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 gMixed greens container arrangementrown 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

Wooster Scarlet, Gray and Green Fair
Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Join us for the Scarlet, Gray and Green Fair - The green way to celebrate Earth Day! The Secrest exhibit features hourly tree giveaways, including Ohio Buckeye, Shagbark Hickory, Shumard Oak and Scarlet Oak.

Guided Spring Walk
Wednesday, April 23, 2014

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

21st Plant Discovery Day - Plant & Art Sale
Saturday, May 10, 2014

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

Secrest AfterHours
Thursday, May 22, 2014

Topic: Selecting and Planting Trees for a Qualilty Environment.

Rose Garden Open House
Saturday, June 7, 2014

The Ohio State University's Garden of Roses of Legend and Romance, whose 1,500 old-fashioned roses should be in full, fragrant bloom, will host a public open house.