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

 Crabapple - Malus

Plant of the Month

One of many crabapple trees to see in the Secrest Arboretum.

Upcoming Events

Whiz Bang! Science Show
Thursday, June 8, 2017

Dr Dave Lohnes, OARDC's popular Whiz-Bang Scientist, encourages children to learn more about science in an enriching outdoor environment.

Guided Bird Walk
Saturday, June 10, 2017

Members of the Greater Mohican Audubon Society guide birders of all skill levels.

Composting Workshop
Monday, June 12, 2017

Learn about the gardening benefits of composting, and how to create your own compost at home!

Guided Summer Walk
Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Walks call your attention to seasonal treasures and best practices for your landscape.

Propagation Workshop-Cuttings
Friday, June 23, 2017

This workshop is designed to teach cutting propagation of woody plants.