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

  Hybrid Witchhazel - Hamamelis x intermedia

Plant of the Month

If it seems miraculous that a shrub could flower in an area of the country that has average minimum winter temperatures of -10 to -20 degrees Fahrenheit, it is! But the wise witchhazel has a
special adaptation to cold: while a sunny day above even slightly above freezing will pop the flowerbuds open, a sudden chill will cause the petals to roll up for protection.

Upcoming Events

Guided Winter Walk
Friday, February 27, 2015

On this late-February walk, enjoy winter scenes of Witchhazel, Lenten Rose, colorful conifers, native grasses and Parrotia.

Grafting Workshop
Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Learn the what, why and how behind the art of plant grafting.

Dormant Pruning Workshop
Wednesday, March 18, 2015

This workshop focuses on young trees and shrubs and is designed to address the needs of both homeowners and commercial landscapers.

Guided Bird Walk
Saturday, April 11, 2015

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

Guided Spring Walk
Tuesday, April 21, 2015

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