Fall Festival and Plant Sale

Saturday, October 1 (10am - 4pm) - Celebrate the harvest season at The Dawes Arboretum with a family event that features hands-on homesteading activities for kids, wagon tours, storytelling, and interactive displays along with live animal ambassadors from the Ohio Wildlife Center. You won’t want to miss our outstanding Fall Plant Sale that features perennials and woody plants – just in time for fall planting.

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Daweswood House Museum Tours

Friday through Sunday (12 pm, 2pm) - Take a guided tour of the Daweswood House Museum, once the country home of Arboretum co-founders, the late Beman and Bertie Dawes. See and hear the history behind antiques and memorabilia from the Dawes family. Open weekends now through October.

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Weddings at The Arboretum

Whether you are looking for a garden ceremony site or an indoor reception venue, we have just the place for you! Our meticulously maintained gardens provide the perfect backdrop for your event with accommodations for up to 100 guests.

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From The Blog...

David Brandenburg

E Pluribus Unum (“Out of Many, One)

David Brandenburg, Taxonomic Botanist Looking out at your backyard one morning, you count some dozen and a half dandelions in bloom.  The actual number of individual dandelion flowers in your yard is surprisingly much greater than your visual estimate.  That’s because dandelions belong to the “composite” family of plants (Asteraceae, a.k.a. Compositae), sometimes called the […]

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