December Events

December 8 — The 2023 Winter Master Gardener Volunteer Gathering, 11 AM – 1 PM At this gathering we will celebrate our class of 2022 graduates! It will be held at the Stone House located across from the welcome center at the arboretum.

At the meeting, we will also be holding a Chinese auction where donated items are displayed and each item has an empty basket or bag in front of it. Auction participants buy tickets and place a ticket(s) in the basket/bag for each item which they want to "win." At the end of the auction, one winning ticket is drawn from each basket/bag.

Please RSVP so we can plan accordingly.

December 9 — Guided Bird Walk, 9 AM – 11 AM Welcome Center Members of the Greater Mohican Audubon Society guide birders of all skill levels. Parking and admission are free.  Dress for the weather.

For information on events in January and February, 2024, please consult the events tab at

Helpful Links

  • Find links to events, plant collections at the Arboretum, Master Gardener Volunteers, and past and present newsletters.
  • Find links to Friends of Secrest Arboretum membership, donations, and events sponsored by the group.
  • Buckeye Yard and Garden onLine contains articles written by Extension, Nursery, Landscape and Turf team members that benefit both home and professional gardeners.

Newsletter Contributors: Pat Warner, Jason Veil, Paul Snyder, Sandi Rowsey, Bob Everett, Karen Edgington, Sue Cook, and Janet Broda