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Address: 809 State Rd., West Tisbury, Martha's Vineyard, MA 02575
Phone Number: (508) 693-9426
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A Lovely Arboretum

I love this place and visit every time I come to MV. I have bought multiple plants and enjoyed walking the grounds. Nice library of gardening books for sale and a really great... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 10, 2016
VacaCouple2014
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New York City, New York
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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2016

I love this place and visit every time I come to MV. I have bought multiple plants and enjoyed walking the grounds. Nice library of gardening books for sale and a really great plant sale in the spring/fall.

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Marlborough, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016

Nice to walk around on your own and enjoy the space. We got there around 4 or 5pm and nobody seemed to be around except for us. I think they're working on expanding the area to make it larger, but it's actual got quite a good amount of area already. Careful for ticks!

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Thank kgee34
West Tisbury, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015

Built out over the years from Polly Hill's garden, the site is beautiful in all seasons. Fall is as beautiful as any other time. the environment is basically free roaming but guidance is available in the Visitor Center. Special trails and challenges for young people. Great experience.

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Thank Bun45
West Tisbury, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

I am a bit late in getting this posted but would feel remiss if I were not to acknowledge the wonderful time my family and I had at Polly Hill Arboretum's Daffodil Days celebration this past April. The grounds were beautiful, the staff friendly and knowledgeable, and the daffodil displays extensive and gorgeous. There were even crafts for the kids!... More 

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Thank ceonmv
West Tisbury, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015

My family & I come here every season just to see all the trees & plants at every stage of their cycle. We always bring every guest we have because we think this place is so special! If you don't leave feeling happy than you have missed the true meaning of this place. We especially enjoy following the "Saga of... More 

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Chicago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015

Visited here on many local recommendations - well worth it. Away from the maddening August crowds, you can commune with nature. A special plus is the parking - a rare commodity on the island. This little gem is well known to the locals and I hope many island visitors will put it on their list. Night time talks on many... More 

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Ipswich, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

A walk through gardens you see unique chairs, out door fireplaces as well as trees , bushes and plants. A quiet retreat if you had enough traffic and too much beach.

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Thank Marty C
Boston, Massachusetts
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

This is a smallish arboretum just off State Road. The plants are both local and with some from around the world, including the famous monkey puzzle trees. I would give it more stars, but it is a small place. Certainly if you are in West Tisbury and would like to go for a short walk among well cared for plants,... More 

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Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

The paths wander through the woods and fields, and the lack of pretension is palpable. The tour was nice, but being on one's own, dawdling through the trees, was the best. Very helpful in the information area and charming, helpful staff. You can see why this is a favorite with so many.

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Bristol, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

Mrs. Hill is gone but her life's work lives on. Just a very wonderful destination for anyone who is into horticulture and gardening. An extensive collection of specimens. Stunning Stewartia trees. Many of the trees and shrubs were started from seed. Special azaleas developed by Mrs. Hill herself. A good strolling tour. Don't miss the Monkey Puzzle tree.

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