Secrest Arboretum
Secrest Arboretum
Learn - Explore - Wonder - Connect
Learn - Explore - Wonder - Connect

Come Visit!

Look at, learn about, and love the plant life around you. Over the past 100+ years, we have gMixed greens container arrangementrown into an expansive outdoor laboratory and landscape garden.

At Secrest, our beautiful theme gardens illustrate the use of style, color and texture within plant habitats to establish a sustainable landscape. Enjoy our gardens and discover plant selections for yours. Stroll our paved walkways through forests and meadows.

Avery Mullet, Peyton Mullet, Sadie Covert, Gunnar Mullet, Hunter Mullet

Check out the new Fortress at the Hogs-back, embankment slide and pavilion complete with giant frogs,tortoises and more...for kids of ALL ages! Make the most of your environment by spending time in ours.


Jack & Deb Miller Pavilion

Plant of the Month

 Butterfly bush - Buddleia davidii

Plant of the Month

Butterfly bushes are carefree deciduous shrubs that are reliably fragrant and easy to grow. Butterflies swarm to their blooms all summer long.

Upcoming Events

John Schmid Concert
Sunday, August 24, 2014

John Schmid is the founder and director of Common Ground Ministries.

Ohio Plant Diagnostic Clinic
Friday, September 5, 2014

Don't miss the 82nd Ohio Plant Diagnostic Clinic, open to all interested plant diagnosticians.

Secrest AfterHours
Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Speaker and topic TBA.

Guided Autumn Walk
Thursday, September 25, 2014

Walks call your attention to seasonal treasures and best practices for your landscape.

Wayne Co. Heart Walk
Saturday, September 27, 2014

To raise money for life-saving research and educational programs, OARDC and ATI are participating in the annual Heart Walk.