In addition to knowing that you are helping to preserve a Martha’s Vineyard landmark as a public institution for all to enjoy, you will also receive benefits based on your membership category (all membership contributions are tax-deductible). The Polly Hill Arboretum will not sell or trade a donor’s personal information at any time without express written consent.




Individual ($50)
Household ($75)
Friend ($100)
Sponsor ($250)
Benefactor ($500)
Polly Hill Circle ($1,000)
Photography Membership ($150)
(Benefit descriptions below…)



Give a year of public garden membership benefits to a friend or family member. An enriching experiential gift in the form of a tax-deductible donation to support a good cause!


Individual ($50)

  • Free admission for the member for one year (one membership card)
  • Full tax deduction for membership donation
  • Discounts on merchandise in our Visitor Center
  • Discounts on classes and lectures
  • Free admission to selected programs
  • Newsletters and programming announcements
  • Reciprocal admission to other gardens – for listing click here*
  • Access to our library by appointment
  • Discounts at local garden centers for listing click here


Household ($75)

  • All Individual benefits plus…
  • Free admission for two adults (two membership cards)
  • Four children / grandchildren admitted with member


Friend ($100)

  • All Household benefits plus…
  • Two guests admitted with member (excluding program fees)


Sponsor ($250)

  • All Friend benefits plus…
  • Invitations to special events


Benefactor ($500)

  • All Sponsor benefits plus…
  • Behind-the-scenes tour with PHA staff or docent
  • Annual seed dividend from the Arboretum, upon request


Polly Hill Circle ($1000)

  • All Benefactor benefits plus…
  • Guided tour for up to eight with the Executive Director
  • Free admission to lectures for members and guests


Photography Membership ($150)

  • All Friend benefits plus permission to conduct professional photo shoots on the PHA grounds, with the condition that the following policy is adhered to:

  • Photography sessions must be scheduled one week in advance. Party maximum is 20 people. Arboretum admission is waived for members of the group. Please notify PHA staff how many photographers and guests will be in your group, the start time and duration of your session, and where on the grounds the shoot will take place. Please keep feet and tripods out of garden beds, and avoid blocking paths. Please refrain from climbing on stone walls, or disturbing plants. Please carry out any trash that is produced during your visit. You are responsible for the members of your party adhering to the Arboretum’s policies. Contact us at [email protected] for permission and location specifications.




* The American Horticultural Society’s Reciprocal Admissions Program offers free admission and/or additional benefits at over 300 gardens throughout North America and the Cayman Islands. To view a list of participating gardens, visit