The Polly Hill Arboretum relies on the generosity of its members and friends to provide the funding support that is critical to the care of our collections and the continuation of our programs.

Our annual operating expenses are supported with funds raised through membership, donations, and our spring and fall appeals. Voluntary contributions to our appeals are an opportunity to support PHA in addition to membership dues. Gifts to this appeal provide direct support to our daily operations; activities such as maintaining the grounds, preparing the collections for winter, organizing school group tours, collecting seed, and updating plant records.

View our 2023 end of year appeal here. 



Support the PHA Staff Housing Initiative

We are thrilled to be breaking ground on a new building project to help ensure the future of PHA. This project addresses the impact of the Island’s housing crisis on our organization, and will help us attract and retain qualified personnel, which is essential in accomplishing our mission now and in the years ahead.

As PHA heads toward its 25th year as a public garden, we are celebrating our progress and looking toward a bright future, but that future depends on our ability to hire and retain staff.

After several years of thoughtful consideration and strategic planning toward solving our housing challenges, we have begun to build staff housing on campus, and we need your support to meet this challenge!

Click here to read the staff housing case statement

We look forward to partnering with our members, supporters, and the Island community to help secure the future of Polly Hill Arboretum.

Donate to the PHA Staff Housing Initiative



See our Membership Page for more information.


Planned Giving

Planned Giving  is a meaningful way to support the Arboretum now and into the future. For more information please contact executive director Tim Boland at 508-693-9426.

Thank you for your support as we work to maintain the Arboretum in a manner that honors Polly Hill’s lifework. We will use your gift wisely to meet practical needs.






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