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


Upcoming Events



Grafting Workshop
Thursday, January 19, 2017



Grafting Workshop
Thursday, February 2, 2017


Learn the what, why and how behind the art of plant grafting. This hands-on workshop allows participants to practice various grafting techniques. Rootstock and scion will be provided. Participants can take grafted plants home to nurture. Registration fee: $40.00 per person. Click here to register.  Arboretum Field Headquarters, 2320 Selby Road, Wooster. GPS: 40.776653, -81.916004


Guided Bird Walk
Saturday, February 11, 2017


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 Winter Walk
Wednesday, February 22, 2017


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.


Master Gardener Program
Wednesday, March 15, 2017


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 15-May 10, 2017. Application deadline: January 27, 2017 or when spaces are filled. Interview dates: February. Fee: $150.00 plus fingerprint and background check. Class size 40. Volunteers must pass 50 hours of classroom instruction and complete 50 hours of volunteer service.


Beginner Pruning Workshop
Friday, March 17, 2017


This introductory workshop covers basic pruning techniques. Topics include when to prune, required tools, tool care and making  proper cuts. Participants will have the opportunity to practice pruning skills. Fruit tree pruning will not be covered. Registration required. Fee $25.

 


Master Gardener Class
Wednesday, March 22, 2017



Master Gardener Class
Wednesday, March 29, 2017



Master Gardener Class
Wednesday, April 5, 2017



Guided Bird Walk
Saturday, April 8, 2017


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 11, 2017


Not sure if it is a good plant or a bad plant? Come to the winter weed ID class. This class will cover identification of common witner annual options, and control options for them. Time will be spent outside in the gardens, so come dressed for the weather!


Master Gardener Class
Wednesday, April 12, 2017



Master Gardener Class
Wednesday, April 19, 2017



Floral Arranging Workshop
Friday, April 21, 2017


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. Class fee $15. Click HERE to register.


Master Gardener Class
Wednesday, April 26, 2017



Guided Spring/Pollinator Walk
Friday, April 28, 2017


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.


Master Gardener Class
Wednesday, May 3, 2017



Master Gardener Class
Wednesday, May 10, 2017



Plant Discovery Day Pre-Sale (MEMBERS ONLY)
Friday, May 12, 2017


Friends of Secrest Arboretum enjoy the best selection of annuals, perennials and herbs at this members only pre-sale.


Plant Discovery Day Plant Sale
Saturday, May 13, 2017



Master Gardener Class
Wednesday, May 17, 2017



Master Gardener Propagation Workshop
Friday, May 19, 2017


More details coming soon!


Edible Landscaping Workshop
Monday, May 22, 2017


More details coming soon!

Container Gardening
Monday, May 22, 2017


More details coming soon!

Whiz Bang! Science Show
Thursday, June 8, 2017


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 10, 2017


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.


Composting Workshop
Monday, June 12, 2017


More details coming soon!

Guided Summer Walk
Wednesday, June 21, 2017


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
Friday, June 23, 2017


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. Click HERE to register.

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


Summer Weed ID Class
Thursday, July 6, 2017


More details coming soon!

Whiz Bang! Science Show
Thursday, July 13, 2017


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
Thursday, July 20, 2017


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. Click HERE to register.

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


Whiz Bang! Science Show
Thursday, August 10, 2017


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 Autumn/Pollinator Walk
Friday, September 22, 2017


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
Friday, September 22, 2017


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. Class fee $15. Click HERE to register.


Autumn Discovery Day Pre-Sale (MEMBERS ONLY)
Friday, October 6, 2017


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


Autumn Discovery Day - Tree & Shrub Sale
Saturday, October 7, 2017


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.

Check back for the 2017 Plant List (subject to change).


Winter Floral Arranging Workshop
Wednesday, November 22, 2017


More details coming soon!

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