Past Events

  1. Jan 16, 2020, 8:00am - 12:00pm

    Learn the what, why and how behind the art of plant grafting. This hands-on workshop allows participants to practice various grafting techniques. Rootstock and scion will be provided. Participants can take grafted plants home to nurture. Pre-registration required.

  2. Dec 14, 2019, 9:00am - 11:00am

    Members of the Greater Mohican Audubon Society guided birders of all skill levels. Spot birds, learn their calls and discover their habitats in the arboretum. Parking and admission are free. Please dress for the weather.

  3. Dec 6, 2019, 12:30pm - 4:30pm

    “He who only England knows, knows England least”, said Rudyard Kipling. So, add some holiday spice to your Ohio plant loving by enjoying tales from…England and Scotland, Massachusetts, Ecuador, the worldwide web of Mary Maloney, and right here in Ohio at Granny Creek (Joe Cochran’s Arboretum in Knox County), and of course Secrest Arboretum. Even a few notes on the plants of China, from ornamental peaches to views from Badaling. Come having already enjoyed your lunch. We will have a light repast mid-program. An afternoon of opening-up to your world of plants.

  4. Nov 13, 2019, 1:00pm - 2:00pm

    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. No reservations required.

  5. Nov 2, 2019, 3:00pm - 5:00pm

    Join The Voice Studio for a free community concert in the garden!  Enjoy the evening in a beautiful outdoor setting as singers from Wayne County and surrounding areas perform classical vocal solos from musical composers ranging from Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart to Richard Strauss.  Soloists will perform these Classical pieces in Italian, French, German, Latin & English. Rain or shine; performances are only cancelled in the event of severe weather.

  6. Oct 30, 2019, 10:00am - 4:00pm

    This workshop is designed for beginners who have little or no experience with watercolor.  It is designed to introduce the student to the basics of working with this wonderful medium.  Topics include: the importance of brush handling to achieve certain effects, mixing paint with water in various ratios to achieve different colors and values, and understanding color theory and applying it to painting. The day will consist of several hands-on exercises, including explanation and demonstration. Questions and class input are encouraged!  A small group setting creates an easy, casual environment

  7. Oct 23, 2019, 1:00pm - 3:00pm

    Put on your walking shoes and join us for a guided adventure to the outer reaches of Secrest Arboretum. Paul will introduce you to the far corners and hidden treasures most visitors overlook. Golf carts will take us to the back forty, so space is limited. Register now; this is a tour you won't want to miss!

  8. Oct 22, 2019, 10:00am - 4:00pm

    What plant family includes both poison ivy and cashews? Do insect Families end in “aceae” like plant families? What’s with the Sapindaceae? Why is it getting bigger? What do plant families have to do with grafting possibilities? What plant family do we eat the most of? By far. Join us to find out! Lunch and materials provided. Presented by: Ann Chanon, Jason Veil, Paul Snyder and Jim Chatfield.

  9. Oct 16, 2019, 2:00pm - 3:00pm

    Join us for a walk through the arboretum to take in fall color and learn more about our gardens as experts point out seasonal highlights and resident pollinators.  Parking and admission are free. Dress for the weather.

  10. Oct 12, 2019, 9:00am - 11:00am

    Members of the Greater Mohican Audubon Society guided birders of all skill levels. Spot birds, learn their calls and discover their habitats in the arboretum. Parking and admission are free. Please dress for the weather.

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