Take shade under the historic Painter Plants, including a 100-plus-foot Oriental Spruce — just one of Tyler Arboretum’s five state champions — and a Gingko with a trunk circumference of more than 21 feet. Get an up-close look at monarchs, red-spotted purples, and other local butterflies in all stages of development at the Arboretum’s butterfly house.
Tyler is the Philadelphia region’s official local garden, and its 650 acres of horticultural collections, rare plant specimens, ancient trees, and extensive hiking trails are open for free to all visitors on Friday, May 6, in celebration of the 3rd annual National Public Gardens Day.
A special program from 10:30am-2pm consists of garden tours, a children’s activity station, a tree house scavenger hunt, and bluebird and pond discovery stations. The program continues on Saturday with standard admission: $9 for non-member adults, $8 for seniors, $5 for youths ages 3-14, free for children younger than three.
Download your coupons for free entrance on Friday here. For more information, visit Tyler’s website or call the visitor center at 610.566.9134 ext. 212.