“If you look the right way, you can see that the whole world is a garden.” 
― Frances Hodgson Burnett, The Secret Garden

Burnett's book, The Secret Garden was published in 1911
And today, the global community is breathing new life and new meaning into her words through unprecedented commitment to appreciating, supporting and preserving our world and all the plants, animals and resources on it.

Just 20 years ago, who would have guessed:
  • ...that recycling would become as routine as brushing our teeth
  • ...that the environment would be debated daily on the news, in classrooms and around the kitchen table
  • ...that things like Vertical Farming and Geo-engineering (the development of radical large scale ideas to help reverse the effects of global warming) would ever be more than science fiction? 
Get "twisted" this month!  This  tree stump is just one of 
many weird & wonderful characters you'll meet at Tyler.

May is the perfect time to celebrate your family's participation in the global nurture nature movement by visiting an amazing garden in your own backyard...

Tyler Arboretum, just outside of Media, dates back to the time of William Penn - and serves the Greater Philadelphia region through horticulture, education and the preservation of natural lands.


There are 650 acres of all things green... and 17 miles of hiking trails where kids' imaginations can literally run wild...
...in fields of flowers...at ponds bursting with lily pads...and in shady forests, serenaded by the birds.

TIP: Bring a jar... 'cause bug hunting just comes naturally to kids!  


Lilac Sunday, May 1st, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Tyler’s Lilac Collection is in  full bloom with stunning colors and memorable scents that are too good to be missed. Stroll the collection and enjoy the heady fragrance. No pre-registration required; FREE with admission.


Tyler's Annual "Take Home" Plant Sale, Saturday, May 7th - 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Grow a little 'Tyler' at home by shopping their primo selection of plants collected from their own meadows and trails, including lilacs!

Plan a Free Garden Consultation with Award Winning Designers! Spaces are limited so claim your spot by emailing Julia at jlo@tylerarboretum.org or calling 610-566-9134, ext. 205.


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