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 large groups,
we prefer that you call 382 7060 ahead of time to let us know you’re coming.) 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’re “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 382-7060 for details