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Dates:Saturday, April 23, 2022 - Tuesday, November 1, 2022
Hours:Hours Vary see below
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Category:Nature & Outdoors
This nature inspired exhibition, imagined by author, artist, and landscape architect W.

Gary Smith, features stunning sculptures set amongst the landscape of New England Botanic Garden at Tower Hill.

Made from natural materials collected at the garden, this exhibit celebrates the connections between people and nature, combining art and horticulture to explore ecological design and artistic abstraction.

Join us throughout the exhibition for events, tours, drop-in activities, and more as we explore different ways to connect with the land through art.

On your visit you will have the opportunity to explore 11 immersive land art installations scattered amongst the NEBG landscape.

In the Milton Gallery you will view 4 large mixed media paintings and enjoy interactive displays focused on the patterns in nature that inspire the artist, W.

Gary Smith.

Uprooted Feature Weekend
June 11 & 12, 2022, 10AM-4PM
Join us for a weekend-long celebration of Uprooted: Land Art by W.

Gary Smith.

Come see the grounds of New England Botanic Garden at Tower Hill be transformed by unique, magical nature-inspired sculptures and stay to enjoy drop-in programs, art-inspired workshops, and more throughout the weekend.

Hands On Land Art
June 15, 11am – 1:30pm & June 25, 1 – 3:30pm
July 13, 11am – 1:30pm & July 23, 1 – 3:30pm
August 17, 11am – 1:30pm & August 27, 1 – 3:30pm
September 14, 11am – 1:30pm & September 14, 1 – 3:30pm
During these guided drop-in experiences, visitors will help construct one-of-a-kind land art creations using natural materials.

Perfect for all ages and skill levels!

Guided Tours: Uprooted
May 11 to September 30, 2022
Walking Tours Wednesdays at 11am Golf Cart Tours Fridays at 11am
Experience Uprooted in a unique way with a behind-the-scenes guided tour.

Learn about the history of land art and the sculpture design process.

Beginning May 11th running through September, weekly walking tours will be offered on Wednesdays and golf cart tours will take place each Friday.

The tours will begin at 11AM and last approximately 45 minutes.

Sign up by emailing Suzanne Hauerstein [email protected] or calling (508)869-6111 ext.


Artist Bio
Gary Smith’s mission is to connect people with nature in innovative and unconventional ways.

An award-winning landscape architect, his garden design work has focused almost entirely on public botanical gardens including the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, the Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden, Longwood Gardens, and the Santa Fe Botanical Garden.

Along with Ryan Associates of Waltham, MA, he designed The Ramble here at New England Botanic Garden at Tower Hill.

In addition to his award-winning work in landscape architecture, Gary is also well known as an environmental artist.

His temporary installations, a form of Land Art, have been installed in many public gardens including the Pittsburgh Botanical Garden, Filoli Historic House and Garden, Garvan Woodland Garden, Ganna Walska Lotusland – and more locally, the New England Wildflower Society’s Garden in the Woods.

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Open Daily
The Garden is open 10am-5pm with a last admission time of 4pm.

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Adults: $18 Seniors (65+): $15 Child (age 4-12): $8 Child (age 3 and under): Free Dogs: $7 (Members Free!)



11 French Drive, Boylston, MA, 01505-0598 map
Phone: 508.869.6111


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