PHA Receives Highest Accreditation for a Second Time

The Polly Hill Arboretum has been awarded a Level IV Accreditation by The ArbNet Arboretum Accreditation Program and The Morton Arboretum. ArbNet is the only global initiative to officially recognize arboreta at various levels of development, capacity, and professionalism. PHA is also recognized as an accredited arboretum in the Morton Register of Arboreta, a database […]

Brie Arthur at Polly Hill Arboretum in July!

Brie Arthur, Author of The Foodscape Revolution, will be visiting Martha’s Vineyard in July to give a lecture and a children’s program at Polly Hill Arboretum. Both events are sponsored by Island Grown Initiative and Polly Hill Arboretum. The Foodscape Revolution Wednesday, July 25, 5:30pm. $10/$5 for PHA members Join Brie Arthur for a presentation […]

Aligning Mission & Values with ESG Investing

By Pamela Kohlberg, Chair of the Investment Committee Environmental conservation and education are at the core of the Arboretum’s mission. The Board of Directors wishes to reflect these values in the investments held directly by the endowment. With this statement of purpose in 2013, the PHA Board of Directors began research on an ESG (Environmental/Social/ […]

Summer Review and Looking Ahead

Attendance was lively at our annual summer lecture series held in the Far Barn. Our summer evening lecture series allows us to bring leading figures in horticulture, science, and garden design from around the world to share new ideas with PHA members and the Vineyard community. The major theme of this past summer’s programs was […]

Sustainable Practices at PHA

Polly Hill Arboretum engages in sustainable practices wherever possible. When it comes to landscaped areas, these practices include limiting the use of pesticides, preserving existing plantings, and proper plant selection. We adhere to “right plant, right place” in an effort to promote plant health and reduce the demand for irrigation and other inputs. Sustainability does […]