Live animals, heirloom apples, locally made products, and children's
crafts will highlight Shades of Autumn, an annual celebration of the harvest season,
at Tower Hill Botanic Garden on Saturday, October 8, through Monday (Columbus Day),
October 10. Tower Hill will be turned into a virtual farmland, featuring beautiful
displays of garden produce and a farmer's market, and taste-testing tours of the
famous antique apple orchard (2pm each day)-with 119 varieties of pre-20th Century
Activities include children's crafts and a children's scavenger hunt. Hot apple cider, a special harvest menu in Twigs Café, and Massachusetts products for sale from numerous local vendors will round out the weekend.
Weather permitting; enjoy a hayride through the trails. A musical concert for children of all ages presented by "Merry-Go Music" on Sunday, October 9 at 1pm and 3pm, and again on Monday, October 10, at 1pm.
Tower Hill Botanic Garden is a perfect place to spend the weekend with family and
enjoy the glorious colors of fall in New England. Admission for this weekend is
free for the residents of Boylston. Otherwise, the admission is $10 for adults,
$7 for seniors, $5 for youth 6-18, children under 6 years of age are admitted free.
Tower Hill is located at 11 French Drive in Boylston, Mass., 3 miles north of Exit
24 from Route 290. For a complete schedule, call 508-869-6111 or sign on to www.towerhillbg.org
And here's another announcement:
New England Wild Flower Society’s Education Department has announced its October 2011 classes, courses, and field trips; and they are searchable/available online, downloadable online, and available by calling the registrar (508-877-7630, ext. 3303). For more information, visit http://www.newenglandwild.org/learn.