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Mission Statement

At Tyler Arboretum, our mission is to preserve, enhance, and share our heritage, collections, and landscapes, to create and inspire stewards of the natural world.

Description

Located in the heart of Delaware County, PA, Tyler Arboretum is a place of natural beauty and history dating back to the time of William Penn. It encompasses 650 acres of renowned plant collections, heritage and champion trees, historic buildings, and 17 miles of hiking trails through woodlands, wetlands, and meadows. Tyler serves the Greater Philadelphia region through horticulture, education, and the preservation of natural lands.

What We Do

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.

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.

Nine tree houses are open seasonally, generally from Mid-April through December.

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.

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