Exhibits at the Arboretum

June 25, 2019 – October 14, 2019 all-day
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 we are again hosting an outdoor art exhibit featuring works inspired by sights and scenes at the Arboretum. This exhibit will showcase unique perspectives on the Arboretum’s plants and landscapes featuring the artwork of Mary Alden, Leonard Hall, Lynn Hoeft, Laurie Howick, Peter Jochems, Dale Julier, Nancy Kingsley,  Kathy Kinsman, Melisande Knowles, Kasha Ritter, Carmen Torres Rodriguez, Beth Smith, and Katy Upson. The pieces were selected to represent different seasons, different plants, and varied styles and perspectives. Weatherproof copies of the original art will be displayed on the grounds where the piece was created.


EXHIBIT:  Castles in the Conifers

An exhibit by Island potter Bill O’Callaghan, AKA The Mad Potter. Visit the Arboretum’s Conifer Rows and wander among the evergreens for a glimpse of castles and fairy folk. Bill’s whimsical sculptures will delight children and adults alike! This exhibit will be on display through September 2019.


EXHIBIT:  Dinosaur Plants

A returning self-guided, family-friendly exhibit opening this fall at the Arboretum: a special map will guide visitors to plants with origins in the Triassic, Jurassic, or Cretaceous periods within the Mesozoic Era. While dinosaurs went extinct, plants persisted. Check out ferns, the dawn redwood, monkey puzzle trees, gingko, and magnolia, which were all around at the time of the dinosaurs. Some plants have evolved, while others remain much the same as they were when dinosaurs munched on their leaves. Fossils, a timeline, and other interesting facts will be available at the PHA Visitor Center.