Secrest Arboretum

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United States of America - Ohio - Wooster

Institution Code: OARDC

BGCI Member: No

About the Secrest Arboretum

By providing research-based information to enhance the environment, Secrest helps scientists, educators, students, producers, landscape architects, and consumers. As Secrest continues to discover and develop solutions to landscape problems, it is critical to update our collections. Secrest is already home to thousands of native and introduced species and cultivars of trees, shrubs, and other plants, and with the help of the Friends of Secrest Arboretum, we will help establish new and improved programs for research, education, and natural beauty and continue to be a unique resource in Ohio.

Main Address:
Secrest Arboretum
Ohio State University
1680 Madison Avenue
Ohio 44691 United States of America

Telephone: (330) 263-3761
Fax: (330) 263-3767
Primary Email:

Staff Details

  • Director's Name: Kenneth Cochran, Director of Programs
    Curator's Name: Barbara Mekoleske, Administrative Assistant
    Plant Records Officer's Name:

About the Garden

  • Institution Type: Botanic Garden
  • Status
  • Status: Educational: Yes
  • Date founded: 1908
  • Physical Data
  • Total Area: 46 Hectares
    Latitude: 40.7786720
    Longitude: -81.9307930
    Annual Rainfall: 1052 mm
    Altitude: 0.00 Metres

Features and Facilities

  • Arboretum: Yes
  • Open to public: Yes
    Friends society: Yes
  • Number of Visitors: 10000

Plant Collections

  • Special Collections:Arborvitae, flowering crab-apples, firs, hollies, junipers, pines, Rhododendrons, shade trees, spruces, Taxus, deciduous shrubs.

Conservation Programmes

Research Programmes

Education Programmes

  • Public Lectures/Talks: Yes
    Courses for General Public: Yes