Woodland Winter Wonderland
Saturday, December 7, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Bundle 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. Professional photographer Craig Single will capture an image for you that will be perfect for your holiday card–and a steal for just a $10 donation to Tyler! Enjoy creating unique crafts, including natural ornaments using materials gathered at Tyler. The kids will love our Reindeer Scavenger Hunt and learning 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 campfire 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. This event will take place rain or shine.
Free with admission; additional $10 for family photo (proceeds go to Tyler); pre-registration required by calling Joanne Landau at 610-566-9134, ext. 215; limited capacity for photos and hayrides; sign up for photos and hayrides available at the event–first come, first served.
Country Gardeners Greens Sale
Saturday, December 7, 9:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Enjoy a huge selection of beautiful holiday arrangements and trimmings: fresh greens, hand-made wreaths, swags, ornaments, and other natural holiday decorations. The Country Gardeners Annual Greens Sale is held at Tyler’s maintenance building and run by The Country Gardeners of Lima.
No admission required for the Greens Sale.
Pancake Breakfast & Maple Sugaring Celebration
Saturday, February 22, 8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Snow date: Saturday, March 1
Bundle up and enjoy this annual celebration of the maple tree’s sweet offerings. Join one of our ongoing tours to discover how sap is turned into syrup, and try your hand at tapping a tree. Then, satisfy your appetite in the historic barn with our famous all-you-can-eat pancake and sausage breakfast. Hot coffee and cocoa accompany this delicious wintertime feast.
No pre-registration required; Adults: $12, Children (ages 3-12) $6, Under 3 FREE.
Annual Plant Sale
Friday and Saturday, May 2-3, 2014
Garden lovers from around the region mark their calendars for Tyler Arboretum’s Annual Plant Sale. Filled with plants sure to please the novice and expert gardener alike. This year’s sale features a special selection of plants grown for their fragrance. Perfect for Mother’s Day gifts, shoppers can choose from plants with aromatic flowers or foliage ranging from delectably sweet to exotically spicy. As always, there will be a strong assortment of deer resistant plants. Our plant experts will be on hand to help select the best plants for individual landscapes and gardens and our volunteers will help pack and load your new treasures for the ride home. All proceeds benefit the Arboretum.
Admission to the Arboretum is free to everyone for Saturday’s event. Shop early for best selection!
Check back for the details about the 2014 Plant Sale.
2014 Tyler at Twilight Auction
Thursday, June 12, 2014
The annual Tyler at Twilight Auction affords guests an exceptional garden party atmosphere complete with music, cocktails and silent and live auctions. Enjoy a display from some of the best local dining and shopping establishments in our area, complemented by sumptuous menu selections from local restaurants. As our largest fundraising event, the Tyler at Twilight Auction has grown tremendously since its inception and is now in its eleventh consecutive year!
Check back for details about the 2014 Tyler at Twilight Auction.
Pumpkin Days Celebration
Saturday and Sunday, October 19 and 20, 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Celebrate the season with our traditional autumn festival. This fun-filled family day is full of fun activities, yummy food and, of course, pumpkins! Pick our your prized pumpkins, assemble a scarecrow to take home, jump in the moon bounce, play games and see Tyler’s glorious fall colors on display during a hay wagon tour. This is an event you won’t want to miss!
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 handicapped parking.
Because this is a fundraising event, no free guest passes will be accepted on October 19-20. Entry fees are $10 for non-member adults, $7 for non-member children, $4 for member adults, $2 for member children and all children under three years old are free. Some activities require tickets. Tickets and ticket packages will be available for purchase on site during Pumpkin Days.
In addition to many free activities and activities that require tickets, we also have a fun line-up of free entertainment for both days.