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. Current funded projects are:

  • Tower Hill Botanic Garden – Worcester Tree Initiative – Forestry skill building and planting workshops for Open Sky Community Services’ clients. Plantings of primarily native trees and shrubs and removal of invasive species at Dodge Park Arboretum, Hadwen Arboretum, and Coal Mine Brook.

  • YWCA Central Massachusetts – Plant materials and supplies for re-landscaping toddler and pre-school playgrounds along Franklin Street. 

  • Regional Environmental Council – UGROW – Seed starting trays, soil, and seeds which REC will grow and distribute within the UGROW network of 67 community and school gardens and 2 youth-run farms.

  • Park Spirit/ Friends of Newton Hill – Beautification of Newton Square Rotary flower beds. Project will add perennials and annuals to extend the season of color.

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.