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Chesapeake Arboretum

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  1. Bridges
  2. Farm House
  3. Gazebo
  4. Greenhouse
  5. Lake
  6. Parking Lot
  7. Picnic Areas
  8. Propagation Nursery
  9. Trails

The Chesapeake Arboretum, located in the heart of Chesapeake, is a 51-acre "Nature's Classroom" that promotes horticultural and environmental awareness through displays, education, and research. It is designated a Virginia Treasure, an initiative to highlight important ecological, historic, scenic and recreational lands across the state. Dedicated at its current site in November 1996, it boasts one of Virginia's finest trail systems that wanders through a mature hardwood forest with many varieties of trees and plants.

The Chesapeake Arboretum is constantly seeking to be a responsible protector of the natural resources available at the site. Efforts are continuously made to instruct, promote, and embody a "green mindset."

Park Amenities:

  • 11 bridges
  • Approximately 3.5 miles of hiking/walking trails - Trail Map (PNG)
  • 3-acre Lake Hughes
  • Caleb Williamson Farm House 
  • Camellia Cove, part of the American Camellia Trail
  • Gazebo and Picnic area(s) with tables
  • Propagation Nursery
  • Large Parking area
  • Master Gardener area with Greenhouse

Learn more about the Chesapeake Arboretum, including the Pecan Grove Gazebo, activities, and volunteers!