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Upcoming Events

Join us for these upcoming Members-only events and activities. Thank you for being a member!

Not a member? Visit tylerarboretum.org/membership to join or renew today. You’ll enjoy a full year of unlimited free admission, access to these members-only events and activities, and so much more!

New Member Tours

New members, join one of our wonderful docents (and other new members!) for a fascinating tour of Tyler, featuring highlights you might not have discovered yet. You are sure to walk away with new things to love about this special place! The tour is free, but you must register in advance. If you’d like to join in, but the tours are full, email development@tylerarboretum.org to let us know. Thank you for being a member!

Sunday, September 18, 10am -11am  Register for this tour here.

Saturday, October 15, 10am – 11am Register for this tour here.

Saturday, November 12, 10am – 11am Register for this tour here.

Member Appreciation Weekends

This year, we are introducing a fun new event for members – Member Appreciation Weekends! Once per season, we are celebrating members for one whole weekend. Visit any time over the weekend to enjoy special benefits and surprises. Every season has its magic, and your membership helps you experience them all at Tyler! No registration necessary. Mark these dates on your calendar:

Autumn 2022 – November 5 & 6

Winter 2023 – February 25 & 26

Spring 2022 – May 21 & 22 (COMPLETED!)

Summer 2022 – August 6 & 7 (COMPLETED!)

Members’ Voting 2022

Each year, Tyler members vote on two very special items – the Members’ Choice Project and the Members’ Choice StoryWalk Book. In 2022, the voting took place July 29 – 31 and over 400 votes were cast. Read on to learn about the winners!

Members’ Choice Project

We set aside a portion of your membership dues to directly fund one of three projects and YOU voted for the winner. The Members’ Choice Project is a direct result of your membership support. Thank you for supporting Tyler Arboretum as a member! You make a real difference.

The winning Members’ Choice Project is… Re-install two of Tyler’s historical markers. 

These beautiful sand-cast signs pre-date the Pennsylvania Historical Marker Program. And we are so excited they will be up again soon! As of September 2022, we have found a supplier for the unique octagonal signposts we need for the reinstallation and are placing an order. We have also selected where the markers will go. One will be displayed in our parking lot and the other will be displayed along the fence line near Ridley Creek State Park. These locations are ideal because you will be able to walk right up to them to read and enjoy them. The historic markers will continue to show their charming wear and tear, which is the result of previous decades of display in the great outdoors. We are researching how we might properly conserve the signs in the future while staying true to the original craftsmanship and preserving the hand-colored medallion. Stay tuned for more updates as we reinstall these two pieces of history!

Members’ Choice StoryWalk Book

The StoryWalk is a series of signs – each one holding the next page of a book – so you can enjoy a story as you walk through nature. Our StoryWalk starts at the Crooked Goblin Shack and wanders through the Native Woodland Walk, making it a lovely stroll in all seasons. Members voted to decide what StoryWalk book would be featured in Autumn 2022.

The winning Members’ Choice StoryWalk Book is… Hurry and the Monarch by Antoine O Flatharta.

Embedded in this lyrical and tender fictional presentation are fascinating facts about the amazing 2,000-mile migration and the life cycle of butterflies. As of September 2022, this wonderful book is now installed in our StoryWalk for you to enjoy over the next few months. It is also be available for sale in our Visitor Center Gift Shop.

NEW Members’ Benefit

We’re excited to announce a new benefit for Tyler members! The Delaware Museum of Nature and Science was closed for renovations for 17 months. In May 2022, it reopened with brand new galleries, exhibition spaces, and amenities! And best of all, Tyler Arboretum members can visit for FREE through May 2023!

Use discount code TAMEM at delmns.org to reserve your tickets. You may also walk in and show your active Tyler Arboretum membership card during museum hours (daily, 9:30AM – 4:30PM). The museum is located in Wilmington, DE near Winterthur Museum, Garden, & Library. (Side note: Show your Tyler membership card at Winterthur to save $2 off admission there.) Enjoy!

Past Events

Members-Only Ride, Roll, & Stroll

In Summer 2022, we hosted three Members-Only Ride, Roll, & Stroll events. During this special event, members could ride the Scenic Loop on their bikes, scooters, or other human-powered wheels. This event gives members a special chance to experience Tyler in a way that’s not usually allowed. Of course, it’s the perfect time to take a stroll too. We will host this beloved event again next summer!

Members’ Tree Giveaway

In celebration of Earth Day 2022, we teamed up with Keystone Ten Million Trees Partnership to provide our members with free trees. We had a great time sending the young trees home to be planted by our members. We are already looking forward to next year’s Members’ Tree Giveaway!

Members-Only Plant Sale Preview & Discount

The Members-Only Plant Sale Preview was held on Friday, May 6. And members received a 5% discount on plants during the entire Plant Sale weekend. Thank you to all our members for coming out despite the rain! This fundraiser was a wonderful success.

Members’ E-Newsletter

Each month, we share the latest membership news and events with you in the Members’ E-Newsletter. You automatically receive these if you are an active member and we have your email address on file. Please note: If you unsubscribed from any Tyler email at any point in time, you no longer receive Tyler emails. If you’d like to re-subscribe or update your email address, please email us at development@tylerarboretum.org.

Check out the 2022 Members’ E-Newsletters here:

January 2022

February 2022

March 2022

April 2022

May 2022

July 2022

August 2022