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 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”. The Arboretum conducts training and educational programs on demand for school and civic groups.