Tower Hill Botanic Garden

tulips sketch
©2016 Carolyn A Pappas, Tulips (5/11/2016). Watersoluble colored pencil and rubber stamping in large moleskine.
azaleas nature sketch
©2016 Carolyn A Pappas, Azaleas (5/11/2016). Ink and watercolor in large moleskine.

My mom, Cate and I visited Tower Hill Botanic Garden for the first time last week. What a treasure of a place! I can’t believe that I’ve never visited in over twenty years of living in Central Mass. There is a lot to look at and it changes seasonally with new things on display all year, even in winter I’m told. The tulip beds, planted in coordinated color combinations, were the highlight of the trip for me. There was also a display of fairy houses and an exhibit of watercolor paintings by wildlife artist Barry Van Dusen (on display until June 26, 2016).

I only took photos and didn’t get the time to sit and sketch this time. However, I joined as a member and will be visiting again soon with my sketchbook and a big block of (undisturbed) time.