A tranquil refuge to delight the eye, expand the mind, nurture the soul and commune with the natural world, Tower Hill Botanic Garden is a year-round living museum of plants. Owned and operated by the Worcester County Horticultural Society, founded in 1842, with its mission to “advance the science and encourage and improve the practice of horticulture.” The 132-acre site features formal and informal style gardens, meadows, woodland trails and a panoramic view of Mount Wachusett. Voted Best Botanical Garden.The Best 5A horticultural feast with cutting-edge plantings, fragrant secret garden, heirloom apple trees, hardwoods, woodland “folly,” plant evolution display, wildlife garden (a birder’s paradise), and three miles of woodland trails. The Orangerie” hosts winter displays.–Yankee Magazine, July/August 2010
New England Traveler
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