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Chesapeake Arboretum

Important Notices

COVID-19 & the VBWT: Be Safe While OutdoorsDGIF encourages you to be safe while outdoors. Before heading out, first check with individual sites on the Virginia Bird & Wildlife Trail to find out whether they are still open to the public. Information regarding closures is typically posted on a site's own website. Be advised that some sites, even if still open, may have certain public facilities closed during this time. If a site is still open, maintain CDC social distancing guidelines while enjoying the outdoors.


The Arboretum consists of 2 acres of gardens, the Caleb Williamson Farmhouse, and 48 acres of woodlands with 3.5 miles of mulched trails. Pick up a trail map from the box along the path near the farmhouse to begin exploring the grounds. Highlights of the trail include crossing a small clear stream that flows through the forest, which attracts reptiles, amphibians, and butterflies and provides a bathing spot for the woodland passerines that frequent the property.


Address: 624 Oak Grove Road, Chesapeake, VA 23320

From the Previous Site on the South Chesapeake Loop of VBWT:

From Oak Grove Lake Park, return to Battlefield Boulevard and continue south 1.5 miles to Gainsborough Square. Turn left at the light and continue 0.2 miles to the road’s end. Turn left and immediately left again into the Arboretum parking lot.

Location & Directions

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Site Information

  • Site Contact: 757-819-7510, ContactPRT@cityofchesapeake.net
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  • Season: All
  • Access: Free, Daily, Sunrise to Sunset

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