Visit Polly Hill Arboretum


Visit the Arboretum frequently and discover the extraordinary range of plants that can be grown successfully on Martha’s Vineyard.

There is always a reason to visit PHA!  Whether you have a special interest in plants, would like to share a special outing with family or friends, or are simply looking for a quiet walk on your own, our grounds are sure to please.

Our grounds are open daily from sunrise to sunset. The Visitor Center is open 9:30am-4pm daily mid-May through mid-October. Check our programs calendar to view upcoming scheduled tours. Self-guided tours are available at our Visitor Center or parking lot kiosk. We have a $5 admission; members and children 12 and under are free.

In addition, families may try our Family Explorer Backpacks. The packs, available at the Visitor Center during the season, are a fun, educational way for families to tour our grounds. Packs may be checked out during Visitor Center hours or call in advance to reserve in the off season.



Arboretum Hours

Grounds open daily, sunrise to sunset year-round.


Your support helps us grow!

Members free

*Adults $5

*Children 12 and under free

Visitor Center

Located at 795 State Road, West Tisbury MA. The Visitor Center and Plant Sales are open seasonally, reopening on Saturday, May 25 2024. 


Docent led tours are available May through August on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9-10am and 10-11am. Check our programs calendar for the schedule of additional Arboretum guided tours. Tours are included with price of admission. To arrange a specialized tour for a large group, please contact [email protected] (additional fees may apply for specialized tours).


Topography is level but grounds and pathways can be uneven in places. All public spaces are handicapped accessible. Thanks to a generous gift we have a lightweight, maneuverable wheelchair available. To us the wheelchair, call (508-693-9426) to reserve it in advance of your visit. Please note that a companion is needed to push the wheelchair.


Picnic in the designated area near the Visitor Center

Fires and smoking are prohibited

Leave bicycles in the racks provided in the parking lot

Pets are not allowed

Do not climb on trees, walls or fences

Respect areas indicated as private

Come often and enjoy the seasonal changes