The Dawes Arboretum welcomes Autumn!

Learn about fall color on when of our many Fall Color Wagon Tours offered October 10, 17 and 24 at 1pm and 3pm. Tours depart from the Visitors Center.

Support The Arboretum's Annual Appeal

As the weather cools we enter one of the most important seasons of the year for giving to The Arboretum. As you create your holiday gift list, add The Arboretum to your "nice" list for providing wonderful opportunities for visitors the whole year through.

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Explore the 2015 StoryTrail™

This year's StoryTrail™ features "Maple," by Lori Nichols -- a story about the bond between a little girl and her beloved tree.

Pardon Our Dust!

We are improving our Auto Tour and will be closing the tour intermittently throughout the next few weeks. Our trails are still open as well as our North End Auto Tour Loop (1 mile in length). We encourage you to explore the acessible trails and get your feet moving during this time of construction!

Holiday Decorating Workshops

Kick the holiday season off right by making a beautiful centerpiece or wreath for your home.

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From The Blog...


Fall: A Time for Family Fun

Fall: A Time for Family Fun by Sarah Mill, Education Director The fall season is my favorite, for a number of reasons. In my family, fall is a time to celebrate birthdays and anniversaries, honor traditions, rekindle friendships and take some pause from the daily routine to enjoy the great outdoors. For me, there is […]

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