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Secrest Arboretum

September 19th, 2015

I’ve been on the road, traveling to Ohio to visit family, to Pennsylvania for the Mother Earth News Fair, and then on to Philly to go to Longwood and a few other places. My first day in Ohio, I met up with my sister and the nieces & nephew at Secrest Arboretum at the OARDC in Wooster, OH.
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It’s quite a lovely place to spend a day. There are perennial gardens, trees, water features, and amphitheater, catcus gardens, and a children’s garden complete with slide.
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It’s a great place to spend a day, walking, spending time outside and with each other. Admiring plants, taking photos, running, laughing, playing, everything a family fun day should be. If you’re ever in the area, I highly recommending spending a few hours at this lovely place.

Do you have lovely gardens to visit in your area?

4 Comments to “Secrest Arboretum”
  1. PennyAshevilleNC on September 21, 2015 at 9:55 am

    HA The slide pic into the cactus pic is unsettling ;)

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  2. katy on September 24, 2015 at 3:30 pm

    What is that super high, pink fireworks plant? we were gifted one this summer and I would like to know its name

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  3. Kathi on October 9, 2015 at 5:51 pm

    We love Secrest Arboretum!!! Its less than a 30 minute drive from our house. Do you ever visit Quailcrest in Wooster?

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  4. Brenda Marshall on October 14, 2015 at 12:59 pm

    Wooster, Ohio (locals pronounce it Wister) not Wooder. It is a really nice place for a walk.

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