I traveled with fellow Master Gardeners to Tower Hill Botanic Garden in Boylston, MA. It rained the entire time, but it couldn’t damper the beauty of this lovely garden.
Tower’s Hill’s history is intertwined with the Worcester County Horticultural Society and dates back to 1840. The year-round garden covers 171 acres and sponsors plant and flower shows, classes, tours, and even a Master Gardener Training Course.
There were original farmhouse doors, openings leading to a striking purple and green gazebo, a handsome stickwork creation, and beautiful conservatories.
It was also quite a thrill to see another of Patrick Dougherty’s stickwork creations. The Wild Rumpus is 50’x30’x30′ and was created in August 2016 using red maple saplings.
There are two conservatories that are currently overflowing with an array of beautiful flowers. Once the weather warms up, these plants are moved outside so special events including weddings can be held in these beautiful buildings.
Outside, there are a variety of spring flowers that catch your attention including this lovely assortment of Hellebores.
Beautiful grounds, lovely flowers, great gift shop, and even a delicious lunch = perfect destination.
Like doors? Visit our fearless leader, Norm Frampton, to see this week’s collection of Thursday Doors, April 26, 2018.