New England Botanic Garden at Tower Hill attracts an impressive group of volunteers. One of them, Kate Lord, is a former teacher and currently helps at the Information Desk and as an Education Docent. We asked Kate to share what makes our Garden a great place for educators as we prepare for an Educator Open House on Wednesday, September 13th, 2017 from 4 to 8 pm.  For more information and to register for this free event for K-12 teachers, click here. Thanks, Kate!

Volunteer Kate Lord reading to children at the Wild Rumpus stick sculpture.

By Kate Lord

New England Botanic Garden at Tower Hill is a special place, a place where the bounty and beauty of nature is both nurtured and celebrated. The changing venues of the seasons continually offer renewal, inspiration, and are a source of wonder for all who visit. The beautiful gardens, walkways, trails, and water features serve to continually soothe the spirit and remind us of the importance of nature and preserving “all things green in our world. These same spaces also offer many educational opportunities in stunning outdoor classrooms!

Students from Worcester Public Schools look for pollinators at New England Botanic Garden at Tower Hill.<