Our grounds are open everyday from sunrise to sunset, with tours by appointment. No dogs please, $5 donation, free for members and children 12 and under.
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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Friday, April 25
Arbor Day is an annual observance celebrating the role of trees in our lives and promoting tree planting and care. What better way to celebrate Arbor Day than to join the staff of the Arboretum for an afternoon devoted to trees! Click here for more info.
Join us for a visit to southeastern Rhode Island next September to visit three private gardens and the Blithewold Mansion, Gardens, and Arboretum. Click here for Itinerary and pricing
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