EXHIBITS AT POLLY HILL ARBORETUM

 

PHA Gnome Hunt

Gnomes have been known to be spotted on the PHA grounds once February break begins (starting Feb. 20, 2021). Follow the clues written by an expert gnome spotter. You can find the clues in a brochure box next to the PHA Visitor Center. Here, you can also find the PHA Quest, and a Winter Tree ID guide.

Gnomes could be anywhere on the PHA grounds—follow the clues! These gnomes help to care for our plants, so make sure to say hello and thank them for their hard work!

Arboretum admission is $5; Free for children under 9, and free for PHA members. The grounds are open daily sunrise-sunset. Kids and their families/caregivers ride free on the VTA to Polly Hill Arboretum during school vacation week, Feb 22-26.

All buildings including restrooms are currently closed to the public. Please wear a mask and maintain a six foot distance from other visitors. Enjoy nature while staying safe!

 

 

Arboretum Quest

The Arboretum has had its own quest in past years, and was at one time part of an Island-wide quest. Youth Educator Elliott Bennett recently revived this fun tradition with a fresh take. Designing a new Arboretum quest along with Education, Membership, and Outreach Coordinator Ann Quigley, Elliott has created an engaging way for kids and families to discover the unique plants of the Arboretum, bringing them to corners of the grounds they may never have explored, and providing fascinating plant facts along the way. Enjoy a safe outdoor activity with family and friends, pose next to the plaque you will find upon completing the quest, and if you want, share your success on social media and encourage others to try it out.

Arboretum admission is $5; Free for children under 9, and free for PHA members. The Arboretum grounds are open daily sunrise-sunset. All buildings including restrooms are currently closed to the public. Please wear a mask and maintain a six foot distance from other visitors. Enjoy nature while staying safe!