Chesapeake Arboretum

Chesapeake, VA

National Parks
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Address: 624 Oak Grove Rd, Chesapeake, VA 23320, USA How do we get there? Number: 757 819-7510
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Nature's classroom is waiting at the Chesapeake Arboretum! Here, there are 48 acres of beautiful displays, gardens and trails, all waiting to give you a beautiful time in nature AND teach you all about horticulture and the environment!

In fact, it boasts one of the states finest trail systems, which wander through a hardwood forest filled with beautiful plants and trees. Sounds pretty great, doesn't it!

Within the grounds of the Chesapeake Arboretum, there are the headquarters located on the farmhouse. Here there are a number of theme gardens to explore, including a beautiful antique rose garden, as well as a fragrance garden.

There are even several demonstration gardens, and events held here throughout the year!

During your nature filled day out, kids can learn all about the many specimens of trees and plants through self-guided tours, and periodic guided tours. If you have endless energy, why not enjoy a walk or a run through the many trails?

Those interested in photography will have unlimited opportunities to capture something great, or if you are a little creative, just spend your time painting, or drawing, or writing poetry.

Kids - as you spend time at the arboretum, watch out for the local wildlife! They can be hidden around every corner, and they might just pop out to say hello!

So for all the green thumbs and nature lovers in the family, Chesapeake Arboretum can give you a relaxing, nature filled day out that you might just re-visit again...and again...and again!

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Chesapeake Arboretum FAQ’s

This non-profit organization that look after this beautiful patch of nature. You can help out by volunteering, donating, or adopting a patch of land!

You can have picnics in their pecan grove, which is just west of the farmhouse. No open flames though

There is an information kiosk that you can visit to pick up trail maps and information about the area

They have educational outreach initiatives. Just give them a call to see what your options are

It's always a good idea to take bottled water and healthy snacks for energy, especially if you are going on the trails.

Speak to staff and the information kiosk about the accessibility of the trails. They will have information there

There is ample parking for you!

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