Our new website is designed to be mobile device friendly – and we hope that you find it friendly to use!
Although we have done our best to test all the links and correct all mistakes, if you have any problems, or find any errors, please let us know! Email Us with corrections and suggestions for website
We are planning more content, including plant information, some of Bill Finch’s archives, links to videos, and more! So keep us in your bookmarks, and join the RSS feed to get notified when there are updates to the posts.
Feel free to comment on any of the posts.. we are looking for input on contents and suggestions for improvements! Even a pat on the back for things that are going on at the Gardens!
Russell Tayler of katoosh.com has been the designer-in-chief and has patiently guided the development of layout of pages and posts. He is also responsible for the drone videos and photos! Liz Duthie has worked on content and layout.
Renewals, upgrades and new memberships keep coming in! Thank you, thank you, thank you!
We are happy to have you, and want your neighbors, friends and acquaintances to join us, too.
The Gardens look better every week, and one of your basic membership benefits is unlimited admission for you and others in your household during operating hours, which now include Saturday and Sunday! (The Gardens are closed on Tuesday and Wednesday.) For more benefit details go to http://mobilebotanicalgardens.org/membership/ .
Please invite others to join the Mobile Botanical Gardens. Our membership year runs from July 1 – June 30. The various levels of membership are described at the above link.
To encourage you to help us get new members, we are offering MBG merchandise to existing members. If someone tells us you were responsible for recruiting them (by phone or in “additional info” online), we will give you the following:
1 new member, we will hug you (MBG logo can hugger)
2 new members, we will carry you (MBG logo tote bag)
3 new members, we will protect you from the sun (MBG logo cap)
4 new members, we will feed you (MBG cookbook)
5 new members, we will shelter you from the rain (MBG logo umbrella)
We are dependent on memberships and donations for our operating expenses, so please help us build membership, and consider increasing your own membership level.
Thursday, June 18, 7 pm in the Botanical Center
Experiencing the botanical side of Martha’s Vineyard- Most people assume only the rich and famous vacation on the Vineyard, and they spend their time sunning themselves on the beach and enjoying fine, expensive dining.
That may be true, but there is so much more to this little 100-square-mile island off the coast of Massachusetts. What most of those people don’t know is that more than 35 percent of the island is permanently conserved and it is home to one of the most incredible collections of plants on the east coast: the Polly Hill Arboretum.
Amanda Wilkins will give you a behind-the-scenes tour of the Vineyard in a way only an almost-Islander can.
Free to members and $10 for non-members.
Reservations requested: (251) 342-0555 or email to email@example.com – Subject: Martha’s Vineyard
We’re looking for volunteers to come out on June 6 at 9 am to help prepare the forest for an upcoming burn!
Sunday, June 14 at 4 pm
Join Amanda Wilkins, our Curator of Collections for an afternoon walk to see what is going on in the Gardens! She’ll cover some of the history and talk about future plans, as well as talk about some of her favorite plants..
Free for members, $10 for non-members
Please meet in the Piff Courtyard outside of the Offices.
Reservations requested: (251) 342 0555 or email to firstname.lastname@example.org – Subject: Weekend Walk June 14th
PLEASE NOTE NEW HOURS FOR ACCESS TO MBG!
Effective as of Monday 18th 2015 through September 2015
Monday, Thursday and Friday – 7am to 5pm
Saturday and Sunday – 10am – 7pm
TUESDAY and WEDNESDAY – CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC
The gates to the main Gardens will be locked outside of the opening hours.
Access to the Longleaf Forest from the main Parking Plaza will remain open from dawn to dusk every day.
If you need access outside of these hours, please call the Office at (251) 342-055 to confirm.