Stunning Stewartia

On Wednesday, July 2, from 10 a.m. to noon join Polly Hill Arboretum director Tim Boland for a look a stewartias, a stunning small flowering tree. Stewartias are notable for their multi-season appeal — sumptuous flowers, beautiful fall color, and attractive bark.

Many types of stewartia thrive in abundance at the West Tisbury arboretum, where Polly assembled a nationally recognized collection. After an illustrated talk Mr. Boland will lead a tour of the arboretum to see these trees at peak flowering time.

The cost is $24, or $20 for arboretum members. And, if you come away determined to find a place for these wonderful trees in your own garden, stewartia trees will be available for sale at the visitor center.

For details, call 508-693-9426.