CALENDAR OF EVENTS

 

New this season: Evening lectures will be held at 5:30pm, unless specified otherwise.

We hope this new time frame will work well for all! Feedback is welcomed.

 

Our Visitor Center is open daily Memorial Day to Columbus Day from 9:30am to 4:00pm. 

Tours are offered daily at 10am in July & August or by advanced reservation.

 

Jul 25 @ 10:30 am
Summer drop-in event. Tuesdays at 10:30am, July 11 through August 29 Relax under the shade of a tree and enjoy summer with your family while listening to a story read from a nature-based children’s book by[...]
Jul 25 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
(Tours run the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of every month, May through September.) Learn more about the Arboretum and its plant collections on guided walks led by knowledgeable staff and docents. These specialized tours are[...]
Jul 26 @ 5:30 pm
… How Medical Models Can Help Us Understand Them Co-sponsored by Vineyard Conservation Society and Polly Hill Arboretum Dr. Eric Chivian, founder and former director of the Center for Health and the Global Environment at[...]
Jul 27 @ 9:30 am – 12:30 pm
Alternating Thursdays June 29 through September 7, 9:30am-12:30pm Join artist and nature enthusiast Genevieve Jacobs in a series of drawing classes focusing on the special landscape and plants of PHA. Genevieve says: “Drawing is a[...]
Aug 1 @ 10:30 am
Summer drop-in event. Tuesdays at 10:30am, July 11 through August 29 Relax under the shade of a tree and enjoy summer with your family while listening to a story read from a nature-based children’s book by[...]
Aug 1 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Alternating Tuesdays August 1 through September 12, 3-5pm Join artist Lynn Hoeft for a series of watercolor classes focusing on the flowers of the Arboretum. Lynn says, “We’ll paint the flowers of summer, focusing on[...]
Aug 2 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Tour will take place July 19 and repeats August 2. Polly Hill Arboretum will again be offering the ever-popular Edgartown Tree Tours this season. Join PHA Horticulturist/Arborist Ian Jochems for an informative and fun walking[...]
Aug 3 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Curious about becoming a PHA grounds volunteer? This opportunity allows you to try out working on the grounds without a commitment. You’ll work with Arboretum staff and other volunteers on activities that may include planting,[...]
Aug 3 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Kristen Fauteux, director of stewardship at Sheriff’s Meadow Foundation, and Julie Russell, Martha’s Vineyard Land Bank’s ecologist, will take you through a one-day course on identification of common yard weeds and invasive plants and how[...]
Aug 8 @ 10:30 am
Summer drop-in event. Tuesdays at 10:30am, July 11 through August 29 Relax under the shade of a tree and enjoy summer with your family while listening to a story read from a nature-based children’s book by[...]
Aug 8 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
(Tours run the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of every month, May through September.) Learn more about the Arboretum and its plant collections on guided walks led by knowledgeable staff and docents. These specialized tours are[...]
Aug 9 @ 5:30 pm
Sponsored by Bartlett Tree Experts A beloved and well-known garden plant, paperbark maple (Acer griseum) is endangered in its native habitat in China. Kris Bachtell, vice president of collections and facilities at the Morton Arboretum[...]
Aug 10 @ 9:30 am – 12:30 pm
Alternating Thursdays June 29 through September 7, 9:30am-12:30pm Join artist and nature enthusiast Genevieve Jacobs in a series of drawing classes focusing on the special landscape and plants of PHA. Genevieve says: “Drawing is a[...]
Aug 15 @ 10:30 am
Summer drop-in event. Tuesdays at 10:30am, July 11 through August 29 Relax under the shade of a tree and enjoy summer with your family while listening to a story read from a nature-based children’s book by[...]
Aug 15 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Alternating Tuesdays August 1 through September 12, 3-5pm Join artist Lynn Hoeft for a series of watercolor classes focusing on the flowers of the Arboretum. Lynn says, “We’ll paint the flowers of summer, focusing on[...]
Aug 16 @ 5:30 pm
Sponsored by SBS: The Grain Store Many of us wish to create a garden that works with nature—not one that fights against it! In this presentation, Dr. Art Cameron, director of the Michigan State University[...]
Aug 17 @ 9:30 am – 12:30 pm Polly Hill Arboretum
This class will be held the third Thursday of every month, May through September The workshop will cover the fundamentals of composition, manual camera settings, and using natural light. Students should come with 5-10 prints[...]
Aug 17 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Join Illustrator and textile artist Marlene Cameron to create and take home your own unique handmade paper. Marlene will show you how to form sheets of paper with pulp made from junk mail and scrap paper.[...]
Aug 22 @ 10:30 am
Summer drop-in event. Tuesdays at 10:30am, July 11 through August 29 Relax under the shade of a tree and enjoy summer with your family while listening to a story read from a nature-based children’s book by[...]
Aug 22 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
(Tours run the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of every month, May through September.) Learn more about the Arboretum and its plant collections on guided walks led by knowledgeable staff and docents. These specialized tours are[...]
Aug 22 @ 5:30 pm
Join us for a presentation by BiodiversityWorks biologists, Liz Baldwin and Luanne Johnson, on snakes of Martha’s Vineyard. They will share identification tips and life history information about the seven species of snakes that live[...]
Aug 24 @ 9:30 am – 12:30 pm
Alternating Thursdays June 29 through September 7, 9:30am-12:30pm Join artist and nature enthusiast Genevieve Jacobs in a series of drawing classes focusing on the special landscape and plants of PHA. Genevieve says: “Drawing is a[...]
Aug 29 @ 10:30 am
Summer drop-in event. Tuesdays at 10:30am, July 11 through August 29 Relax under the shade of a tree and enjoy summer with your family while listening to a story read from a nature-based children’s book by[...]
Aug 29 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Alternating Tuesdays August 1 through September 12, 3-5pm Join artist Lynn Hoeft for a series of watercolor classes focusing on the flowers of the Arboretum. Lynn says, “We’ll paint the flowers of summer, focusing on[...]
Sep 7 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Curious about becoming a PHA grounds volunteer? This opportunity allows you to try out working on the grounds without a commitment. You’ll work with Arboretum staff and other volunteers on activities that may include planting,[...]
Sep 7 @ 9:30 am – 12:30 pm
Alternating Thursdays June 29 through September 7, 9:30am-12:30pm Join artist and nature enthusiast Genevieve Jacobs in a series of drawing classes focusing on the special landscape and plants of PHA. Genevieve says: “Drawing is a[...]
Sep 9 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Late summer and early fall is a perfect time to plant. Join us for our end-of-the-season plant sale. Arboretum staff will be on hand to answer questions and offer advice on our selection of choice[...]
Sep 9 @ 1:00 pm
Sponsored by Middletown Nursery Rebecca Lindenmeyr is one of the Northeast’s leading designers exploring the intersection between nature and human living spaces. Her presentation will provide hands on, technical direction for creating beautiful yet functional[...]
Sep 12 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
(Tours run the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of every month, May through September.) Learn more about the Arboretum and its plant collections on guided walks led by knowledgeable staff and docents. These specialized tours are[...]
Sep 12 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Alternating Tuesdays August 1 through September 12, 3-5pm Join artist Lynn Hoeft for a series of watercolor classes focusing on the flowers of the Arboretum. Lynn says, “We’ll paint the flowers of summer, focusing on[...]