Past Events

  1. Feb 21, 2020, 10:00am - 4:00pm

    Presented by Amy Stone, Kathy Smith, Marne Tichenell and Jim Chatfield. Our all-day school will focus on The Pervasiveness of Invasiveness, programs about the invasive species that affect our gardens, landscapes, orchards, woodlands, waterways & airways. As humans, we are all one species, Homo sapiens, we are all one, but for our plants and animals, worlds often collide, and species from different parts of the world and country take quite a toll. Lunch and materials provided.

  2. Feb 19, 2020, 1:00pm - 3:30pm

    Witchhazels signal the arrival of spring at Secrest! Come discover the numerous witchhazels in the Secrest collection. Experience the beauty and fragrance of these fascinating plants. 

  3. Feb 6, 2020, 12:30pm - 3:30pm

    Is it a sprucepine or a firpine? Learn how to tell the difference between a spruce, pine, fir, hemlock, and other common evergreens. Students will look at samples and learn key identifying characteristics. 

  4. Jan 24, 2020, 1:00pm - 4:00pm

    Welcome to our second ArboREADum book club; a casual sharing of favorite plant and nature reading selections. Anyone in attendance is welcome (not required) to share! Coffee and pastries provided. "I find television very educating. Every time somebody turns on the set, I go into the other room and read a book." -Groucho Marx

  5. Jan 22, 2020, 10:00am - 3:30pm

    Learn how to identify common trees in winter by using features found on twigs. Time will be spent going over twig morphology, and twig samples. Participants will receive a book and hand lens as part of the workshop.

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. 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.

  10. 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.