Martha's Vineyard Sights

Polly Hill Arboretum

  • 809 State Rd. Map It
  • West Tisbury
  • Garden/Arboretum

Published 07/22/2015

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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.

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809 State Rd., West Tisbury, Massachusetts, 02575, United States

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Sight Details:

  • $5 (donation)
  • Grounds daily sunrise–sunset. Visitor center late May–mid-Oct., daily 9:30–4

Published 07/22/2015


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