Polly Hill Arboretum is a garden-lovers oasis on Martha’s Vineyard
The Polly Hill Arboretum is a 70-acre public garden that showcases the success of adventuresome Vineyard gardener Polly Hill’s 50 years of horticultural exploration. Rare trees and shrubs from around the world and native plants are set gracefully amidst rustic stone walls and quaint island meadows. The grounds are open every day from sunrise to sunset, and tours are available by advance appointment. Self-guided tours are also available. To learn more, log on to www.polly hillarboretum.org By Lindsay Oliver
The Dogwood Allée (above), the Homestead Border, and the Hornbeam Allee (right) are special points of interest at the arboretum.
809 State Road, West Tisbury, MA
Open every day sunrise to sunset
Spring into Summer: A Celebration of Plants
May 28, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
A kick-off celebration for the opening day of the Visitors Center, with a plant sale, workshops tours, and more activities.
“Best of” Ground Covers and Perennials
June 14, 10 – 11 a.m.
One of an ongoing series of tours on ideal ground covers and perennials for the Cape and Islands.
Designing Gardens with Flora of the American East with Carolyn Summers
July 13, 7:30 p.m.
An evening lecture and a wonderful learning experience for the New-England gardener.
A Landscape History Walk with Karin Stanley
August 16, 10 – 11 a.m.
Take a tour through nature and time at Polly Hill.
Fall Plant Sale
September 10, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Stock up on beautiful plants for your home and garden.