Polly Hill Arboretum

Perfect Storms Topple Trees, Altering Island's Landscape

Nearly two months after a string of northeasters battered the Island, environmental groups are still cleaning up thousands of downed trees.

Rare Plant Find on Martha's Vineyard Is First for United States

An unassuming little European plant called Carex disticha, or Brown sedge, was discovered last year on the shore of Sengekontacket Pond. It is the first found in the United States.

Arboretum Is Laboratory for Climate Change

A small herbarium at Polly Hill Arborteum is helping researchers monitor climate change, which has already left its mark on flowering plants in the region.

Polly Hill Hosts Climate Change Talk

Nobel prize winning physician Dr. Eric Chivian will speak on the topic of climate change at Polly Hill Arboretum next Wednesday.

Arbor Day at Polly Hill

Polly Hill Arboretum will celebrate Arbor Day on Friday, April 28 with an afternoon of tree-themed activities.

Fruit Tree Pruning

Polly Hill Arboretum and The Grey Barn will host a two-part fruit tree pruning workshop.

New Education Center and Botany Lab, Polly Hill Continues to Grow

With the opening of a new education center and botany lab, the Polly Hill Arboretum is hoping to become the leader in plant science and conservation on the Island.

Polly Hill Arboretum Named to National Historic Register

The internationally recognized North Tisbury arboretum has been named to the National Register of Historic Places.

Funding Secured, New Education Center Ready to Take Root at Polly Hill

With funding from the Massachusetts Cultural Council, Polly Hill Arboretum plans to break ground in September on a $ 1 million educational center and botany lab.

New Polly Hill Guide Plays Matchmaker for Gardeners and Plants

Just in time for spring planting, staff at the Polly Hill Arboretum have debuted a plant selection guide, a searchable database that helps local growers choose ideal plants for their green spaces. The site has cataloged nearly 1,000 plants according to their preferred growing conditions.

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