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


Upcoming Events



Guided Winter Walk
Wednesday, February 24, 2016


On this late-February walk, enjoy winter scenes of Witchhazel, Lenten Rose, colorful conifers, native grasses and Parrotia. Witchhazels are stealing the show in Secrest! Experience the season’s best flowers and fragrances. Walks depart from the Seaman Orientation Plaza. Dress for the weather.


Beginner Pruning Workshop
Tuesday, March 15, 2016



Master Gardener Program
Wednesday, March 16, 2016


Have you ever wanted to be a Master Gardener? Ever wonder about proper pruning techniques, plant propagation or plant diseases? Do you want to grow your own fruits and vegetables? We are excited to offer this program every Wednesday, March 16-May 11, 2016. Application deadline: 1/22. Interview dates: 2/4, 2/5. Fee: $150.00 plus fingerprint and background check. Class size 25. Volunteers must pass 50 hours of classroom instruction and complete 50 hours of volunteer service.


Advanced Pruning Workshop
Thursday, March 17, 2016



Master Gardener Class
Wednesday, March 23, 2016



Master Gardener Class
Wednesday, March 30, 2016



Master Gardener Class
Wednesday, April 6, 2016



Guided Bird Walk
Saturday, April 9, 2016


Members of the Greater Mohican Audubon Society guide birders of all skill levels. Spot birds, learn their calls, and discover their habitats in the arboretum. Parking and admission are free. Please dress for the weather.


Weed ID Class-Winter Annuals
Tuesday, April 12, 2016


Learn how to identify and control winter annual weeds.


Master Gardener Class
Wednesday, April 13, 2016



Master Gardener Class
Wednesday, April 20, 2016



Guided Spring/Pollinator Walk
Friday, April 22, 2016


Take a stroll through the arboretum and listen as our experts point out the signs of spring. Keep and eye out for early bloomers. Free parking and admission. Dress for the weather.


Floral Arranging Workshop
Saturday, April 23, 2016


This hands-on class is designed to teach basic floral design, using plants found in the home landscape. Participants have the opportunity to create and take home an arrangement. Registration fee $15.


Master Gardener Class
Wednesday, April 27, 2016



Master Gardener Class
Wednesday, May 4, 2016



Master Gardener Class
Wednesday, May 11, 2016



Plant Discovery Day Pre-Sale (MEMBERS ONLY)
Friday, May 13, 2016


Friends of Secrest Arboretum enjoy the best selection at this members only pre-sale.

Plant Discovery Day Plant Sale
Saturday, May 14, 2016



Hypertufa Workshop
Friday, May 20, 2016


Learn hypertufa basics. Make and take your very own hypertufa container!

Arboretum Field Headquarters, 2320 Selby Road, Wooster. GPS: 40.776653, -81.916004


Summer Pruning Workshop
Wednesday, June 8, 2016


Mark your calendars for our June 8th Pruning Workshop. We will begin at 8:00 am with lessons on tool care and sharpening, before heading out to the arboretum for a hands-on discussion of proper pruning techniques. If you have questions about when or how much to prune, or feel a little unsure when pruning, this class is for you.  Register early, class size is limited! Fee $25. Contact Paul at snyder.1062@osu.edu for information.


Whiz Bang! Science Show
Thursday, June 9, 2016


Dr Dave Lohnes, OARDC's popular Whiz-Bang Scientist, encourages children to learn more about science in an enriching outdoor environment. Fun for the entire family. Free admission and parking. Show is cancelled in the event of severe weather.


Guided Bird Walk
Saturday, June 11, 2016


Members of the Greater Mohican Audubon Society guide birders of all skill levels. Spot birds, learn their calls, and discover their habitats in the arboretum. Parking and admission are free. Please dress for the weather.


Guided Summer Walk
Friday, June 24, 2016


Walks call your attention to seasonal treasures and best practices for your landscape.  Free, guided tour.  Dress for the weather.  Pre-registration is helpful, but not required.


Propagation Workshop-Cuttings
Saturday, June 25, 2016


This workshop is designed to teach cutting propagation of woddy plants. Participants will have the opportunity to practice taking and making cuttings, and will take cuttings home. Arboretum Field Headquarters, 2320 Selby Road, Wooster. GPS: 40.776653, -81.916004


Whiz Bang! Science Show
Thursday, July 14, 2016


Dr Dave Lohnes, OARDC's popular Whiz-Bang Scientist, encourages children to learn more about science in an enriching outdoor environment. Fun for the entire family. Free admission and parking. Show is cancelled in the event of severe weather.

 


Summer Grafting Workshop
Wednesday, July 20, 2016


Learn the what, why and how behind the art of plant grafting. This hands-on workshop will focus on bud grafting. Rootstock and scion will be provided. Participants can take grafted plants home to nurture. Registration fee: $40.00 per person, payable to Secrest Arboretum. Limit 10. Contact Paul Snyder at snyder.1062@osu.edu.

Arboretum Field Headquarters, 2320 Selby Road, Wooster. GPS: 40.776653, -81.916004


Whiz Bang! Science Show
Thursday, August 11, 2016


Dr Dave Lohnes, OARDC's popular Whiz-Bang Scientist, teaches children more about science in an enriching outdoor environment. Shows are fun for the entire family. Free admission and parking.  Show is cancelled in the event of severe weather.

 


Guided Bird Walk
Saturday, August 13, 2016


Members of the Greater Mohican Audubon Society guide birders of all skill levels. Spot birds, learn their calls, and discover their habitats in the arboretum. Parking and admission are free. Please dress for the weather.


Guided Autumn/Pollinator Walk
Friday, September 23, 2016


Walks call your attention to seasonal treasures and best practices for your landscape.Free, guided tour.Dress for the weather.Pre-registration is helpful, but not required.


Floral Arranging Workshop
Tuesday, September 27, 2016


This hands-on class is designed to teach basic floral design, using plants found in the home landscape. Participants have the opportunity to create and take home an arrangement. Registration fee $15.


Autumn Discovery Day Pre-Sale (MEMBERS ONLY)
Friday, September 30, 2016


Friends of Secrest Arboretum enjoy the best selection at this members only pre-sale.

Autumn Discovery Day - Tree & Shrub Sale
Saturday, October 1, 2016


Rain or shine, the sale goes on! Come ready to purchase a variety of unique trees and shrubs to diversify your landscape. Receive expert advice and enjoy the autumn foliage. Parking and admission are free.  All proceeds benefit arboretum programs.

Click HERE for the 2016 Plant List (subject to change).


Guided Bird Walk
Saturday, October 8, 2016


Members of the Greater Mohican Audubon Society guide birders of all skill levels. Spot birds, learn their calls, and discover their habitats in the arboretum. Parking and admission are free. Please dress for the weather.


Guided Bird Walk
Saturday, December 10, 2016


Members of the Greater Mohican Audubon Society guide birders of all skill levels. Spot birds, learn their calls, and discover their habitats in the arboretum. Parking and admission are free. Please dress for the weather.


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