CALENDAR OF EVENTS 


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

 

Aug 19 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Learn about the history, people, and plants that make Polly Hill Arboretum a special place on one of our guided tours from a knowledgeable volunteer docent. Meet at the Visitor Center. Free with $5 admission,[...]
Aug 20 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Learn about the history, people, and plants that make Polly Hill Arboretum a special place on one of our guided tours from a knowledgeable volunteer docent. Meet at the Visitor Center. Free with $5 admission,[...]
Aug 21 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Learn about the history, people, and plants that make Polly Hill Arboretum a special place on one of our guided tours from a knowledgeable volunteer docent. Meet at the Visitor Center. Free with $5 admission,[...]
Aug 21 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Proceeds benefits BiodiversityWorks and Polly Hill Arboretum BiodiversityWorks biologists Liz Baldwin and Luanne Johnson will share an update on their work to monitor and protect remnant populations of bats on Martha’s Vineyard, and how private[...]
Aug 22 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Learn about the history, people, and plants that make Polly Hill Arboretum a special place on one of our guided tours from a knowledgeable volunteer docent. Meet at the Visitor Center. Free with $5 admission,[...]
Aug 22 @ 10:30 am
Wednesdays at 10:30am: June 27 through August 29 (no story time July 4) Relax under the shade of a tree and enjoy summer with your family while listening to a story read from a nature-based[...]
Aug 23 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Learn about the history, people, and plants that make Polly Hill Arboretum a special place on one of our guided tours from a knowledgeable volunteer docent. Meet at the Visitor Center. Free with $5 admission,[...]
Aug 24 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Four Fridays in August and September, 9am-12pm: Aug 10, Aug 24, Sep 7, Sep 21. $55 per class /$40 for PHA members. Pre-registration is required. Call 508-693-9426 to sign up. Join artist and tree lover[...]
Aug 27 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Learn about the history, people, and plants that make Polly Hill Arboretum a special place on one of our guided tours from a knowledgeable volunteer docent. Meet at the Visitor Center. Free with $5 admission,[...]
Aug 27 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Join Martha’s Vineyard biologist Dick Johnson for a talk detailing the latest data on the spread of lone star ticks, and new information on deer tick larvae. The presentation will also briefly cover the ecology[...]
Aug 28 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Learn about the history, people, and plants that make Polly Hill Arboretum a special place on one of our guided tours from a knowledgeable volunteer docent. Meet at the Visitor Center. Free with $5 admission,[...]
Aug 28 @ 2:00 pm
Learn more about the Arboretum and its plant collections on guided walks led by knowledgeable staff and docents. These specialized tours are designed to offer an in-depth Arboretum experience. The theme will change weekly. Free[...]
Aug 29 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Learn about the history, people, and plants that make Polly Hill Arboretum a special place on one of our guided tours from a knowledgeable volunteer docent. Meet at the Visitor Center. Free with $5 admission,[...]
Aug 29 @ 10:30 am
Wednesdays at 10:30am: June 27 through August 29 (no story time July 4) Relax under the shade of a tree and enjoy summer with your family while listening to a story read from a nature-based[...]
Aug 29 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Invasive species disrupt native ecosystems and have cascading negative effects upon indigenous species and human health. Join PHA Curator Todd Rounsaville to explore the processes of plant invasions, their harmful effects on the environment, and[...]
Aug 30 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Learn about the history, people, and plants that make Polly Hill Arboretum a special place on one of our guided tours from a knowledgeable volunteer docent. Meet at the Visitor Center. Free with $5 admission,[...]
Aug 30 @ 10:00 am – 12:30 pm
Alternating Thursdays August 16 through September 27, 10am-12:30pm (August 16, August 30, September 13, September 27) Join artist Lynn Hoeft for a series of watercolor classes focusing on the sights and scenes of Polly Hill[...]
Sep 6 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Curious about becoming a PHA grounds volunteer? This opportunity allows you to try out working on the grounds without a commitment. You’ll work with the Arboretum staff and other volunteers on activities that may including[...]
Sep 7 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Four Fridays in August and September, 9am-12pm: Aug 10, Aug 24, Sep 7, Sep 21. $55 per class /$40 for PHA members. Pre-registration is required. Call 508-693-9426 to sign up. Join artist and tree lover[...]
Sep 8 all-day
Saturday, September 8. Sale: TBA (Lecture: 1pm) Free and open to the public. Late summer and early fall is a perfect time to plant. Join us for our end-of-the-season plant sale, where Arboretum staff will[...]
Sep 8 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Sponsored by the Dukes Soil Conservation District Free and open to the public Learn to use native plants to make your life easier! The featured presentation at our fall plant sale by Dan Jaffe of[...]
Sep 11 @ 2:00 pm
Learn more about the Arboretum and its plant collections on guided walks led by knowledgeable staff and docents. These specialized tours are designed to offer an in-depth Arboretum experience. The theme will change weekly. Free[...]
Sep 12 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Sponsored by SBS: The Grain Store Patrick Cullina is an award-winning horticulturist, landscape designer, photographer, lecturer, and planning consultant with nearly twenty-five years of experience in the landscape and green infrastructure fields. We are pleased[...]
Sep 13 @ 10:00 am – 12:30 pm
Alternating Thursdays August 16 through September 27, 10am-12:30pm (August 16, August 30, September 13, September 27) Join artist Lynn Hoeft for a series of watercolor classes focusing on the sights and scenes of Polly Hill[...]
Sep 20 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
$45/$30 for PHA members. Pre-registration is required. Please call 508-693-9426 to sign up. Martha’s Vineyard is home to over 100 species of edible wild plants, ranging from native species like bayberry and beach plum, to[...]
Sep 21 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Four Fridays in August and September, 9am-12pm: Aug 10, Aug 24, Sep 7, Sep 21. $55 per class /$40 for PHA members. Pre-registration is required. Call 508-693-9426 to sign up. Join artist and tree lover[...]
Sep 22 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Saturday, September 22, 1-4pm. Class repeats Wednesday, September 26. $55/$40 for PHA members. Pre-registration is required. Call 508-693-9426 to sign up. PHA Horticulturist/Arborist Ian Jochems will cover tree and shrub pruning techniques such as directional[...]
Sep 25 @ 2:00 pm
Learn more about the Arboretum and its plant collections on guided walks led by knowledgeable staff and docents. These specialized tours are designed to offer an in-depth Arboretum experience. The theme will change weekly. Free[...]
Sep 26 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Saturday, September 22, 1-4pm. Class repeats Wednesday, September 26. $55/$40 for PHA members. Pre-registration is required. Call 508-693-9426 to sign up. PHA Horticulturist/Arborist Ian Jochems will cover tree and shrub pruning techniques such as directional[...]
Sep 27 @ 10:00 am – 12:30 pm
Alternating Thursdays August 16 through September 27, 10am-12:30pm (August 16, August 30, September 13, September 27) Join artist Lynn Hoeft for a series of watercolor classes focusing on the sights and scenes of Polly Hill[...]