What’s in Bloom?

August 2nd to August 9th

Cardinal flower, Lobelia cardinalis

False Solomon’s seal, Maianthemum racemosum

Flowering spurge, Euphorbia corollata

Korean fir seed cones, Abies koreana

Meadow beauty, Rhexia virginica

Obedient plant, Physostegia virginiana

Orange King zinnia, Zinnia elegans ‘Orange King’

Shale barrens buckwheat, Eriogonum allenii ‘Little Rascal’

Spotted Joe Pye weed, Eutrochium maculatum

Sweetbay magnolia, Magnolia virginiana

Tulip tree seed pod, Liriodendron tulipifera

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