Saturday, October 13, 10:00 am – 11:00 am – Inspirational Women of Botany

Herbalists, midwives, gardeners, cooks: Women have been expert practical botanists since pre-history. Many also became recognized professional botanists who contributed widely to plant science. From authoring the first botany textbooks to establishing the science of ecology, women botanists did it all! Join author Dr. Judith Sumner to explore the continuing role of women in botanical studies, conservation, landscape design, and horticulture including the significant work of the Polly Hill Arboretum’s own Polly Hill. Come celebrate the many important roles of women in practical and scientific botany on Saturday, October 13, beginning at 10 am, at the Arboretum in West Tisbury. $20/$10 for PHA members. For more information visit