Chesapeake Arboretum, Chesapeake

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The Chesapeake Arboretum is located in the heart of Chesapeake and is a 48-acre "Nature's Classroom" that promotes horticultural and environmental awareness through displays, education and research. Dedicated to 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.

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  • We enjoy walking the trail and learning about the trees and plans. My daughter and I walked a few miles in the Arboretum and we truly enjoyed the Camellia plants.  more »
  • Unless you look for the arboretum, you wouldn't suspect there would be nice wooded trails right off of Battlefield Blvd in the middle of lots of homes. These trails are well marked and maintained.  more »
  • it provides a little respite, and a little tree education. but the trails need some work and the plantings were very stressed.it's free and there is plenty of parking.  more »
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  • My family loves the trails, we go every chance we get. Nice hidden gem!
  • Just beautiful! An oasis of calm and shade.
  • If you're looking for an educational experience that is out of this world then the arbortorium is for you. The grounds are maintained buy an arborist named Bob fountian and he knows everything about trees and nature he blew my mind. Because of mr. Fountian and the experience at the Arboretum I have a new understanding and respect for trees and something as simple as compost. he maintains 50 acres by himself and a small staff of volunteers. There's even a 300 year old farmhouse on the grounds rich full of Dripping history. I would highly recommend coming and checking it out you won't leave the same. And shoot, you could even volunteer TOO!
  • Great place. Cant wait till they finish repairing the bridges
  • I didnt know its called the Arboretum but it a little lake off Battlefield and Kempsville. I have caught a 6 1/2 pounder there too.
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