What’s in Bloom?2019-11-29T14:42:36-05:00

What’s in Bloom?

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 March 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 smells (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

What's in Bloom Collage

Week of December 2, 2019

  • American Larch (Larix laricina)
  • View of Giant Sequoia in Pinetum (Sequoiadendron giganteum)
  • River birch (Betula nigra ‘Heritage’)
  • Bigleaf Magnolia (Magnolia macrophylla) and Sensitive Fern (Onoclea sensibilis)
  • Winterberry Holly (Ilex verticillata ‘Stoplight’)
  • Goldenrod (Solidago rugosa)
  • Paperbark Maple (Acer griseum)
  • View of Rhododendrons in Native Woodland Walk (Rhododendron sp.)
  • Shawnee Brave Bald Cypress (Taxodium distichum ‘Mickelson’)