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 gButterfly Benchrown 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

 Fragrant Viburnum - Viburnum x juddii

Plant of the Month

Viburnum juddii is a hybrid between V. carlesii and V. bitchiuense. Combining the best features of both parents, it grows to 4 ft. tall and has a rounded, full appearance. The plant flowers abundantly with fragrant, semi-snowball blooms.

Upcoming Events

Guided Spring Walk
Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Take a stroll through the arboretum and listen as our experts point out the signs of spring.

NEW DATE! Plant Discovery Day Plant Sale
Saturday, May 2, 2015

A premier plant and art sale featuring hard-to-find annuals and perennials, herbs, woody plants and art for the home and landscape.

Pruning Workshop
Monday, June 8, 2015

Registration Required.

Whiz Bang! Science Show
Thursday, June 11, 2015

Dr Dave Lohnes, OARDC's popular Whiz-Bang Scientist, encourages children to learn more about science in an enriching outdoor environment.

Guided Bird Walk
Saturday, June 13, 2015

Members of the Greater Mohican Audubon Society guide birders of all skill levels.