Tyler’s 650 acres are home to thousands of trees, shrubs and perennials, along with all of the wildlife that those plants support! There are many wonderful things to see, from blossoms in the spring and summer, to leaves, seeds and fruit in the fall, and beautiful bark in the winter. Our plants have year round interest and are always worth a visit.
Depending on the weather, below are some of the plants you can expect to see during your visit.
January and February – skunk cabbage, snowdrops, winter aconite, witch hazels
Must see: Witch Hazel Collection
March and April – cherries, crabapples, crocuses, daffodils, dogwoods, hellebores, lilacs, magnolias, rhododendrons, woodland wildflowers
Must see: Lachford Bank, Magnolia and Cherry Collections, Native Woodland Walk
May and June – azaleas, bottlebrush buckeye, hydrangeas, lilacs, rhododendrons, viburnums
Must see: Lilac Collection, Wister Rhododendron Garden, Edible Garden
July and August – Franklinia, hydrangeas, meadow wildflowers, summer perennials
Must see: Butterfly House, Fragrant Garden, Pond, Edible Garden
September and October – fall foliage (such as dogwoods, ginkgo, maples) fall fragrances (katsura), meadow grasses, asters, goldenrod
Must see: Tree Collections, Meadow Maze, Native Woodland Walk, Hiking Trails
November and December – hollies, witchhazels
Must see: Pinetum, Native Woodland Walk