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 2015

We have begun to schedule our 2015 programing, which will focus on tree conservation and seeds. Ned Friedman, director of the Arnold Arboretum kicks off our summer lecture series in early June with his talk on the evolution of trees. Author Richard Horan takes us on his journey of seed collecting at famous authors homes, Peter Crane delves into the history of the ginkgo tree, and Quarry Hill director Bill McNamara shares his plant collecting adventures to save endangered trees around the world. Our own Tim Boland, Ian Jochems, and Tom Clark  will share stories of their respective trips to the Ozarks and the American Southeast in search of endangered tree seeds as well. Watch for more as the winter progresses!

For full listing check our Calendar-at-a-Glance

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

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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.


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March – June 2015

Vanishing Acts, a traveling outdoor exhibit developed by the Morton Arboretum, is coming to PHA! This exhibit seeks to increase public awareness of the precarious future of the world’s endangered trees. As the forests go, so go the trees. Experts are delivering new warnings that deforestation, plant diseases pests, and climate change are combining to dramatically reduce the amount and health of the world’s forests and trees. Ten percent of all tree species are now threatened with extinction, officials say.
Visitors will embark upon a global journey, exploring compelling tree stores from around the world displayed on 15 panels. Many of the featured trees are planted on the Arboretum grounds.

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