Over two centuries in the making, Tyler Arboretum is a gorgeous 650-acre expanse of pristine woodlands, wildflower meadows, winding stream valleys, butterfly-filled gardens, and historic buildings nestled into the green rolling hills just west of Philadelphia.
While an arboretum is usually understood to be “a botanical garden devoted to trees,” Tyler Arboretum is much more than that. It operates today as a nonprofit public garden dedicated to preserving, enhancing, and sharing its heritage, history, collections, and landscapes, a place to inspire appreciation of nature and encourage environmental stewardship.
Tyler Arboretum’s broad programming spans environmental education, historic preservation, horticulture, and outdoor recreation. Open year-round, Tyler hosts seasonal events and activities, ranging from its renowned treehouse and Butterfly House exhibits, a meadow maze, hands-on nature workshops and tours, horticultural exhibits, plant sales, and more. It is a delightful, beautiful place—and a fantastic resource—dedicated to re-connecting people with the natural world.