Tower Hill Botanic Garden

Visit Tower Hill Botanic Garden to explore various displays of the finest horticulture in the New England area. The 171-acre property is home to 17 gardens filled with ornamental, edible, and native plants. Explore Tower Hill’s several galleries featuring nature-inspired art or stroll through the gardens and along the trails. The garden’s robust program and event schedule make Tower Hill a year-round destination for students, scouts, and homeschool groups. Be sure to make time for a group lunch at Farmer and the Fork (formerly Twigs Café) on site.

contact info

Hrs: See website for hours.

School

Tower Hill’s educational programs aim to engage students in the world of botany, gardening, and horticulture with hands-on experiential learning activities. Students will plant seeds, dissect flowers, make observations, collect data, lend a helping hand in the youth garden, and study a wide variety of plants up close. All programs are 90 minutes in length and are led by experienced Teacher Naturalists. Tower Hill’s educational offerings include pre and post visit activities and are designed to meet Next Generation Science and Massachusetts Science and Technology/Engineering curriculum standards.

supports classroom learning in:
Science, Art.

topics covered:
STEM, environmental studies, horticulture, botany, plants, life cycles, seasons, ecosystems.

contact info
Name: Marissa Gallant, Youth Education Manager
Phone: 508-869-6111 ext. 132
Email: mgallant@towerhillbg.org

TRIP INFO

Grade Level: All Grades Group Size: 60 maximum. Program Type: Day Trips, Guided Tours, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Activities. Recomm. Length of Visit: 1.5 hours. Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: 10:1.Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: 10:1.Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: 10:1. Registration: Phone, Email. Food Options: Available for Purchase. Cost: Fee Accessible To: PD.

Botanical Garden Lesson Plan

FUN FACTS

The diverse world of plants is perhaps the weirdest, and most fascinating, of all living things. Bamboo can grow over three feet in one day (you can literally watch it grow). There are 600 species of carnivorous plants, which trap and digest insects, frogs, or small birds (if a vegetarian eats this plant, are they still a vegetarian?). The world’s largest flower, Rafflesia, can grow up to three feet in diameter (how big would a bouquet be…). Do a little digging on your next trip to a botanical garden (not literally!), and see what interesting plant facts you can find. 

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Tower Hill Botanic Garden

Visit Tower Hill Botanic Garden to explore various displays of the finest horticulture in the New England area. The 171-acre property is home to 17 gardens filled with ornamental, edible, and native plants. Explore Tower Hill’s several galleries featuring nature-inspired art or stroll through the gardens and along the trails. The garden’s robust program and event schedule make Tower Hill a year-round destination for students, scouts, and homeschool groups. Be sure to make time for a group lunch at Farmer and the Fork (formerly Twigs Café) on site.

contact info

Hrs: See website for hours.

Scouts

Brownies, Juniors, Wolf Scouts, and Webelos can work on badges at Tower Hill through select programs. Scouts will enjoy learning about gardening and making observations about plant life through outdoor exploration, scavenger hunts, seed planting activities, art, and more. All programs are 90 minutes in length and are led by experienced Teacher Naturalists.

supports scout badges in:
Science, Art.

topics covered:
Gardening, environmental studies, horticulture, botany, plants, life cycles, seasons, ecosystems, visual art, music.

contact info
Name: Marissa Gallant, Youth Education Manager
Phone: 508-869-6111 ext. 132
Email: mgallant@towerhillbg.org

TRIP INFO

Grade Level: Early Childhood, Elementary School Group Size: 60 maximum. Program Type: Day Trips, Guided Tours, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Activities. Recomm. Length of Visit: 1.5 hours. Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: 10:1.Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: 10:1.Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: 10:1. Registration: Phone, Email. Food Options: Available for Purchase. Cost: Fee Accessible To: PD.

Botanical Garden Lesson Plan

FUN FACTS

The diverse world of plants is perhaps the weirdest, and most fascinating, of all living things. Bamboo can grow over three feet in one day (you can literally watch it grow). There are 600 species of carnivorous plants, which trap and digest insects, frogs, or small birds (if a vegetarian eats this plant, are they still a vegetarian?). The world’s largest flower, Rafflesia, can grow up to three feet in diameter (how big would a bouquet be…). Do a little digging on your next trip to a botanical garden (not literally!), and see what interesting plant facts you can find. 

View Lesson Plan>>

Tower Hill Botanic Garden

Visit Tower Hill Botanic Garden to explore various displays of the finest horticulture in the New England area. The 171-acre property is home to 17 gardens filled with ornamental, edible, and native plants. Explore Tower Hill’s several galleries featuring nature-inspired art or stroll through the gardens and along the trails. The garden’s robust program and event schedule make Tower Hill a year-round destination for students, scouts, and homeschool groups. Be sure to make time for a group lunch at Farmer and the Fork (formerly Twigs Café) on site.

contact info

Hrs: See website for hours.

Homeschool

Tower Hill’s educational programs aim to engage students in the world of botany, gardening, and horticulture with hands-on experiential learning activities. Students will plant seeds, dissect flowers, make observations, collect data, lend a helping hand in the youth garden, and study a wide variety of plants up close. All programs are 90 minutes in length and are led by experienced Teacher Naturalists. Tower Hill’s educational offerings include pre and post visit activities and are designed to meet Next Generation Science and Massachusetts Science and Technology/Engineering curriculum standards.

topics covered:
Science, environmental studies, horticulture, botany, plants, life cycles, seasons, ecosystems, visual art, music.

contact info
Name: Marissa Gallant, Youth Education Manager
Phone: 508-869-6111 ext. 132
Email: mgallant@towerhillbg.org

TRIP INFO

Grade Level: All Grades Group Size: 60 maximum. Program Type: Day Trips, Guided Tours, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Activities. Recomm. Length of Visit: 1.5 hours. Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: Varies.Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: Varies.Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: Varies. Registration: Phone, Email. Food Options: Available for Purchase. Cost: Fee Accessible To: PD.

Botanical Garden Lesson Plan

FUN FACTS

The diverse world of plants is perhaps the weirdest, and most fascinating, of all living things. Bamboo can grow over three feet in one day (you can literally watch it grow). There are 600 species of carnivorous plants, which trap and digest insects, frogs, or small birds (if a vegetarian eats this plant, are they still a vegetarian?). The world’s largest flower, Rafflesia, can grow up to three feet in diameter (how big would a bouquet be…). Do a little digging on your next trip to a botanical garden (not literally!), and see what interesting plant facts you can find. 

View Lesson Plan>>

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