Tower Hill Botanic Garden is owned and operated by The Worcester County Horticultural Society, the third oldest horticultural society in the U.S.A. Its 132 acres of gardens, meadows and woodland trails, is located at 11 French Drive, Boylston, Massachusetts.
This is the entrance gazebo.
Three cars took several family members to enjoy the beauties of nature after our dinner at the restaurant. In the Educational Center a begonia society was having a show and sale. There, one brother-in-law found needed information for a treasured plant he has at home.
Entrance doors looking out from the Center toward the eighteenth century farmhouse.
Sweet smelling gardenia just outside the doors
In the Entry Court were interesting potted succulents
A few of us went on to the Orangerie where we enjoyed the potted plants and statuary in the brick and glass conservatory structure.
A wall fountain
A lemon tree
We then proceeded out to the Systematic Garden which "presents twenty-six distinct plant families, making it a virtual encyclopedia of the Plant Kingdom." The Italianate style of this garden is expressed in statuary amid the plantings.
A grand urn along the path
Unusual white roses
A lovely planting bed
On the return path to the Orangery
Looking back up the same path
Our final jaunt was to the south end of the Lawn Garden where the Pergolas and terrace overlook the Secret Garden.
The double pergola is a nice structure, providing shade and a great vantage point.
The Secret Garden is planted with "perennials chosen for their fragrance and delicate texture."
It was now almost 5 p.m. closing time, so we were unable to walk down into the Secret Garden. We watched as a bride and groom were being photographed there.
I hope you enjoyed this excursion to the wonderful Tower Hill Botanic Garden.
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