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Friends of Secrest Volunteer

Secrest Arboretum could not maintain the quality of its gardens, programming and community outreach activities without the tireless support of many Friends, Master Gardeners and Volunteers.  Please review our programs and complete an application, or call to see how you can help!

Friends of Secrest (FSA)

JOIN ONLINE or Submit your application by mail: Friends of Secrest Membership Application (.pdf)

Benefits of Membership:

  • Discounted educational seminars
  • Members-only news and publications
  • Secrest pre-sale events and local discounts
  • American Horticultural Society Reciprocal Admissions Program

Friends of Secrest Arboretum (FSA) has been organized to play a vital role in funding, volunteering, and helping with the further development of Secrest, an arboretum of national and international stature. Whether you live in Ohio or elsewhere, you can be a Friend of Secrest Arboretum.

By providing research-based information to enhance the environment, Secrest helps scientists, educators, students, producers, landscape architects, and consumers. As Secrest continues to discover and develop solutions to landscape problems, it is critical to update our collections. Secrest is already home to thousands of native and introduced species and cultivars of trees, shrubs, and other plants, and with the help of the Friends of Secrest Arboretum, we will help establish new and improved programs for research, education, and natural beauty and continue to be a unique resource in Ohio.

Each year, thousands of people enjoy and learn from Secrest Arboretum. Such partners have been recognized as important assets throughout our history. As a member of Friends of Secrest Arboretum, you will be a partner for the future.

Call or write for more information:(330) 263-3761 or We look forward to hearing from you.

Master Gardener Volunteer Program

Secrest Arboretum Master Gardeners

The Ohio State University Extension Master Gardener Volunteer Program provides intensive training in horticulture to interested Ohio residents, who then volunteer their time assisting with educational programs and activities for Ohio residents through their local OSU Extension county office. Volunteers are not required to have gardening skills or knowledge; but a passion for learning about gardening and sharing this knowledge with others is a must!

Secrest Master Gardener training runs annually from March-May.  A completed application and screening interview are required for admission to the program. Class sizes are limited; apply early!  Visit the Master Gardener website above for complete program details.

Secrest Volunteers

Secrest Arboretum Volunteer Application - .pdf

College of Wooster Volunteer Day

For more information on volunteers please contact Paul Snyder.