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Seeking Greenery

January-February 2016

Buds, blossoms, and a hothouse of tropical trees brighten winter days at Tower Hill Botanic Garden.
Photograph Courtesy of Tower Hill Botanic Garden


Buds, blossoms, and a hothouse of tropical trees brighten winter days at Tower Hill Botanic Garden.
Photograph Courtesy of Tower Hill Botanic Garden

Photograph by Kate Wollensak Freeborn

 


Photograph by Kate Wollensak Freeborn

 

Tower Hill Botanic Garden’s “Month of Flowers” is a bracing antidote to winter. Along with bountiful floral arrangements and the subtropical plants blossoming in its conservatories, the Boylston, Massachusetts, organization is sponsoring a series of events throughout February. These include: lessons on “Taming Topiary” with Taylor Johnston, the greenhouse and garden manager at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum (February 7); a performance by the flute ensemble In Radiance, from the Longy School of Music, and “Coloring Outside the Lines,” a lecture by Tower Hill’s director of horticulture, Joann Vieira (February 14); and a discussion and book-signing with Page Dickey, editor of the new Outstanding American Gardens: A Celebration—25 Years of the Garden Conservancy (February 21). Plenty of kids’ activities—scavenger hunts, story times, snowy walks, and craft projects—are also planned, making Tower Hill an ideal multigenerational excursion.

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