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

 Dragon's-eye pine - Pinus densiflora 'Oculus Draconis'

Plant of the Month

This pine's needles are marked with bands of yellow and green. The buttery yellow variegation on the 3- to 5-inch needles is present year-round, but intensifies as summer turns to fall and persists into winter. The scaly, fissured bark is lovely, ranging in color from gray to rich rusty orange.

Upcoming Events

Grafting Workshop
Thursday, February 2, 2017

Learn the what, why and how behind the art of plant grafting.

Guided Bird Walk
Saturday, February 11, 2017

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

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.