Upcoming Events

Toasts and Tunes Wine Tasting

Thursday, July 30, 2015, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.


Cool off with a sampling of fine wines courtesy of Moore Brothers and a selection of seasonal hors D’oeuvres, all while enjoying the soothing music of acoustic guitarist and singer Bob Croce. Tours will be offered to those interested in taking a stroll as they sip 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 members, $30 non-members; rain or shine

Butterfly Festival

Saturday, August 22, 2015, 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.


Discover the beautiful world of butterflies! Visit Tyler’s Butterfly House to see live butterflies in all stages of their glorious life cycle. Become familiar with the plants that attract our fluttering friends and watch monarch tagging demonstrations. Also, learn about your favorite creepy crawlers in Jon the Bugman’s insectarium, and buzz over to Pieter’s Apiary to watch live bees in a demonstration hive. Gourmet pizza will be available for purchase from the Pizza Wagon. Event proudly sponsored by Redbud Native Plant Nursery.

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

Back in Time at Tyler

Sunday, September 13, 11:00 am – 4:00 p.m.

Travel back in time to the 1800s. Explore Tyler’s historic buildings and learn about the earliest generations of family members who lived on this property. Discover our Historic Painter Plants Collection and stand alongside magnificent trees and shrubs. The Union Patriotic League will share their love of history through demonstrations, hands-on activities and displays for all ages. The scientific interests of the Painter brothers will be featured.
No pre-registration required; FREE with admission.

Oktoberfest Tyler Style Beer Tasting

Thursday, September 24, 2015, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.

Get in the spirit of Oktoberfest with the perfect combination of specialty beers from Pinocchio’s Beer Garden To Go (which features an extensive collection of 800 craft beers),
a selection of gourmet pizza and the live bluegrass music of Ridley Creek.
Suitable for adults 21 and older; pre-registration required; first come, first served.
Tickets: $25 members, $30 non-members; rain or shine.

Pumpkin Days Celebration                 FREE for members! 

Saturday and Sunday, October 17 and 18, 2015, 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
This is a fundraising event, no free guest passes accepted on Oct. 17-18.

Tyler's Pumpkin_DaysCelebrate the season with our traditional autumn festival. These fun-filled family days are full of activities, live entertainment, delicious food from a fun selection of food trucks, and of course, pumpkins. Pick out your prized pumpkin, assemble a scarecrow to take home, jump in the moon bounce, or race through an inflatable obstacle course, make crafts, play games, and see Tyler’s glorious fall colors on a hay wagon tour. No pre-registration required. FREE for members! Non-member admission is $11 for adults, $7 for children ages 3 to 15;
kids under 3 are free.

Free parking for Pumpkin Days is exclusively at the Penn State Brandywine campus, where visitors can catch the complimentary shuttle bus to and from Tyler Arboretum. Strollers are welcome on the shuttle. Parking at the Arboretum is reserved for visitors with disabilities.

In addition to many free activities and activities that require tickets, we also have a fun line-up of free entertainment for both days.

Woodland Winter Wonderland 

Saturday, December 5, 2015, 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

ScavengerHunt_5Bundle up and join us in celebrating nature and the winter season with some simple old-fashioned fun that will get you in the true spirit of the holiday season. Have a family photo taken in our beautiful antique sleigh (perfect for your holiday card!). Enjoy creating unique crafts, including natural ornaments using materials gathered at Tyler. The kids will love our Reindeer Scavenger Hunt and visiting our discovery stations to learn what the animals, birds, and plants are doing to survive the cold. Historic Lachford Hall will be decorated for the holidays and open for tours. Then take a festive hayride through the Arboretum meadows and warm up afterwards with hot beverages and holiday cookies. A cheerful bonfire will keep you warm throughout the event. While you are here, be sure to take advantage of the annual Country Gardeners Greens Sale to get some shopping done. Rain or shine.

No pre-registration required. Free with admission. Limited capacity for hayrides; first come, first served.

The Country Gardeners Annual Greens Sale

Saturday, December 5, 2015, 9:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

wreathYou are invited to discover unique holiday gifts and arrangements, all made with fresh greens and natural decorations, at The Country Gardeners Annual Holiday Greens Sale. This is held in Tyler’s maintenance building; there are no parking or admission fees.

Enjoy browsing through fresh wreaths, swags, kissing balls, and table decorations. Or look for a decorated table-top tree covered with hand-crafted ornaments. These items are unique creations designed and hand made by members of the Club. You will find many perfect, one-of-a-kind gifts. Be sure to treat yourself, too! The beautiful items offered will make decorating your home quick, easy and affordable. Most items are priced from $10 to $50.

For more information about the sale please contact The Country Gardeners at CountryGardenersofLima@gmail.com or call (610) 975-9763.

The Country Gardeners is a non-profit organization. Proceeds from the annual Greens Sale enable the Country Gardeners to support many local groups in our community.

No admission required for the Greens Sale.

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