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What are some tips for visiting Tower Hill Botanic Garden?

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Tower Hill Botanic Garden remains open year-round, contains a cafe for patrons to grab a quick snack, offers classes and hosts regular events for people who love plants. As of 2015, Tower Hill is open Tuesday through Sunday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The garden opens for Mondays that serve as federal holidays, such as Martin Luther King Day, Presidents' Day and Labor Day. The area closes for Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas, New Year's Eve and New Year's Day.

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A guided garden tour occurs every Sunday at 2 p.m., while special winter hours run from Nov. 27 to Jan. 3. Winter hours include Sunday and Tuesday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., and then Wednesday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. An adult admission costs $12, and children ages 6 to 18 pay $7 to enter. Admission is free for members of the Tower Hill Botanic Garden.

Anyone may take professional photos or have professional photography shoots on the grounds of the gardens. These private events, held after hours, cost up to $125 per hour for up to 10 people. Staff encourages amateur photography of the grounds, plants and art during hours of the garden as long as photographers do not disturb plants, displays, other patrons or fountains. Staff may restrict certain types of photography during peak hours, and photographers may not use tripods on the ground during the wet season.

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