Past Events

  1. Jun 20, 2024, 7:00pm - 8:30pm

    Popcorn Science (June) Dr. Dave Lohnes, CFAES Wooster's popular Whiz-Bang Scientist, teaches children about science and the natural world in an enriching outdoor environment. The 2024 season features: Popcorn Science, Build a Better World, and Adventure in the Woods. Shows are fun for the entire family! Parking and admission are free. The show is cancelled in the event of severe weather.

  2. Jun 20, 2024, 1:00pm - 3:30pm

    All about shrubs. From large to small, evergreen to deciduous, hardy to marginally hardy. You will learn all you need to know about shrubs including top performers at Secrest. This workshop is in the form of an arboretum walk.

  3. Jun 12, 2024, 1:00pm - 2:30pm

    Monthly tree walks feature all things trees.  A variety of topics will be covered, including proper selection and planting, insect pests and diseases. Please dress for the weather. Walks will cover large trees and small trees within the arboretum. These walks are led by arboretum staff. Registration encourage but not required.

  4. Jun 10, 2024, 1:30pm - 4:30pm

    Come paint with the Watercolor Guild of Wayne County in Secrest Arboretum. The Pond and Hummingbird Gardens were renovated last year and there are plenty of beautiful flowers, trees, and landscapes to enjoy painting. Meet at 1:30 pm in front of the Miller Pavilion for a short meeting and then off to the gardens to paint! Bring your painting supplies, hat, chair, suntan lotion, beverage/snacks. All skill levels. In case of rain, painting will be inside the Miller Pavilion.

  5. Jun 8, 2024, 9:00am - 4:00pm

    Handcrafted birdhouses, custom metal art, recycled treasures, awesome pottery and much more will be featured at the Secrest Garden Fair on Saturday, June 8 at Secrest Arboretum in Wooster, Ohio. The free event will also feature local food vendors, activities for children, and Master Gardener-lead tours of the arboretum, gardening workshops, and a raffle. And don't forget to bring your plant and gardening questions for our Master Gardeners to answer. The Secrest Garden Fair will feature over 50 vendors in 2024.

  6. May 31, 2024, 6:30pm - 8:30pm

    Alla Boara: Italian Folk Songs

  7. May 11, 2024, 9:00am - 1:00pm

    The annual Friends of Secrest Arboretum sale features new and unique annuals, perennials, herbs and woody plants. Our annual, perennial, herb, and woody plant lists is listed below! Parking and admission are free. View our plant list.

  8. May 10, 2024, 3:00pm - 4:00pm

    Friends of Secrest Arboretum enjoy the best selection of annuals, perennials and herbs at this members only pre-sale. Friends of Secrest also receive a 10% pre-sale discount. Join Friends of Secrest Arboretum today to shop this sale.

  9. May 9, 2024, 1:00pm - 2:30pm

    Monthly tree walks feature all things trees.  A variety of topics will be covered, including proper selection and planting, insect pests and diseases. Please dress for the weather. Walks will cover large trees and small trees within the arboretum. These walks are led by arboretum staff. Registration encourage but not required.

  10. May 3, 2024, 10:00am - 2:00pm

    Lichens cover 6-8% of the Earth’s land surface, but most people are unfamiliar with these life forms, which attach themselves to rocks, tree bark, or soil. A lichen is a combination of a fungus and either an alga or a cyanobacterium, and more than 15,000 species of lichens have been identified worldwide, including 3,600 in North America and over 700 kinds of lichen in Ohio.   This lichen program is being co-hosted by Secrest Arboretum and the Ohio Natural Areas & Preserves Association (ONAPA)

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