Tyler Arboretum encompasses 650 acres of plant collections, heritage and champion trees, historic buildings and 17 miles of hiking trails. RAS worked with Philadelphia architects DIGSAU on the design of Tyler Arboretum’s new Edible Garden and Education Building, in close collaboration with arboretum staff and supporters. Through programming and self-guided tours, garden visitors will discover creative ways to grow fruits and vegetables using sustainable and organic methods. Plantings for bird and insect pollinators will help illustrate important connections between home gardening and the natural world. The new garden will showcase stormwater best management practices at a residential scale and features a hands-on growing space for children. The Education Building will provide a flexible classroom space, kitchen, and restrooms. Anticipated opening Fall 2018.