Dear Friends and Supporters of Tyler Arboretum:
I hope you and your family are well. I would like to express my thanks and appreciation to those who have responded to the survey (https://bit.ly/2Wzf0cY). Nearly 600 responses have been received, and I am working towards identifying a solution that allows us to re-open as soon as it is safe to do so based on the Governor’s recent order.
I have reached out to the Governor’s office to request that museums and gardens such as Tyler are included in future economic relief packages. The care and maintenance of our 650 acres and buildings and the safety of our staff does not stop simply because there is a public health crisis. We are working to determine if we can mirror the guidelines currently in place for State parks (i.e. offering limited admission to our gardens and trails while keeping facilities and restrooms closed). I expect to have a response within the next few days and will keep you updated.
Thank you for your continued support and patience.
Mandy C. Santiago, MSS