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 provides funding for civic projects which align with our purpose.

Recently funded projects include:

  • Boys and Girls Club - building and planting new raised beds by the children's "Garden Club" at the Tainter Street Clubhouse

  • Tower Hill Botanic Garden/Worcester Tree Initiative - landscape improvement and plantings for the Greendale War Memorial with involvement by the Arts Reach children

  • Mass Audubon Broad Meadow Brook - signage for the pollinator and rain garden 

  • Seven States Daffodils, Inc. - Daffodil Show at Tower Hill Botanic Garden

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. 

The Purposes of the Worcester Garden Club Are:

  • To promote the knowledge and appreciation of gardening, horticulture, flower arranging, and all phases of conservation;

  • To educate the community in the art of gardening, in the science of horticulture and in the conservation of all our national and local resources;

  • To encourage and develop civic planting throughout Worcester County.

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