My blog has been changed to make it more appealing for those who have New England ancestors and want to see the area through photos. Things I’ll include are typical white New England churches, libraries showing their genealogical collection, historical societies, cemeteries, war memorials, in general, anything to do with history.

For four years I’ve blogged mostly about my personal genealogy in New England (Connecticut, Massachusetts, Vermont, and New Hampshire), New York, New Jersey, Michigan, Illinois, Wisconsin, and the Eastern Townships of Quebec, Canada. I still will, can’t forget my own roots.

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Sunday, September 8, 2013

Tower Hill Botanical Garden, Worcester, MA and a Little History



Dr. John Green (1784 - 1865)
Dr. John Green, the first president of the Worcester County
Horticultural Society (1840 - 44), was born in Worcester.

He studied medicine under his father, later earning degrees
from both Harvard and Brown Universities. He began his own
practice in Worcester in 1807, the fourth generation of Greens
to treat the illnesses of Worcester.

This portrait was painted in 1858 by Edwin T. Billings.

Boylston, Massachusetts





3 comments:

John D. Tew said...

Beautiful photos Barbara! The first one could be titled "Shades of Green."

Nancy said...

You take such beautiful photographs, Barbara! You are really able to catch the essence of the gardens and buildings you share.

Barbara Poole said...

Thank you John and Nancy. We are members of this garden, so we go frequently, and I'm lucky. I'm always glad somebody enjoys my photos.