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Membership in The Dawes Arboretum is the best way to keep informed of Arboretum activities and at the same time support our mission of increasing the love and knowledge of trees, history and the natural world. Whether you are looking to receive regular updates on events, show your support for this wonderful community resource, or benefit from discounts on programming—Arboretum membership is for you!

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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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Project FeederWatch at The Dawes Arboretum

Meet our veteran FeederWatcher volunteers in the Discovery Center for a morning of birding fun! Try out a pair of binoculars and learn to identify some common feeder birds. Project FeederWatch, a program of the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, is a winter-long survey of birds that visit feeders at backyards, nature centers, and community areas. The Arboretum’s FeederWatchers meet in the Discovery Center on Friday and Saturday mornings from 9 -11am.

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From The Blog...

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The Dawes Arboretum Tradition of Honoring Outstanding Horticulturists

The Dawes Arboretum has a long history of honoring prominent members of the horticulture community.  The Arboretum has dedicated trees in honor of forestry education pioneer Carl Alwin Schenck, Ph.D., researcher and professor of Horticulture at The Ohio State University Dr. Lewis C. Chadwick and even Johnny Appleseed!  Most recently, The Arboretum honored botanist and […]

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