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Planning Your Visit 

Secrest Arboretum offers various theme gardens and amenities with paved walkways, seating areas and a diverse collection of woody and herbaceous plantings. Our grounds are the perfect setting for a brisk walk, The Buckeye Forestbusiness retreat or picnic lunch with the family. While you are here, enjoy guided walks, self-guided tours, plant sales and community events. Additional amenities include ample parking, interpretive signage, restroom facilities and handicap accessible walkways. 

Well-behaved photographers, and pets on leashes are welcome at Secrest. Cleanup of pet waste is the responsibility of the ownerPet waste stations are located near the Secrest Welcome Center and Buckeye Forest

The use of Unmanned Aircraft Systems (drones) is prohibited on all Ohio State University property, including OARDC, Secrest Arboretum, ATI and research farms, without prior authorization. Please contact us at least 3 weeks in advance of your visit or event to request approval. Please review the complete policy for additional information.

For their safety, please do not allow children or animals to play in, or drink from, ponds and water features. The Wooster Campus is tobacco free; the use of all tobacco products is prohibited on our grounds. Thank you for your cooperation!

The Jack & Deb Miller Pavilion, John Streeter Garden Amphitheater and Taylor Pavilion are available for year-round community and corporate event rentals. Rental rates and information are available by contacting Debbie Shaffer at, or by calling 330-263-5500.

Helpful Information:

Hours: Dawn-Dusk, 365 days a year 

Admission: Free (A registration fee may apply for some events.)

Driving Directions/Google Map

Wooster Campus Map

Secrest Arboretum Map

2021 Reciprocal Admissions Program Member Garden

Get in Touch:

Jason Veil, Curator
(330) 263-3761