CALENDAR OF EVENTS 


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

 

Jun 23 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
A wealth of woody plants can be propagated effectively and economically by softwood cuttings. Join PHA Plant Propagator Bridget Reed to learn the basic science and techniques behind this seemingly magical way of producing woody[...]
Jun 26 @ 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. This[...]
Jun 26 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
“Art in the Arboretum” Exhibit Opening Tuesday, June 26, 5:30pm Join us for an opening reception in honor of our 20th anniversary visitor art show, “Art in the Arboretum.” This inaugural exhibit will showcase unique[...]
Jun 27 @ 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[...]
Jun 27 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
For over 450 million years, insects have been an integral part of terrestrial ecosystems, surviving several mass extinctions that have nearly wiped out life on the planet. The evolution of the diversity of the insects[...]
Jun 28 @ 10:00 am – 12:30 pm
Alternating Thursdays May 17 through June 28, 10am-12:30pm May 17, May 31, June 14, June 28 Join artist Lynn Hoeft for a series of watercolor classes focusing on the flowers of the Arboretum. Lynn says,[...]
Jun 30 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Sponsored by The Dukes Soil Conservation District. Free and open to children ages 6 and up. Space is limited. Please pre-register. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Take a walk around Polly Hill Arboretum[...]
Jul 1 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Daily at 10am in July and August (excluding July 4th) Learn about the history, people, and plants that make Polly Hill Arboretum a special place on one of our daily tours from a knowledgeable volunteer[...]
Jul 2 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Daily at 10am in July and August (excluding July 4th) Learn about the history, people, and plants that make Polly Hill Arboretum a special place on one of our daily tours from a knowledgeable volunteer[...]
Jul 3 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Daily at 10am in July and August (excluding July 4th) Learn about the history, people, and plants that make Polly Hill Arboretum a special place on one of our daily tours from a knowledgeable volunteer[...]
Jul 5 @ 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[...]
Jul 5 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Daily at 10am in July and August (excluding July 4th) Learn about the history, people, and plants that make Polly Hill Arboretum a special place on one of our daily tours from a knowledgeable volunteer[...]
Jul 5 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm Martha's Vineyard Camp Meeting Association Tabernacle
Join PHA Director Tim Boland as he outlines the history, programs, and unique collections of the Polly Hill Arboretum on Martha’s Vineyard. The legendary horticulturist Polly Hill started the Arboretum by planting a seed in[...]
Jul 6 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Daily at 10am in July and August (excluding July 4th) Learn about the history, people, and plants that make Polly Hill Arboretum a special place on one of our daily tours from a knowledgeable volunteer[...]
Jul 7 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Daily at 10am in July and August (excluding July 4th) Learn about the history, people, and plants that make Polly Hill Arboretum a special place on one of our daily tours from a knowledgeable volunteer[...]
Jul 8 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Daily at 10am in July and August (excluding July 4th) Learn about the history, people, and plants that make Polly Hill Arboretum a special place on one of our daily tours from a knowledgeable volunteer[...]
Jul 9 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Daily at 10am in July and August (excluding July 4th) Learn about the history, people, and plants that make Polly Hill Arboretum a special place on one of our daily tours from a knowledgeable volunteer[...]
Jul 10 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Daily at 10am in July and August (excluding July 4th) Learn about the history, people, and plants that make Polly Hill Arboretum a special place on one of our daily tours from a knowledgeable volunteer[...]
Jul 10 @ 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[...]
Jul 11 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am
Three Wednesdays in July, 9am-12pm: July 11, July 18, July 25 $55/$40 for PHA members. Pre-registration is required. Call 508-693-9426 to sign up. Join artist and tree lover Lizzy Schule on PHA’s campus for a[...]
Jul 11 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Daily at 10am in July and August (excluding July 4th) Learn about the history, people, and plants that make Polly Hill Arboretum a special place on one of our daily tours from a knowledgeable volunteer[...]
Jul 11 @ 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[...]
Jul 11 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Annual Lisina & Frank W. Hoch Lecture Great and Ancient Trees of the North Temperate World Sponsored by Bartlett Tree Experts Paul Meyer, Executive Director of the Morris Arboretum of the University of Pennsylvania, will[...]
Jul 12 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Daily at 10am in July and August (excluding July 4th) Learn about the history, people, and plants that make Polly Hill Arboretum a special place on one of our daily tours from a knowledgeable volunteer[...]
Jul 12 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Tours run the following Thursdays at 5:30pm: June 7, June 21, July 12, July 26 In celebration of our 20th year as a public garden, please join PHA staff throughout the season as they share[...]
Jul 13 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Daily at 10am in July and August (excluding July 4th) Learn about the history, people, and plants that make Polly Hill Arboretum a special place on one of our daily tours from a knowledgeable volunteer[...]
Jul 14 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Daily at 10am in July and August (excluding July 4th) Learn about the history, people, and plants that make Polly Hill Arboretum a special place on one of our daily tours from a knowledgeable volunteer[...]
Jul 15 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Daily at 10am in July and August (excluding July 4th) Learn about the history, people, and plants that make Polly Hill Arboretum a special place on one of our daily tours from a knowledgeable volunteer[...]
Jul 16 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Daily at 10am in July and August (excluding July 4th) Learn about the history, people, and plants that make Polly Hill Arboretum a special place on one of our daily tours from a knowledgeable volunteer[...]
Jul 17 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Daily at 10am in July and August (excluding July 4th) Learn about the history, people, and plants that make Polly Hill Arboretum a special place on one of our daily tours from a knowledgeable volunteer[...]