Chesapeake Arboretum

Important Notices

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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,
  • Website
  • Access: Free, Daily, Sunrise to Sunset

Birds Recently Seen at Chesapeake Arboretum (as reported to eBird)

  • Canada Goose
  • Ring-necked Duck
  • Mourning Dove
  • Double-crested Cormorant
  • Great Blue Heron
  • Red-bellied Woodpecker
  • Eastern Phoebe
  • Blue Jay
  • American Crow
  • Carolina Chickadee

Seasonal Bird Observations


  • Accessible
  • Hiking Trails
  • Information
  • Parking
  • Picnic
  • Restrooms