Tyler Arboretum

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United States of America - Pennsylvania - Media

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BGCI Member: No

About the Tyler Arboretum

Tyler Arboretum is a 650-acre property located just outside Media, Pennsylvania. Between 1681 and 1944, the property was home to eight generations of the Minshall/Painter/Tyler family. In 1944, the last descendent bequeathed the property to the public as an arboretum. The present-day arboretum originated as the private collection of two brothers who in 1825 started planting more than 1,000 varieties of trees and shrubs. Over 20 of the original trees planted by the Painter brothers still survive. Open year round, with 20 miles of hiking trails, Tyler provides a natural sanctuary for families, bird enthusiasts, hikers and visitors interested in history and horticulture. The Arboretum’s collections include rare plant specimens, ancient trees and historic buildings.

Main Address:
Tyler Arboretum
515 Painter Road
Pennsylvania 19063 United States of America

Telephone: (610) 566-9134
Fax: (610) 891-1490
URL: www.tylerarboretum.org
Primary Email: info@tylerarboretum.org

Staff Details

  • Director's Name: Mandy Santiago
    Curator's Name:
    Plant Records Officer's Name: Alison Dame
  • Total Staff:
    Horticultural Staff Number: 6
    Educational Staff Number: 3
    Research Staff Number:
    Administration Staff Number: 8

About the Garden

  • Institution Type: Botanic Garden
  • Status
  • Status: Private: No
    Status: State: No
    Status: Educational: Yes
    Status: Municipal: No
    Status: Satellite: No
    Status: Trust: Yes
  • Date founded: 1946
  • Physical Data
  • Total Area: 263 Hectares
    Latitude: 39.9332090
    Longitude: -75.4397640
    Annual Rainfall: 1041 mm
    Altitude: 0.00 Metres

Features and Facilities

  • Herbarium: No
    Arboretum: Yes
    Arboretum Size: 263
  • Micropropagation/ Tissue Culture Facilities: No
    Seed Bank: No
    Published Plant Catalogue: Yes
    Computer Plant Record System: Yes
  • Open to public: Yes
    Friends society: Yes
    Retail Outlet: Shop: Yes
    Retail Outlet: Plant Sales: Yes
    Disabled access: Yes
  • Number of Visitors: 57695
    Number of Volunteers: 197

Plant Collections

  • Accession Number: 7311
    Cultivation Taxa Num: 1665
  • Special Collections:Rhododendron (536 taxa), Ilex (145 taxa), Magnolia (51 taxa), Malus (36 taxa), Prunus (21 taxa), Syringa (61 taxa), Hamamelis (64 taxa).
  • Invasive Species Monitoring: Yes
    Invasive Species Policy: Yes
    Plant Collection Policy: Yes

Conservation Programmes

  • Conservation Programme: Yes
    Medicinal Plant Programme: No
    Ex Situ Conservation Programme: No
    Reintroduction Programme: No

Research Programmes

  • Biotechnology: No
    Plant Breeding: No
    Conservation - Biology: No
    Conservation - Genetics: Yes
    Data Management Systems and Information Technology: No
    Ecology: No
    Ecosystem Conservation: No
    Education: No
    Ethnobotany: No
    Exploration: No
    Floristics: No
    Horticulture: Yes
    Invasive Species Biology and Control: No
    Molecular Genetics: No
    Pollination Biology: No
    Restoration Ecology: No
    Seed/Spore Biology: No
    Systematics and Taxonomy: No
    Sustainability: No
    Pharmacology: No
    Agriculture: No
    Land Restoration: No
    Urban Environments: No

Education Programmes

  • Visitor/Education Centre: Yes
    Education Signs in Garden: Yes
    Public Lectures/Talks: Yes
    Education Booklets/Leaflets: Yes
    Guided Tours: Yes
    Permanent Public Displays: Yes
    Special Exhibitions: Yes
    Courses for School Children: Yes
    Courses for University/College Students: Yes
    Courses for General Public: Yes
    Education Programme: Yes