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

 Chinese Dogwood - Cornus kousa

Plant of the Month

A native of Korea and Japan, Kousa dogwood is excellent in landscapes, offering a long season of interest. Beginning in early summer, white bracts in sets of four surround tiny green flowers. These are followed by reddish fruit that resembles a raspberry and attracts birds. Autumn color is a deep reddish purple. 

Upcoming Events

Whiz Bang! Science Show
Thursday, July 14, 2016

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

Summer Grafting Workshop
Wednesday, July 20, 2016

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

Whiz Bang! Science Show
Thursday, August 11, 2016

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

Guided Bird Walk
Saturday, August 13, 2016

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

Guided Autumn/Pollinator Walk
Friday, September 23, 2016

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