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 Nursery, Heather Gardens, Middletown Nursery, and S.B.S. The Grain Store for their generous support of our lecture series.
Program line-up for 2013
So far we have lined up Arthur Haines for a two-day wild food foraging workshop, Dan Benarcik from Chanticleer for two programs: his popular chair workshop and an evening lecture , Guy Sternberg from Starhill Forest Arboretum is our annual Lisina and Frank H. Hoch speaker, and Peter Hatch, Director of Gardens and Grounds at Monticello will speak on his new book, A Rich Spot of Earth:” Thomas Jefferson’s Revolutionary Garden at Monticello. The David H. Smith Memorial Lecture will feature Stephen Kellert, the Tweedy Ordway Professor Emeritis of Social Ecology at Yale University.
Holly from Vineyard Herbs returns for her popular herbal workshops and Tim along with Julie Jenny from the Scott Arboretum will present a fun program on the Botany of Beer!
Check our 2013 calendar of events for a quick overview of this season’s programs.
Click on Programs for detailed listings.
To let us know what you think of our programing please contact us at email@example.com
Thursday, May 23
10am – noon
Volunteers are very important people at the Polly Hill Arboretum. As the Arboretum grows, volunteer opportunities grow as well. Spend a morning with volunteer coordinator Nancy Weaver, executive director Tim Boland, and other PHA staff for this across-the-board introduction to the many ways you can become involved at the Arboretum. Participants will tour the plant collections, review Arboretum history, and learn what goes on behind the scenes at PHA. Many of our most valuable volunteers began with this popular class and went on to be trained through our docent program. Open to all. No fee.
Call Nancy to register. 508-693-9426
Saturday, May 25 10am – 2pm
Early Bird Tour, 9-10am
Join Curator Tom Clark for a pre-plant sale tour to learn what’s happening on the grounds and see some mature specimens of plants we have for sale.
Help us celebrate the opening of our Visitor Center for the season with our annual Memorial Day plant sale. Whether you’re a budding gardener or already have two green thumbs, our plant sale will have something for you. Arboretum staff have chosen and grown plants that are noted for their superior ornamental qualities and their adaptability to our Vineyard climate and soils.
Plants for sale every day all season! Current Plant List