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

  Hybrid Witchhazel - Hamamelis x intermedia

Plant of the Month

If it seems miraculous that a shrub could flower in an area of the country that has average minimum winter temperatures of -10 to -20 degrees Fahrenheit, it is! But the wise witchhazel has a
special adaptation to cold: while a sunny day above even slightly above freezing will pop the flowerbuds open, a sudden chill will cause the petals to roll up for protection.

Upcoming Events

Guided Winter Walk
Wednesday, February 22, 2017

On this late-February walk, enjoy winter scenes of Witchhazel, Lenten Rose, colorful conifers, native grasses and Parrotia.

Master Gardener Program
Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Have you ever wanted to be a Master Gardener? Ever wonder about proper pruning techniques, plant propagation or plant diseases? Do you want to grow your own fruits and vegetables? We are excited to offer this program every Wednesday, March 15-May 10, 2017.

Pruning Workshop
Friday, March 17, 2017

This introductory workshop covers basic pruning techniques.

Master Gardener Class
Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Master Gardener Class
Wednesday, March 29, 2017