Group Lectures

If you can’t come to us, we can come to you. Programs are available for Garden Clubs, Senior Groups, Corporations, Civic Associations, or other adult groups.  We strive to connect you to Tyler’s diverse landscapes and programs through illustrated lectures.

A range of 45 minute, illustrated presentations on gardening or nature are available for groups of 10 or more participants. Topics for these presentations include.

  • Blooms and Butterflies
  • Container Savvy
  • Flowering Trees and Shrubs for your City Garden
  • Gardening for Birds and Butterflies
  • Great Gardens of the Delaware Valley
  • Introduction to Bulbs
  • Introduction to Vegetable Growing
  • Native Plants for the Home Landscape
  • Perennials for Shade
  • Perennials for Sun
  • Spring Flowering Tyler Trees
  • Woodland Wildflowers

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Talks are given by Amy Mawby or Julia Lo Ehrhardt

Julia Lo Ehrhardt is the Community Outreach Manager at Tyler Arboretum and engages volunteers, interns and groups such as yours with mission related topics. She has over 25 years of experience in the public garden field which includes directing the Anderson Japanese Garden, directing the School of Professional Horticulture at the New York Botanical Garden, and managing outdoor horticulture at Baywood Greens and Longwood Gardens.  Most recently, she was the Director of Visitor Experience at Mt. Cuba Center where she managed the tour programs and visitor services.  Julia earned a B.S. in Ornamental Horticulture from the University of British Columbia and a M.S. in Public Horticulture from the University of Delaware, Longwood Graduate Program.

Amy Mawby is the Director of Public Programs at Tyler Arboretum. She is responsible for the management of the Education Department and oversees the coordination of volunteer services and Visitor Center staff and operations. Amy previously worked as Education Coordinator for Bowman’s Hill Wildflower Preserve and has interned at Morris Arboretum, the New York Botanical Garden and Cornell Plantations. Amy earned a B.S. in Plant Science from Cornell University and a M.S. in Public Horticulture from the University of Delaware, Longwood Graduate Program.

We welcome suggestions for topics that your group would like to explore.  Additional fees may apply.

Pricing for 45 minute illustrated presentation:

Day and time: 10 to 20 attendees 21 to 40 attendees above 41 attendees
(9am to 8pm)
$75 $100 $150
(9am  to 5pm)
$100 $175 $250

Note:  Extra charges may incur due to commute length.

To arrange for a program, click here for the request form.  Upon the receipt of the completed form, Julia Lo Ehrhardt will contact you to secure the date(s).

To arrange for a program, please contact:
Julia Lo Ehrhardt
Community Outreach Manager
610-566-9134, ext 305


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