Secrest Arboretum

Admission to Secrest Arboretum in Wooster is free.

The Secrest Arboretum in Wooster began in 1909 by Edmund Secrest, who was interested in the study of various trees. Over the years, trees of many types were planted in the Arboretum, including the largest collection of crab apples in the nation.  Rhododendrons of various types and colors line the drive, and a large rose garden with over 500 varieties is there as well.  The arboretum was one of the first places in the United States to plant a Dawn Redwood in the 1940s, and it has now grown into a magnificent specimen.  Guided tours are available, as well as self-guided tours.  Please keep in mind that this property is part of a university, and you may encounter groups of students at any time.  No pets are permitted, and the college prefers for there to be no eating on arboretum property.

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