Arboretum & Gardens at Green Hill Park


The unique and tranquil Arboretum & Gardens within Worcester's largest park was created through a collaborative effort of the Worcester Garden Club and the City of Worcester. Inspired by the devastation caused by the Asian longhorned beetle, the arboretum highlights the importance of incorporating species diversity in landscape design. These living examples will help visitors choose the right tree for the right place. Signs provide information about each tree, the Asian longhorned beetle, and about how to make wise choices in creating your own inviting landscape. It's the perfect place to visit, whether to learn about and enjoy the many varieties of trees, to have a picnic, or just to take a leisurely walk.


The Worcester Garden Club maintains the Arboretum & Gardens at Green Hill Park. We all extend our appreciation to Penny Kazyck for her stewardship of the project. In addition, we thank all the volunteers who helped with the digging, weeding and planting!

Read about the history of the Arboretum & Gardens at Green Hill Park.

Click here to print out a map and start planning your visit.

Grant Support

for Civic Projects


As part of our mission, the Worcester Garden Club supports and promotes civic plantings, conservation, horticulture, gardening, and education through awards to the community. In 2021-2022, five organizations were each granted funds to help achieve their goals and improve horticulture and conservation in Worcester County.

  • Regional Environmental Council, Inc: Funding for lumber and other supplies for repairing and replacing deteriorated raised beds at REC’s 67 community and school gardens and 2 youth-run farms.

  • Gardens at Abby’s House Shelter: Funds for adding spring interest (Daffodils, crocus, and tulips bulbs) and pollinator attracting plants (asters, yarrow, scabiosa, nasturtium, etc.) 

  • Mass Audubon at Broad Meadow Brook: Equipment funding to be used by staff and volunteers in the removal of invasive plants at Broad Meadow Brook Sanctuary (Norway maple, barberry, honeysuckle, buckthorn, and bittersweet)

  • Friends of Newton Hill: Beautification of Newton Square Rotary and Newton Square WWII monument flower beds with plantings of Nu-wave petunias, fall mums and drought tolerant shrubs.

  • Holden Community Garden Committee: Tools to create educational labels and signage of native plants in community garden and drought tolerant and disease resistant shrubs and plants

Click here to read our Purposes and Application Guidelines. If you believe you are a good candidate, you may download and complete our grant application.