Polly Hill Arboretum, The

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United States of America - Massachusetts - West Tisbury

Institution Code: POLLY

International Agenda Registration: No

BGCI Member: Yes

ArbNet Accredited: Level IV

About the Polly Hill Arboretum, The

The mission of the Polly Hill Arboretum is to perpetuate the experimental tradition in horticulture established by Polly Hill, by sharing of knowledge of plants and scientific procedure through educational programs, research, plant conservation and exploration.

Main Address:
Polly Hill Arboretum, The
809 State Road
P.O. Box 561
West Tisbury
Massachusetts 02575 United States of America

Telephone: (508) 693-9426
Fax: (508) 693-5772
URL: www.pollyhillarboretum.org
Primary Email: info@pollyhillarboretum.org

Staff Details

  • Director's Name: Timothy M. Boland, Executive Director
    Curator's Name:
    Plant Records Officer's Name: Elizabeth Thomas
  • Total Staff:
    Horticultural Staff Number: 3
    Educational Staff Number: 3
    Research Staff Number: 6
    Administration Staff Number: 3

About the Garden

  • Institution Type: Botanic Garden
  • Status
  • Status: Private: No
    Status: State: No
  • Date founded: 1997
  • Physical Data
  • Natural Vegetation Area: Yes
    Natural vegetation area: Size: 20 Hectares
  • Landscaped Area: Yes
    Landscaped Area: Size: 8 Hectares
  • Total Area: 28 Hectares
    Latitude: 41.4029747
    Longitude: -70.6773216
    Annual Rainfall: 1143 mm
    Altitude: 18.28 Metres

Features and Facilities

  • Herbarium: Yes
    Arboretum: Yes
    Arboretum Size: 8
  • Micropropagation/ Tissue Culture Facilities: No
    Seed Bank: No
    Published Plant Catalogue: Yes
    Computer Plant Record System: Yes
  • Open to public: Yes
    Friends society: Yes
    Retail Outlet: Shop: Yes
    Retail Outlet: Plant Sales: Yes
    Disabled access: Yes
  • Number of Visitors: 16000
    Number of Volunteers: 100

Plant Collections

  • Accession Number: 2024
    Cultivation Taxa Num: 1531
  • Special Collections:APGA -Plant Collection Network - Stewartia: More than 70 trees, 9 distinct cultivars
  • Invasive Species Monitoring: Yes
    Invasive Species Policy: Yes
    ABS Policy: Yes
    Plant Collection Policy: Yes

Conservation Programmes

  • Conservation Programme: Yes
    Medicinal Plant Programme: No
    Ex Situ Conservation Programme: Yes
    Reintroduction Programme: No

Research Programmes

  • Biotechnology: No
    Plant Breeding: No
    Conservation - Biology: No
    Conservation - Genetics: No
    Data Management Systems and Information Technology: Yes
    Ecology: Yes
    Ecosystem Conservation: Yes
    Education: Yes
    Ethnobotany: No
    Exploration: Yes
    Floristics: Yes
    Horticulture: Yes
    Invasive Species Biology and Control: Yes
    Molecular Genetics: No
    Pollination Biology: No
    Restoration Ecology: Yes
    Seed/Spore Biology: No
    Systematics and Taxonomy: Yes
    Sustainability: Yes
    Pharmacology: No
    Agriculture: No
    Land Restoration: Yes
    Urban Environments: No

Education Programmes

  • Visitor/Education Centre: Yes
    Education Signs in Garden: Yes
    Public Lectures/Talks: Yes
    Education Booklets/Leaflets: Yes
    Guided Tours: Yes
    Permanent Public Displays: Yes
    Special Exhibitions: Yes
    Courses for School Children: Yes
    Courses for University/College Students: No
    Courses for General Public: Yes
    Education Programme: Yes