Adult Education


We are proud to bring high-caliber speakers to the Vineyard every summer and would like to thank our friends and sponsors, Bartlett Tree Experts,  Donaroma’s Landscape & Nursery Services, Heather Gardens,  Middletown Nursery, and S.B.S. The Grain Store for their generous support of our lecture series.

Program line-up for 2014

We have begun to schedule our 2014 programing.  Dr. Gerard Donnelly from the Morton Arboretum is the Frank and Lisina Hoch lecture speaker, Andrew Bunting and Scott McMahan will speak on plant collecting in the wild, Eric Rutkow speaks on his book American Canopy, and Buddy Huffaker, director of the Aldo Leopold Foundation is the David H Smith Memorial speaker. Watch for more info and program additions throughout the winter.  

2014 Calendar-at-a-glance

For detailed listings go to Programs and click on the event on the calendar

To let us know what you think of our programing please contact us at



spring grounds vGrounds Volunteer Day

Thursday, September 4, and the first Thursday of the month through October

9am – noon

Description: Individuals interested in volunteering on the PHA grounds are encouraged to join us on the first Thursday of the month from April through October from 9am to noon. Learn about our grounds and tree maintenance program and lend-a-helping-hand. Dress appropriately and bring gloves – necessary tools will be provided. We’ll meet at the Littlefield Maintenance Building adjacent to the greenhouse on the south end of the property, but please park at the PHA Visitor Center and enjoy the walk across the property. If you plan to join us, please call us so we can plan the mornings accordingly. Thanks and we look forward to seeing you! Join us just once or every month.



Jazen’s Art Studio Painting Classcreat and

Sunday, October 12


Join Jasmine Thompson for a fall inspired paint class at the Polly Hill Arboretum. Jasmine will instruct participants to paint this fall scene from the Arboretum. $40 includes the class and all materials plus fall treats and cider YUM!!

To sign up call or email Jasmine at 508-684-8041 or, or go directly to her registration page

For more information you may also call Karin at 508-693-9426