CALENDAR OF EVENTS 


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

 

Jun 18 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Join PHA Grounds Manager/Arborist Ian Jochems for a class covering fruit tree management and growth control techniques focusing on apples, cherries, peaches, and pears. Participants will learn how trees set bud and what type of[...]
Jun 20 @ 10:00 am – 12:30 pm
Join artist Lynn Hoeft for a series of watercolor classes focusing on the sights and scenes of Polly Hill Arboretum. 6 Thursdays, 10am-12:30pm (June 6, June 13, June 20, August 1, August 8, August 15)[...]
Jun 21 @ 9:30 am – 12:30 pm
8 Fridays, 9:30am-12:30pm: June 14, 21, July 12, 19, 26, August 2, 9, 16 Join artist and tree lover Lizzy Schule on PHA’s campus for a series of nature drawing classes. Each class will cover[...]
Jun 25 @ 9:30 am – Oct 14 @ 4:00 pm Visit anytime the PHA grounds are open: daily, sunrise to sunset
Visit anytime the PHA grounds are open: daily, sunrise to sunset EXHIBIT: Art in the Arboretum Opens June 25. Opening reception & tour: Tuesday, June 25, 5:30pm This summer, in celebration of PHA’s 20th anniversary,[...]
Jun 25 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Tours run the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month, May through September, 2-3pm Learn more about the Arboretum and its plant collections on guided walks led by knowledgeable staff and docents. These specialized tours[...]
Jun 25 @ 5:30 pm – Jun 26 @ 12:54 pm
Join us for an opening reception in honor of our 2nd annual visitor art show, “Art inthe Arboretum.” This exhibit will showcase unique perspectives on PHA’s plants and landscapes featuring works by 13 featured artists[...]
Jun 26 @ 5:30 pm
Sponsored by Heather Gardens Horticulture, scientific research, and art appreciation are connected by the portrayal of the beauty and diversity of plants. Historical and contemporary botanical art defines and delineates species and leads to an[...]
Jun 27 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Observing, dissecting, and sketching plants leads to an enhanced ability to identify, understand, and appreciate them. Visiting instructor Bobbi Angell is a Vermont-based botanical illustrator, who works closely with scientists from institutions like the NY[...]
Jun 29 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
We welcome Dan Benarcik of Chanticleer in Wayne, PA, to give a workshop teaching participants to build their own Reitveld-style Garden Chair, just like those on the grounds at Polly Hill Arboretum. Dan explains he[...]
Jul 9 @ 10:30 am
Relax under the shade of a tree and enjoy summer with your family while listening to a nature-based children’s book read by one of our volunteers. A simple walk or activity related to the book[...]
Jul 9 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Tours run the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month, May through September, 2-3pm Learn more about the Arboretum and its plant collections on guided walks led by knowledgeable staff and docents. These specialized tours[...]
Jul 12 @ 9:30 am – 12:30 pm
8 Fridays, 9:30am-12:30pm: June 14, 21, July 12, 19, 26, August 2, 9, 16 Join artist and tree lover Lizzy Schule on PHA’s campus for a series of nature drawing classes. Each class will cover[...]
Jul 16 @ 10:30 am
Relax under the shade of a tree and enjoy summer with your family while listening to a nature-based children’s book read by one of our volunteers. A simple walk or activity related to the book[...]
Jul 17 @ 5:30 pm
ANNUAL LISINA & FRANK W. HOCH LECTURE Sponsored by Middletown Nursery/Oakleaf Landscape and the Dukes Soil Conservation District Climate change is already altering the behavior of plants in New England. Recently retired conservation director for[...]
Jul 19 @ 9:30 am – 12:30 pm
8 Fridays, 9:30am-12:30pm: June 14, 21, July 12, 19, 26, August 2, 9, 16 Join artist and tree lover Lizzy Schule on PHA’s campus for a series of nature drawing classes. Each class will cover[...]
Jul 23 @ 10:30 am
Relax under the shade of a tree and enjoy summer with your family while listening to a nature-based children’s book read by one of our volunteers. A simple walk or activity related to the book[...]
Jul 23 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Tours run the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month, May through September, 2-3pm Learn more about the Arboretum and its plant collections on guided walks led by knowledgeable staff and docents. These specialized tours[...]
Jul 24 @ 5:30 pm
Join horticulturist Harnek Singh for a photographic tour of the Flower Garden at Wave Hill, a private estate turned public garden located along the Hudson River in the Bronx. Harnek will speak about how he[...]
Jul 26 @ 9:30 am – 12:30 pm
8 Fridays, 9:30am-12:30pm: June 14, 21, July 12, 19, 26, August 2, 9, 16 Join artist and tree lover Lizzy Schule on PHA’s campus for a series of nature drawing classes. Each class will cover[...]
Jul 30 @ 10:30 am
Relax under the shade of a tree and enjoy summer with your family while listening to a nature-based children’s book read by one of our volunteers. A simple walk or activity related to the book[...]
Jul 31 @ 7:30 pm
Sponsored by the Dukes Soil Conservation District   Join us for a lecture by Paul Goldstein, research entomologist with the USDA Systematic Entomology Laboratory in Washington, DC, where he is curator in the Lepidoptera (moth)[...]
Aug 1 @ 10:00 am – 12:30 pm
Join artist Lynn Hoeft for a series of watercolor classes focusing on the sights and scenes of Polly Hill Arboretum. 6 Thursdays, 10am-12:30pm (June 6, June 13, June 20, August 1, August 8, August 15)[...]
Aug 2 @ 9:30 am – 12:30 pm
8 Fridays, 9:30am-12:30pm: June 14, 21, July 12, 19, 26, August 2, 9, 16 Join artist and tree lover Lizzy Schule on PHA’s campus for a series of nature drawing classes. Each class will cover[...]
Aug 6 @ 10:30 am
Relax under the shade of a tree and enjoy summer with your family while listening to a nature-based children’s book read by one of our volunteers. A simple walk or activity related to the book[...]
Aug 7 @ 5:30 pm
Richard Johnson, Director of the Martha’s Vineyard Tick Program will present the latest data on deer and ticks on the Vineyard. The presentation will start with a review of the three common ticks on the[...]
Aug 8 @ 10:00 am – 12:30 pm
Join artist Lynn Hoeft for a series of watercolor classes focusing on the sights and scenes of Polly Hill Arboretum. 6 Thursdays, 10am-12:30pm (June 6, June 13, June 20, August 1, August 8, August 15)[...]
Aug 9 @ 9:30 am – 12:30 pm
8 Fridays, 9:30am-12:30pm: June 14, 21, July 12, 19, 26, August 2, 9, 16 Join artist and tree lover Lizzy Schule on PHA’s campus for a series of nature drawing classes. Each class will cover[...]
Aug 13 @ 10:30 am
Relax under the shade of a tree and enjoy summer with your family while listening to a nature-based children’s book read by one of our volunteers. A simple walk or activity related to the book[...]
Aug 13 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Tours run the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month, May through September, 2-3pm Learn more about the Arboretum and its plant collections on guided walks led by knowledgeable staff and docents. These specialized tours[...]
Aug 14 @ 5:30 pm
ANNUAL DAVID H. SMITH MEMORIAL LECTURE Funded by a grant from The Nature Conservancy and sponsored by the Dukes Soil Conservation District. Jennifer Ceska, Conservation Coordinator at the State Botanical Garden of Georgia, will share[...]