In the clutch of winter, two Central Massachusetts
cultural institutions collaborate on an exhibition of fresh floral arrangements
and artistic masterworks that conjure the sights and scents of a warmer climate.
Flora in Winter, on view Thursday through Sunday, January 26-29, features fresh
floral arrangements interpreting works of art at the Worcester Art Museum.
"A Floral Feast" at Tower Hill Botanic Garden (11 French Drive, Boylston) features works by garden club members and floral designers from throughout
Central New England who have volunteered to create the arrangements.
Visitors can enjoy gorgeous arrangements in the Worcester Art Museum's galleries and in the Education & Visitors Center at Tower Hill, as well as floral displays sponsored by area florists to adorn public spaces. Guided tours at each location will be offered several times daily.
celebrating Flora in Winter will be held at each institution throughout the period.
At Tower Hill Botanic Garden, celebrate "A Floral Feast" as the inspiration for
arrangements displayed in Tower Hill's Education & Visitors Center, including the
Limonaia opened in the fall of 2010, adjacent to the lush subtropical blooms and
greenery in the Orangerie, with the backdrop of the Winter Garden.
On Friday, January 27 at 7:30 pm, Tower Hill enhances the mood and atmosphere of
Flora in Winter with a Candlelight Concert presented by jazz pianist Dr.
Elliot Steger and friends. Tickets are $30 nonmembers and $25 for members of either
Tower Hill or the Worcester Art Museum. Twigs Café will provide complimentary hors
d'oeuvre. Call Tower Hill at 508.869.6111 ext. 135 for reservations.
Opening Hours for Flora in Winter at Tower Hill Botanic Garden:
9am-5pm daily, reopening at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, January 27 for the Candlelight
Tower Hill admission is $12 adults, $9 seniors ages 65 and older, $7 for youth ages
6-18. Admission is free for Tower Hill Members, and children under 6.
Public tours will be held at Tower Hill at 1 and 3 p.m. each day. Tours are included
with the price of admission.
For private tours for groups of 10 or more, please call for more information: 508.869.6111