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


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



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Second Saturday of the Month, November – March


Every season of the year the Polly Hill Arboretum offers something of beauty and interest to visitors. On the second Saturday of the month, from November thru March, join Arboretum staff for a look at plants of interest in the landscape. At this time of year bark and tree structure stand out, along with fruits and berries. The tour starts at 10am and runs for a little over an hour. Meet at the Visitor Center and dress for the weather. Tours are free. 508-693-9426.