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Polly Hill Arboretum

Polly Hill Arboretum Review

The late horticulturist and part-time Vineyard resident Polly Hill tended some 2,000 species of plants and developed nearly 100 species herself on her old sheep farm in West Tisbury. On-site are azaleas, tree peonies, dogwoods, hollies, lilacs, magnolias, and more. Hill raised them from seeds without the use of a greenhouse, and her patience is the inspiration of the arboretum. Run as a nonprofit center, the arboretum also runs guided tours, a lecture series, and a visitor center and gift shop.

    Contact Information

  • Address: 809 State Rd., West Tisbury, MA, 02575 | Map It
  • Phone: 508/693–9426
  • Cost: $5 (donation)
  • Hours: Grounds daily sunrise–sunset. Visitor center late May–mid-Oct., daily 9:30–4
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  • Location: West Tisbury
Updated: 05-13-2013

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