The Polly Hill Arboretum

The Polly Hill Arboretum

The Polly Hill Arboretum

Address 809 State Road
West Tisbury, MA 02575 
Email info@pollyhillarboretum.org
Hours of Operation Our grounds are open everyday from sunrise to sunset. The Visitor Center is open from 9:30am to 4pm daily from Memorial Day to Columbus Day. Guided tours are offered daily in July and August at 10am, and by advanced reservations otherwise. Self-guided tours are available at our Visitor Center or parking lot kiosk. 
Link http://www.pollyhillarboretum.org/
Phone 508-693-9426

The Polly Hill Arboretum, a Martha’s Vineyard horticultural and botanical landmark, was developed by the legendary horticulturist, Polly Hill (1907-2007). Here in 1958, Polly began an arboretum by sowing a seed, eventually bringing 20 acres under cultivation while preserving 40 additional acres as native woodland. Established in 1998 as a not-for-profit institution the Arboretum is devoted to the cultivation and study of plants and the preservation of the character and magic of this tranquil landscape.

 

Rare trees and shrubs from around the world are set among stone walls, meadows, and fields, including Polly’s famous North Tisbury azaleas, the national stewartia collection, camellias, hollies, rhododendrons, crabapples, conifers, magnolias, and many more. The kousa dogwood allee, perennial border, monkey puzzle tree, and the Julian Hill magnolia are favorites with visitors.