Plan Your Visit

Changes Due to COVID-19

Garden Etiquette

Thank you for planning a trip to Yew Dell Botanical Gardens. In order to ensure all of our guests have an enjoyable experience and to help us keep our gardens, plants and facilities in peak condition we ask that you observe the following etiquette during your visit.

 

  • Check In/Admission – All visitors (members and non-members) must check in through the visitor center before visiting the grounds. Paid admission is not required for entrance to the Garden Gift Shop.
  • Children under the age of 16 must be directly supervised by an adult while on the grounds.
  • Planting Areas – Our staff and volunteers provide visitors with beautiful planted beds to enjoy.  In order to ensure their ongoing beauty, we ask that visitors walk only on paved surfaces, grass areas and designated mulch paths.
  • Plant Collections – We appreciate visitors helping to maintain our gardens by refraining from picking flowers, leaves, fruits or anything else from our plant collections.  We hope you enjoy our trees, sculptures and structures but please refrain from climbing on these.
  • Fountains/Pools/Water Features – We ask that visitors refrain from playing in or disturbing garden water features.
  • Smoking/Vaping is not permitted anywhere on Yew Dell’s Grounds.
  • Active Sports –  Active sports (soccer, football, bicycling, Frisbee, etc), drones or other powered vehicles are prohibited on the grounds.
  • Pets/Animals – Due to Covid-19 conditions we currently allow only service animals to accompany visitors. No pets may be left in any vehicle in Yew Dell’s parking lot. Please treat all wildlife and our garden cats with respect
  • Photography – Personal use photography with only a handheld camera is permitted. Any photography that uses any props, tripod, lighting, reflector or any other equipment beyond a handheld camera or that involves any profit (monetary or barter) requires adherence to Yew Dell’s photo policy and a prepaid fee. Drone use is prohibited on Yew Dell property.
  • Trash – We ask that visitors dispose of trash in the cans located near the Visitor Center and Rock House.  Thank you for leaving the grounds as you found them.
  • Permission to use Photos of Visitors – By entering the Gardens, you grant permission for Yew Dell to use your image for promotional purposes.
  • Closing Time – Yew Dell’s main gate is locked at closing time. Please plan your visit to ensure yourself enough time to exit the grounds by 4pm.

Bloom Calendar

January

  • Witchhazel (Hamamelis species)
  • Lenten Rose (Helleborus species)

February

  • Witchhazels (Hamamelis species)
  • Snow Drops (Galanthus species)
  • Lenten Rose (Helleborus species)

March

  • Witchhazels (Hamamelis species)
  • Snowdrops (Galanthus species)
  • Lenten Rose (Helleborus species)

April

  • Dogwoods (Cornus species)
  • Viburnums (Viburnum species)
  • Magnolias (Magnolia species)
  • Daffodils (Narcissus)
  • Peonies (Paeonia species)

May

  • Dogwoods (Cornus species)
  • Viburnums (Viburnum species)
  • Peonies (Paeonia species)
  • Roses (Rosa species)
  • Iris (Iris species)
  • Magnolias (Magnolia species)

June

  • Dogwoods (Cornus species)
  • Hydrangeas (Hydrangea species)
  • Daylilies (Hemerocallis species)
  • Lilies (Lilium species)
  • Crepe Myrtles (Lagerstroemia species)
  • Butterfly Milkweed (Asclepias species)

July

  • Hydrangeas (Hydrangea species)
  • Daylilies (Hemerocallis species)
  • Crepe Myrtles (Lagerstroemia species)

August

  • Hydrangeas (Hydrangea species)
  • Crepe Myrtles (Lagerstroemia species)
  • Lespedeza (Lespedeza species)

September

  • Lespedeza (Lespedeza species)
  • Asters (Aster and Symphyotrichum species)

October

  • Witchhazel (Hamamelis virginiana)
  • Anemones (Anemone species)
  • Asters (Aster and Symphyotrichum species)

November

  • Witchhazel (Hamamelis virginiana)
  • Anemones (Anemone species)
  • Asters (Aster and Symphyotrichum species)

December

  • Common Witchhazel (Hamamelis virginiana)
  • Lenten Rose (Helleborus species)

Accessibility

The core of the Yew Dell property has paved paths, making it wheelchair accessible.  Restrooms and event facilities are also wheelchair accessible.