Tower Hill Botanic Garden’s Field of Gold Daffodils is an annual rite of passage for many visitors throughout New England. One of the most iconic spring flowers, Tower Hill offers multiple varieties to add texture and color to the view of a rolling hill coming down from our formal gardens and flowing toward the surrounding woodland. It has become a must-see scene for New Englanders looking to say good-bye to winter and hello to spring.
Tower Hill has a series of daffodil-themed activities for visitors of all ages, including a self-led Scavenger Hunt available during hours of operation, …ours at 2 p.m. on Sundays throughout April, a Botanical Sketching & Painting Daffodils course on April 23 and 24 from 10 a.m. from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., an outdoor Story Walk for children based on author Elizabeth Honey’s “That’s Not a Daffodil,” a collection of daffodil themed books on display in the Library, and a video in the theater with more information on the world of daffodils. Don’t forget to add your Ode to Daffodils in the Guest Book binder.
In addition, visitors to Tower Hill’s website can download a coupon for 20 percent off one item over $10 in the Garden Shop during the month of April. Visitors can also receive extra gate passes on certain new memberships between April 1 and April 30.
Tower Hill wants to see the Field of Gold through your eyes. Visitors with cameras and smartphones are encouraged to submit their best image of the this year’s daffodils at Tower Hill to firstname.lastname@example.org by April 30 (Daffodil Photo Contest Rules). Prizes will be awarded for first, second, and third place, and all images have the chance to reach Tower Hill’s broader audience if staff choose to share them on social media.
Users of Facebook, Instagram and Twitter should tag their photos #FieldOfGold to join the community of visitors inspired by this unique scene and beloved flower – as well as a chance to be shared on Tower Hill’s social media feeds.
School Vacation week, April 16 to 24, is packed with activities for children and the young at heart, including daffodil-themed crafts, and may be the perfect time to catch the Field of Gold in its finest form. There will also be lots of opportunities to see signs of spring and beautiful flowers blooming across Tower Hill’s 132 acres and 10 formal garden spaces.
Tower Hill is located at 11 French Drive in Boylston and is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day except Mondays when we are closed. We look forward to seeing many new and familar faces this April!