Wednesday, September 20, 10:00 am – Tower Hill, the First Twenty-Five Years

On Wednesday, September 20, at 10:00 am at The College Club, 44 Commonwealth Avenue in Boston, John Trexler, Worcester County Horticultural Society Director Emeritus and Founding Director of Tower Hill Botanic Garden, will discuss how Tower Hill evolved from a beautiful farm on a hill to an acclaimed public garden. He will also sign copies of his new book, Tower Hill, the First Twenty-Five Years: Selective Memories of a Benign Dictator.

John Wheaton Trexler holds a degree in Ornamental Horticulture from Delaware Valley University. He developed his extraordinary knowledge of plants and garden design from his seven-year experience at Skylands Farm in Ringwood, New Jersey, the former estate of Clarence McKenzie Lewis. Additionally, John spent six years at the Morris County Park Commission restoring Bamboo Brook, the residential garden of landscape architect Martha Brookes Hutcheson.

This meeting will be the kick-off of The Garden Club of the Back Bay’s 2017-2018 season, and will be followed on Thursday, October 19 by a field trip to Boylston, Massachusetts, to view Tower Hill in all its autumn glory. Garden Club of the Back Bay members will receive separate notice of this meeting. If you are not a member but are interested in attending, please email