Frequently Asked Questions

Is there accommodation nearby?2019-11-14T05:15:06-05:00

Although Tyler Arboretum does not offer rooms, to find and compare hotels near Media, check with https://www.hotelscombined.com/ 

I would like to become more involved at Tyler. Can I volunteer?2019-07-02T12:25:24-05:00

Absolutely! We depend on volunteers to make Tyler such an enjoyable place. Contact the Volunteer Coordinator at jlo@tylerarboretum.org for more information.

How can I become a member?2019-11-14T05:17:14-05:00

If you’d like to become a member on the day of your visit, simply show your receipt to one of our Visitor Center staff before you leave and we’ll apply the cost of your admission toward a membership on site. This offer applies to memberships bought on the day of your visit. You can also sign up for membership here.

Tyler seems like a great place to learn more about the natural world. Do you offer tours and classes?2019-11-14T05:18:09-05:00

Yes we do. Guided tours are available seasonally for schools, for scouts and guides, and for community groups. We also offer public programs for children, families, and adults throughout the year. Topics range from gardening, nature, botanical arts, and health and wellness. Check out our calendar for more information.

Can I host an event at Tyler Arboretum?2019-07-02T12:24:27-05:00

Yes! For weddings and bridal showers we have an exclusive contract with Jeffrey A. Miller Catering. Please contact Angela DiLella at angelad@jeffreymillercatering.com for details.

For other events such as corporate rentals, anniversary parties, and memorials, please contact our Special Events Manager, Brian Prato, at bprato@tylerarboretum.org

Do you have a first aid station?2019-07-02T12:23:53-05:00

If you are able, return to the Visitor Center for basic first aid supplies. If you are hurt and need assistance, please call (610) 566-9134 and a staff member will help you. If it is an emergency, please dial 911.

Are your grounds ADA-accessible?2019-07-02T12:23:34-05:00

Tyler is a naturalistic landscape and access to plants and garden displays is often on turf or mulched surfaces. Paved surfaces include the path from the Visitor Center to the Barn, historic buildings, and Pond, and the ADA-compliant Scenic Loop and paths in the Wister Rhododendron Garden. Thoreau’s Cabin, Fort Tyler and the Tulip Tree House are ADA-accessible.

Do you have a water fountain?2019-07-02T12:23:16-05:00

Yes. Our water fountain is located on the path from the Visitor Center, in front of the Storybook Houses. To cut down on the waste of single use plastic bottles, please feel free to refill your drink containers at the water fountain.

Where are the restrooms?2019-07-02T12:22:55-05:00

Public restrooms are located inside the Barn, under the ramp. There are additional restrooms on the top floor of the Barn, and in the Edible Garden classroom (the red tiled building) at the bottom of the hill next to the Pond.

Do you have dining facilities?2019-07-02T12:22:38-05:00

Tyler Arboretum does not have dining facilities, but we do sell drinks and snacks in the Visitor Center. Guests are always welcome to bring food and drinks and enjoy our picnic areas. Sorry, no outside alcohol is allowed. We are also happy to recommend affordable options at the Country Deli on Rte 352 and Chick Fil-A of Lima on Rte 1. There are also several food options in the nearby town of Media.

How do you read a plant identification tag?2019-07-02T12:20:04-05:00

First line: Common Name

Second line: Botanical Name

Third line: Cultivar or Variety Name