Secrest Arboretum
Secrest Arboretum
Learn - Explore - Wonder - Connect
Learn - Explore - Wonder - Connect

Come Visit!

Look at, learn about, and love the plant life around you. Over the past 100+ years, we have gButterfly Benchrown into an expansive outdoor laboratory and landscape garden.

At Secrest, our beautiful theme gardens illustrate the use of style, color and texture within plant habitats to establish a sustainable landscape. Enjoy our gardens and discover plant selections for yours. Stroll our paved walkways through forests and meadows.

Avery Mullet, Peyton Mullet, Sadie Covert, Gunnar Mullet, Hunter Mullet

Check out the Fortress at the Hogs-back, embankment slide and pavilion complete with giant frogs, tortoises and more...for kids of ALL ages! Make the most of your environment by spending time in ours. For the health and safety of children and pets, please do not play in, or drink from, ponds and water features.


Jack & Deb Miller Pavilion


Plant of the Month

 Fragrant Viburnum - Viburnum x juddii

Plant of the Month

Viburnum juddii is a hybrid between V. carlesii and V. bitchiuense. Combining the best features of both parents, it grows to 4 ft. tall and has a rounded, full appearance. The plant flowers abundantly with fragrant, semi-snowball blooms.

Upcoming Events

Guided Spring/Pollinator Walk
Friday, April 28, 2017

Take a stroll through the arboretum and listen as our experts point out the signs of spring.

Master Gardener Class
Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Master Gardener Class
Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Plant Discovery Day Pre-Sale (MEMBERS ONLY)
Friday, May 12, 2017

Friends of Secrest Arboretum enjoy the best selection of annuals, perennials and herbs at this members only pre-sale.

Plant Discovery Day Plant Sale
Saturday, May 13, 2017

A premier plant and art sale featuring hard-to-find annuals and perennials, herbs, woody plants and art for the home and landscape.