Tower Hill opens to public on June 1 — check out the new safety precautions for your visit!


What will there be to do when visiting?
Tower Hill’s 171 acres include formal gardens and several miles of woodland trails, including ample opportunities to stay physically distant while enjoying fresh air, spring flowers blooming, and dramatic views of the landscape.

Why do I need a ticket to visit?
In order to open we must strictly follow protocols for botanical gardens issued by state government, including limiting the number of people on the property at one time. By using a ticket system, we can space out when people are visiting.

When will tickets be available to reserve?
Members, volunteers, and John Green Society members will be able to begin reserving tickets on the week of May 25. We will send an email with instructions and a link. The general public will be able to begin reserving tickets the week of June 1.

Will it be safe to visit?
We are following strict protocols issued by state government, including:

  • Limiting the number of guests simultaneously on the property by requiring pre-purchased tickets that state the time of arrival.
  • Instituting a no touch check in process upon arrival to the property.
  • Requiring guests over 2 years old who are able to wear masks on the property.
  • Removing chairs in gathering spaces. Guests are welcome to bring their own portable chairs and set them up well distanced from other visitors.
  • Limiting the number of guests per group to 10 and requesting that all groups stay at least six feet away from other visitors.
  • Requiring personnel to wear masks at all times, to not share tools, and to work physically distant from one another. Having office staff to continue to work remotely through the governor’s Phase 1.
  • Frequently disinfecting bathrooms and bathroom entry areas.

Will the buildings be open?
We will have bathrooms at the end of the Limonaia conservatory available for guests. All other portions of the buildings – including the Garden Shop, library, conservatories, Farmer & the Fork Cafe – are mandated to be closed by state government until further notice.

Can I buy anything at the Garden Shop?
The Garden Shop is closed to visitors. The public is encouraged to visit our online store and have purchases mailed to you.

Will there be anything to eat or drink?
Not at this time. Guests are welcome to bring picnic lunches and eat well distanced from other visitors. And all guests should bring water bottles from home to stay hydrated.

Are there any discounts available?
We are planning to offer discounted general admission; free admission for THBG Members; free admission for Boylston residents; and a discount for EBT card holders. More information about how to obtain discounted tickets will be made available the week of May 25th. Discounts typically available to teachers, veterans, and WBUR members will not be available for the time being.

Tower Hill Botanic Garden
11 French Drive, Boylston MA

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