Tower Hill Botanic Garden is 3.25 mi. n. on Church St. off I-290 exit 24 to 11 French Dr. The 132-acre site features an heirloom apple orchard; a wildlife refuge pond; numerous themed gardens, including vegetable and educational gardens; and the Orangerie, a 4,000-square-foot greenhouse. Nature trails offer views of Mount Wachusett and the Wachusett Reservoir. Special events are held throughout the year.