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 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. For the health and safety of children and pets, please do not play in, or drink from, ponds and water features.


Jack & Deb Miller Pavilion


Plant of the Month

 Bottlebrush buckeye - Aesculus parviflora

Plant of the Month

Large palmate-leaved shrub with showy white 12-inch-tall blooms in summer, followed by smooth-skinned fruit. Leaves emerge bronze and turn yellow in autumn.

Upcoming Events

Beneficial Insects Class
Tuesday, July 25, 2017

There are lots of insects on your plants.

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.

Guided Bird Walk
Saturday, August 12, 2017

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

Guided Autumn/Pollinator Walk
Friday, September 22, 2017

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

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.