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Tower Hill Botanic Garden Library: Local Garden History

Digitized resources, archival and special collections, exhibitions, and other items of interest.

Local Garden History Projects

Community Garden History

Tower Hill has begun a research project on the history of community gardens and other community-based gardening projects in Worcester, with the aim of bringing together a series of programs for fall and winter 2019-2020. The first program offered will be on the topic of WWII Victory Gardens.

Lost Gardens of Worcester County

Focusing on estate and other well-designed or well-known gardens of central Massachusetts, this project collected information on a wide range of gardens and their people. Pages are in progress documenting these gardens' history and the locations of further sources.