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Sunday’s Snapshots – Tower Hill Botanic Garden, Boylston, Mass.

May 25, 2014
view from the summit 2

View from the summit

Wednesday of this past week, I enjoyed several hours at Tower Hill Botanic Garden in Boylston, Mass. The weather was springtime glorious, neither too hot nor to chilly and what clouds were in the sky didn’t seem to block the brilliant sun. I was amazed at how much was already in bloom though a friend has told me that to come at the height of summer is really a treat, when the grounds are a cornucopia of flowering plants.

Tower Hill is a wonderful place to walk trails while enjoying both wild and cultivated landscapes.

Here is a gallery of photos I took on Wednesday. They show some of the wildflowers, cultivated flowers, a sampling of the plethora of tree varieties on the property, the ornamental structures throughout the acreage, the summit view of Mt. Wachusett and the Wachusett Reservoir, and the setting of the sun from a most advantageous spot – the Twigs Cafe patio, where a duo serenaded the diners with a wonderful array of American jazz/pop classics from the ’40s through the early ’70s. The music is a Wednesday night only event. The menu is simple (few selections) but our dinners were delicious.

From start to finish, the day’s visit to Tower Hill Botanic Garden was a complete delight. I can’t believe I have never been to this place before. I encourage you to visit. I hope to get there again soon. It’s about 40 minutes north of the Sturbridge area of the Mass Pike. It’s accessible from Rts. 90, 290 and 495. Directions are provided at the website.

Here’s a link to the map of the gardens and trails. Note the wonderful year-round calendar (at the bottom of the page) of what’s to see and when.

If you’re interested, here’s the Tower Hill Botanic Garden video from their website.

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  1. May 28, 2014 8:22 am

    looks beautiful 🙂

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    • May 28, 2014 2:27 pm

      Hi Joshi, thanks for the visit and the comment. Tower Hill is beautiful. I think what intrigues and pleases me most is that despite a master plan for this piece of land that is scheduled out until 2040, the majority of the land will remain natural. For an amateur naturalist and nature photographer like myself, this is the best of all worlds! The pristine gardens make for stunning shots, but the plant and animal surprises found on forest floor or expanse of meadow or around a pond are what can be most thrilling for me. And the day I was there, the sky overhead seemed to be in celebration of the place. It was magnificent through the afternoon and glorious at sunset. Thanks again for your visit!

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