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Polly Hill Arboretum

Closed Now: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Art and Trees

A wonderful place to stroll through stands of trees planted from seeds from around the world. Art... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Montvale, New Jersey
Peaceful, Green Retreat from Crowds

We loved our visit to Polly Hill Arboretum. We were greeted by friendly, knowledgeable staff who... read more

Reviewed 17 August 2018
Mara B
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The Polly Hill Arboretum is a public garden. The grounds are open to visitors daily, sunrise to sunset, year-round. A staffed Visitor Center with garden info, merchandise and plant sales is open Memorial Day weekend through Columbus Day weekend...more
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795 State Road, West Tisbury, Martha's Vineyard, MA 02575
+1 508-693-9426
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A wonderful place to stroll through stands of trees planted from seeds from around the world. Art is always a focus, with watercolor workshops, sculptures and paintings related to the arboretum in view. Very helpful staff.

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Reviewed 17 August 2018

We loved our visit to Polly Hill Arboretum. We were greeted by friendly, knowledgeable staff who even stayed a few minutes late, so we could buy a cap! All paths and each specimen are well-signed/identified, there are good maps, plus there are interesting seasonal displays...More

Thank Mara B
Reviewed 3 August 2018

We spent a pleasant couple of hours strolling through the grounds so named in honor of Polly Hill who began the arboretum in 1958. You will see a diverse collection of trees and shrubs within the 72 acre grounds. There are also whimsical exhibits in...More

Thank John O
Reviewed 29 July 2018 via mobile

The grounds of Polly Hill are five star. Each plant , shrub, and tree has an informative plaque. I left with a lot of new knowledge which I appreciated. The staff was unfriendly and It was disappointing to be greeted by a person who seemed...More

Thank ECW_PhD
Reviewed 28 July 2018

Incredible collection of specially planted species of trees and perennials. Tree species not native to the Island but from around the world and thriving...most unusual. Also took my 3 year old niece to storytime, a walk around the grounds and then an activity, in keeping...More

Thank ncoombesmith
Reviewed 18 June 2018

Such a beautiful place to walk around. Such a diverse assortment of trees and plants. The architecture of the bathrooms is amazing lol!

Thank Laura M
Reviewed 18 June 2018

The Polly Hill Arboretum, is named, oddly enough, for Polly Hill, a MV resident who made this her life's work. It is a lovely arboretum, with a great variety of vegetation. We came in early June, and most of the flowering trees were done, but...More

1  Thank nippnsc
Reviewed 16 June 2018 via mobile

Gorgeous grounds beautiful buildings hundreds of plant species go for a stroll. Dozens of acres of rare plants. Fields and meadows. Nice Authentic Vineyard

Thank Daniel M
Reviewed 6 December 2017

This beautiful arboretum has every type of plant that can grow on the Vineyard. The area is quite large with many paths. Most trees and plants are signed telling what it is. The grounds are well maintained. In the Spring, the blossoming trees are intense...More

Thank Robert W
Reviewed 12 October 2017

We visited after the Visitor Center was closed for the year. There is a request of $5 donation. A very nice self-tour map is available as well as picnic tables. The entire arboretum is 70 acres but you can spend an hour to get a...More

Thank Rosalind K
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