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

 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

Whiz Bang! Science Show
Thursday, July 9, 2015

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

Family Bug Night and Insect Walk
Saturday, July 18, 2015

Bring the kids and share in the excitement of seeing insects active at night.

Guided Summer Walk
Wednesday, July 22, 2015

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

Grafting Workshop
Thursday, July 30, 2015

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

Guided Bird Walk
Saturday, August 8, 2015

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