Things To Do
☼ Admire and learn about the identified specimens of trees, vines, and other plants (periodic guided trail tours offered, or conduct a self-guided tour).
☼ Walk or run with your dog, or with a friend or family member! (SORRY — no motorized vehicle access to the trails) Bicycles welcome!
☼ Adopt a section of the trails that meander through the 48+/- acre urban forest.
☼ Picnic in our pecan grove, just west of the farmhouse. (For group events, call (757)382-7060 to reserve the space.) Please, no open flames anywhere on the Arboretum property!
☼ Discuss trees – selection, care, pruning, etc. – with Chesapeake’s Urban Forester. His office is onsite!
☼ Find a spot to practice a favorite hobby such as photography, painting, poetry composition, geo-caching, tai-chi, bird-watching, tree-hugging.
☼ Smell the roses — and the camellias, the irises, the rosemary, the dill,
even the compost!
☼ Appreciate this region’s agrarian heritage, as reflected by the Caleb Williamson Homestead headquarters, and contribute your expertise, time, material, etc. to restoration efforts at the Homestead
☼ Sign up for one of our classes – We are “Nature’s Classroom”
☼ Celebrate ARBOR DAY.
☼ Support the Chesapeake Arboretum’s status as an Elizabeth River Project “RiverStar”, “doin’ right by the Elizabeth River and the Chesapeake Bay.”
☼ Join other area citizens in environmental educational outreach initiatives, both formal and informal.
☼ Ask a Chesapeake Master Gardener just about anything you want to know about your lawn, flowerbeds, vegetable garden.
☼ Thrill at the immense variety of wildlife to be found in the Arboretum’s forest.
☼ Dig in the dirt! Our Homestead headquarters grounds are manicured by devoted volunteers who gather for horticultural diversion most Tuesdays & Thursdays at 9 a.m. Call (757)382-7060 for details.