Tours & Groups

Tyler is a special destination for your group outing. In every season there is an opportunity to experience something beautiful at the Arboretum. See beautiful blooming garden plants and wildflowers, fun tree houses and interactive spaces, majestic heritage trees, and historic buildings. Guided Tours or self-guided options are available.

The Arboretum is an outdoor museum. You will be most comfortable if you dress for the weather and wear casual clothing with comfortable walking shoes.

Adult Guided Group Tours

Guided Tour Options

Private Tours for Adult Groups

Reservations for private tours are required and we ask that you make arrangements for your visit at least two months in advance. Specialized tours for professionals, high school or college students, or other groups are available by arrangement. Tyler Arboretum offers ample bus parking.

For more information, please contact:
Amy Mawby
Director of Public Programs
610-566-9134, ext. 214

Garden Highlights Tour, 1-2 hours

  • Flowers of Spring – Cherries, magnolias, and bulbs in the early spring and rhododendrons, azaleas, lilacs and wildflowers in late spring
  • Summer Highlights – Painter plants, Fragrant Garden, native plants, Stopford Family Meadow Maze
  • Glories of Fall – Trees with good fall foliage and the Stopford Family Meadow Maze

Historic Painter Tour, 1-1½ hour
Tour of the Minshall/Painter homestead including Lachford Hall, Painter Library, the Springhouse, the Fruit Vault and the Greenhouse, as well as the historic 19th century Painter plants. Discover the story of this family of early Quakers farmers and tradesmen and how they shaped the land.

Habitat Gardening, 1-2 hours
Tour of the Butterfly Garden, Native Woodland Walk, and Stopford Family Meadow Maze

Maple Sugaring, 45 minutes – 1 hour
See trees being tapped; sap being boiled down to syrup! (Late January – early March)

Guided Group Tour Rates

Groups of 10 or more who are interested in a guided tour must schedule at least two months in advance.

  • $16 per person (fee includes admission)

Tyler Arboretum offers ample bus parking.

Youth Guided Group Tours

Youth Tour Groups

School Field Trips: The Arboretum offers an extensive diversity of field trip and outreach programs designed to meet curriculum standards for pre-school and elementary grades. Curriculum can also be adapted to meet the needs of home school groups. View School Programs for detailed descriptions.

Summer Camp Groups: Tyler is a great destination for camps that want to explore the natural world. Many of our School Programs can be adapted for visiting summer camps or custom options can be arranged.

Scout and Youth Groups: A variety of hands-on exploratory programs are available that focus on nature, plants, and animals. Many of the programs qualify for badges. See Scout Programs for addition information.

For information regarding school, scout, and other youth group opportunities, click the appropriate links under Education or contact:

Joanne Landau
610-566-9134, ext. 214


Self-Guided Group Tours

Self-Guided Tour Options

Adult Groups may visit the Arboretum on their own. Our Visitor Guide (including a map and garden features) and Trails Map are available at the Visitor Center or online.

Youth Groups are also welcome to visit the Arboretum on their own.

For suggested youth group itineraries, contact:
Liz Hornbach
Youth Education Manager
610-566-9134, ext. 202

Self-guided Group Tour Rates

Groups (15 or more) that wish to visit the Arboretum without a guide may receive $1 off admission per person with a minimum of 24 hours advance notice. To make arrangements, please contact the Visitor Center at 610-566-9134, ext. 212.

  • Adults (16-64), $10
  • Seniors (65+), $8
  • Children (3-15), $6
  • Children under 3, free


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