Named one of Virginia's Treasures by the Department of Conservation & Recreation, the Chesapeake Arboretum is a 48-acre natural classroom dedicated to promoting horticultural and environmental awareness. The Arboretum headquarters is an eighteenth century farmhouse with theme gardens that include a fragrance and antique rose garden. The farmhouse was built in 1730 with an addition built in 1822.
One of Virginia's finest trail systems meanders through a mature hardwood forest with many varieties of native plants and trees. Part of the Virginia Birding and Wildlife Trail South Chesapeake Loop, this site is not to be missed.