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    • VISIT

      Our grounds are open everyday from sunrise to sunset. The Visitor Center is opened daily from 9:30am to 4pm , with tours at 10am.  No dogs please, $5 donation, free for members and children 12 and under.


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Welcome to the Polly Hill Arboretum

809 State Rd.

PO Box 561

West Tisbury, MA 02575



The Polly Hill Arboretum, a Martha’s Vineyard horticultural and botanical landmark, was developed by the legendary horticulturist, Polly Hill (1907-2007). Here in 1958, Polly began an arboretum by sowing a seed, eventually bringing 20 acres under cultivation while preserving 40 additional acres as native woodland. Established in 1998 as a not-for-profit institution the Arboretum is devoted to the cultivation and study of plants and the preservation of the character and magic of this tranquil landscape.


Rare trees and shrubs from around the world are set among stone walls, meadows, and fields, including Polly’s famous North Tisbury azaleas, the national stewartia collection, camellias, hollies, rhododendrons, crabapples, conifers, magnolias, and many more. The kousa dogwood allee, perennial border, monkey puzzle tree, and the Julian Hill magnolia are favorites with visitors.



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Our Visitor Center is opened for the season with daily hours from 9:30am to 4:00pm. Tours are offered every day at 10am.

Plants for sale every day during regular Visitor Center hours. Plant Sale Availability 9-13-2014



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