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 new 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.


Jack & Deb Miller Pavilion

Plant of the Month

 Blue-mist shrub - Caryopteris

Plant of the Month

Plants in the genus Caryopteris are small to medium-sized woody shrubs cultivated for their attractive, aromatic foliage and usually blue flowers. The 6 species are native to the Himalayas and East Asia.

Upcoming Events

Secrest AfterHours
Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Topic: TBA.

Wayne Co. Heart Walk
Saturday, September 19, 2015

To raise money for life-saving research and educational programs, OARDC and ATI are participating in the annual Heart Walk.

John Schmid Concert-NEW TIME
Sunday, September 20, 2015

John Schmid is the founder and director of Common Ground Ministries.

Guided Autumn Walk
Thursday, September 24, 2015

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

Autumn Discovery Day - Tree & Shrub Sale
Saturday, October 3, 2015

Rain or shine, the sale goes on! Come ready to purchase a variety of unique trees and shrubs to diversify your landscape.