PLEASE NOTE: A planned power outage means Tyler Arboretum will close to visitors at
2 pm on Friday, April 29. We’ll be open as usual from 9 am on April 30.
Thanks for your understanding.

TA_PlantSale PCAnnual Plant Sale  |  Take Tyler Home

Members Preview: Friday, May 6, 11 am – 7 pm
General public sale: Saturday, May 7, 9 am-3 pm

This year, take Tyler home with a selection of plants from our meadows, trails, and collections to enjoy in your garden.

Find your Favorite Lilac
New varieties and old favorites for every niche in the garden.

Free Garden Consultations with Award Winning Designers
Email Julia at or call
610-566-9134, ext. 205 to schedule. Spaces limited.

Create a Fabulous Container with our pre-mixed selection of
container plants – or design your own with our Plant Experts.

Connoisseur’s Corner
Hard to find varieties for the plant enthusiast

Members! Shop Friday for the best selection!
5% member discount on plant purchases on Friday and Saturday.

Be sure to look at the list of woody and perennial plants available for sale. Please note, the list is by no means everything that will be available. We’re also offering lots of vegetables, annuals, herbs,
and a lot more.

For those people in need of more detail on the woody and perennial plants available at this year’s sale, here’s a list (please note, this is an 89-page PDF).

And calling all herb fans, don’t panic: you have NOT been forgotten. Here’s a list of the herbs we’ll have available to add to your collection.

Our sincere thanks to this year’s Plant Sale donors:

Pleasant Run Nursery
Randy Kobetich
Redbud Native Plant Nursery
Rick Ray
Sam Browns Wholesale Nursery
Scott Arboretum of Swarthmore College
Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
Brian Hartman
Shipley Allinson
Gro ’n’ Sell, Inc.

Goats Are Coming to Tyler!

Q: What has four legs, can go where machines and people can’t, and eats weeds?

A: Goats!


This summer, we’re bringing goats to Tyler to eat weeds in our meadows.

Will you help us?

Why goats?

Goats are sustainable meadow managers. They love to eat the invasive and woody plants we want to get rid of in our meadows, and that are difficult to control by other means: Poison Ivy, Mile-a-Minute, Multiflora Rose, and other pests of the plant world. With 650 acres to manage, we thought we would get help from experts! These goats work as full-time staff from late May to October, paid in the ‘weeds’ they eat. Goats are cool, cute, and quirky. They have distinct personalities, are highly social, and love to climb, so they can go where machines and people can’t. See them in three large paddocks along the Scenic Loop this summer, roaming and munching freely.

BUT, bringing goats to Tyler is expensive, so we need your help.

Your support for goats renews our Meadows!

It will cost $20,000 to bring goats to Tyler, from Green Goats Inc., located in Rhinebeck, NY. This is an investment in the stewardship of our beautiful landscapes, and in a sustainable plan for renewal of our meadows.

Plus, goats are super fun and entertaining to see!

Help with your donation today, click here.

P.S. You’ll find a list of frequently asked questions about goats here.




19th Annual Woody Plant Conference   Click here to learn more.
at Swarthmore College
Wednesday, June 29, 2016
Lang Performing Arts Center, Swarthmore, PA
This popular, day-long conference focuses on great woody plants for the Mid-Atlantic States and how to use them in the landscape.

About Tyler One of the oldest and largest arboreta in the northeastern United States, Tyler Arboretum’s heritage dates to 1681, when the land that makes up Tyler was acquired from William Penn by Thomas Minshall. Today, Tyler is a valued community resource and cultural destination. Open year round (except Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, and Christmas Day ), with 650 acres and 17 miles of hiking trails, Tyler provides a natural sanctuary for families, children, and adults interested in history, nature, and horticulture. Tyler Arboretum invites you to connect, explore, and grow with nature today.