Upcoming Special events

Annual Plant Sale  |  Take Tyler Home

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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 jlo@tylerarboretum.org 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:

Babikow Greenhouses
Barbara Knight
Behmerwald Nursery
Brandywine Conservancy & Museum of Art
Cavano’s Perennials
Delaware Center for Horticulture
Gro ’n’ Sell, Inc.
Hillside Nursery and Turf Farm
Kirkpatrick Nurseries
Longwood Gardens
Manor View Farm
Morris Arboretum of the University of Pennsylvania
Mostardi Nursery
Mt. Cuba Center
North Creek Nurseries
Octoraro Farm
Octoraro Native Plant Nursery
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


Tyler at Twilight

Presenting sponsor

Thursday, June 16, 6 p.m – 10 p.m.

335 years ago, Thomas Minshall took ownership of the land that became Tyler Arboretum.
Help us celebrate this milestone anniversary with festive music, delectable dining, open bar and
irresistible auction items. Join the fun and help us celebrate our first 325 years!

Proceeds support Tyler’s environmental education programs and conservation of our natural lands.

Questions? Please call Margaret at 610-566-9134, ext. 210.

Tickets are $100, $40 of which is tax-deductible. Tables of ten are $1,400, $800 of which is tax deductible.

RSVP to Margaret Starke, Special Events Manager at mstarke@tylerarboretum.org or 610-566-9134 ext. 210.  For event details, items for bid, and restaurants that will be present, visit www.tylerattwilight.org.

Book your tickets here. Or visit www.TylerAtTwilight.org.


Arts in Nature Festival featuring Spiral Q

Sunday, June 26, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Wave your flag and bang your drum as you jump in line with Spiral Q’s Puppet Posse.
The West Powelton Steppers will accompany our parade through the Arboretum as we march, skip, and dance with puppets of all sizes. During The Stuff I’m Made Of, festival-goers will experience and understand how a giant vertical crankie operates, the life cycle of how Spiral Q transforms recycled materials into large scale public art, and how that art can transform a movement.

There’s a something for everyone at our food trucks, The Whirly Pig or Chewy’s Philly, and ice cream for all from Weckerly’s Ice Cream.

FREE with regular admission, no pre-registration required; rain or shine.

Wacky Water Festival

Sunday, July 24, 10 a.m. -2 p.m.

Beat the heat and learn how nature ‘keeps its cool’ with this year’s new Wacky Water Festival. Warning: you might get wet with our wacky water activities. Stop by our learning stations to hear about life in the water, and plan to get creative using water to enhance your art projects. Cool off with storyteller Greta Rech as she shares stories from around the world in a shady spot. This month’s food trucks, The Meat Wagon and Oink and Moo, are sure to please. Be sure to grab some Weckerly’s Ice Cream before you leave.

FREE with regular admission, no pre-registration required; rain or shine

Toasts and Tunes Wine Tasting

Thursday, July 28, 6 – 8 p.m.

Enjoy an evening al fresco as you enjoy fresh, seasonal hors d’oeuvres and a sampling of hand-selected wines from Moore Brothers. Catch up with friends as the marimba sounds of local musician Ed Nardi  float through the Arboretum. Tours are offered for those interested in taking a stroll while sipping their wine.

Suitable for adults 21 and older, pre-registration required by calling Joanne Landau at 610-566-9134 ext. 215, limited capacity, first come, first served, $25 for members, $35
for non-members; rain or shine

Bugs and Butterflies Festival

Sunday, August 21, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Bring the family to visit Tyler’s Butterfly House to check out the many native species of butterflies in various stages of their life cycle and watch our monarch tagging demonstrations. Stop by The Academy of Natural Sciences’ Amazing Arthropods
Touch Table to see – or hold – your favorite insect friends. Love honey? Pieter’s Apiary will have live bees in a demonstration hive.  Stop by our food trucks, The Meat Wagon
and Sum Pig, for lunch, and check out the flavors at the Little Baby’s Ice Cream Cart.  Event proudly sponsored by Redbud Native Plant Nursery.

FREE with regular admission, no pre-registration required; rain or shine







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