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. The 132-acre site features formal and informal style gardens, meadows, woodland trails and a panoramic view of Mt. Wachusett and the Wachusett reservoir to the west.
The Systematic Garden, designed in an Italianate style, displays 26 plant families in evolutionary sequence. The 4,000-square foot Orangerie houses non-hardy, semi-tropical plants. A brand new section, the Winter Garden & Lemon House opened in the fall of 2010.
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