Special Events

Throughout the year, Tyler Arboretum hosts a range of special events, many of which are essential fundraisers that support Tyler’s mission, programs, activities, and classes.

Because of scheduling changes, the exact dates and times for our seasonal and annual programs will vary from year to year. Please check the calendar page for details.

September 16, 2021: Tyler at Sunset and Tyler at Twilight

Tyler at Twilight has become one of Delaware County’s top society events. This tented, catered, charity auction features live and silent auction items, two full bars, and a stunning range of delicious food from a range of local restaurants.

Tyler at Twilight supports Tyler’s mission as an example of outstanding stewardship of natural lands, and as a center of excellence in environmental education. With a lively and personable MC and auctioneer, this evening of fine food, great company, and a range of irresistible auction items under a huge tent on Tyler’s Painter lawn is sure to make your summer memorable. Proceeds support Tyler Arboretum’s educational programs and landscape maintenance initiatives. Visit: tylerattwilight.org to buy your tickets, and be sure to charge your phone and bring it to get in on the fun of mobile bidding.

November 2021: Annual Birdseed Sale

Our annual birdseed sale gives you the perfect opportunity to stock up on seed and suet of all kinds just when you need it, as the winter approaches and food supplies become scarce for non-migratory species of birds. Check our calendar for other surprises and items that will be for sale that weekend!

Save the Date for these 2022 events:

May 6-8, 2022: Annual Plant Sale

Spring really wouldn’t be spring without Tyler’s annual Plant Sale, which usually happens over the course of the first weekend in May. Preparations for the Plant Sale begin the previous fall, with each year’s sale having its own Tyler-related theme.

The Plant Sale takes place outdoors and is a rain or shine event. Visitors will find garden experts on hand to offer advice on plant selection, planting and care tips, and the best kinds of companion plants. The Plant Sale’s large selection of plants offers something to suit all pockets and tastes: from trees, shrubs, and perennials; to annuals, herbs, and vegetables.

The Plant Sale usually includes a member preview day on Friday between 11am and 7pm. You must be a member of Tyler to shop for plants on this day. The rest of the weekend the Plant Sale is open to the general public between 9am and 3pm. Admission to the Plant Sale is free. The Arboretum is open on the weekends until 6pm.

For all these events and others, please check our calendar page for details.