Tyler Arboretum

Tyler Arboretum
Gary
Bloomer
515 Painter Road
Media
PA
19063
610-566-9134
Tyler Arboretum invites you to discover the wonders of nature just outside Media, PA, Delaware County among 650 acres of woodlands and meadows, and along 17 miles of walking and hiking trails. Open year round.

Tyler Arboretum invites you to discover the wonders of nature just outside Media, PA, Delaware County among 650 acres of woodlands and meadows, and along 17 miles of walking and hiking trails. Open year round.

Featuring champion trees, heritage magnolias, cherries, crabapples, hollies and lilacs, and 11+ acres of rhododendrons and azaleas.

Herbs are featured in the Fragrant Garden and the Edible Garden (reopening September 2018) promotes healthy and delicious eating. An extensive collection of conifers is displayed in the Pinetum, with paths and walks along the Scenic Loop. Tyler's habitat-based displays include the Native Woodland Walk, Butterfly House (open seasonally) and the Stopford Family Meadow Maze.

Education
School programs serve nearly 7,000 elementary and preschool students from 20 districts in surrounding counties and four states. Life-long adult learners participate in hands-on workshops and classes on gardening, sustainable horticulture and botanical arts as well as field studies about birds and native plants. Kids and families enjoy discovery opportunities exploring plants and nature.

Kids get outdoors and have fun learning about the natural world through summer camp, Scout programs and eco-birthday parties.

Natural Lands

The Arboretum is steward to 650 acres – over a quarter of the total acreage of privately protected land in Delaware County.
Seventeen miles of hiking trails traverse 550 acres of woodland, meadow and stream valleys.
Tyler is recognized as an IBA (Important Bird Area) by the National Audubon Society and maintains an active Bluebird nest box program with 47 monitored and maintained boxes.

Exhibits

Ten tree houses are open seasonally, generally from April through the end of November. Tyler’s 1,400-square-foot Butterfly House is filled with native butterflies, caterpillars, chrysalis and the plants they depend upon for survival. The House is open in July and August.

History

This National Historic Register property passed through eight generations of the Minshall/Painter/Tyler families beginning with its purchase in 1681 from William Penn. The property became a public garden at the bequest of the last family descendent in 1944.

Tyler Arboretum oversees the preservation of several historic buildings, including Lachford Hall, a stone Pennsylvania bank barn, the Painter Library and several 19th Century outbuildings including a root cellar, springhouse, and greenhouse.

https://www.tylerarboretum.org/visit/directions-hours-admission/

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