Not all paths at Tyler are paved, we are a naturalistic landscape and access to plants and garden displays is often on turf or mulched surfaces. Visitors will be most comfortable in footwear suitable for uneven surfaces. Some areas involve moderate to steep grades and there is limited ADA accessibility. Strollers with larger tires are more easy to manage than umbrella-style strollers.
We are working to increase accessibility. Most recently, the Scenic Loop path was opened in April 2013 and offers a 1.07-mile ADA-compliant path perfect for walkers, runners, strollers and wheelchairs. This path starts at the pond and gives paved access to the Wister Rhododendron Garden, the Stopford Family Meadow Maze, the Pinetum, the Giant Sequoia and two new tree houses. In 2010, a paved path system was installed in the 13-acre Wister Rhododendron Garden, which provided another 0.75-mile wandering path through this historic garden and connects to the Scenic Loop. In addition to providing ADA access, the paving is also permeable, allowing rain to drain through to recharge the ground water.