Mark your calendars for Arbor Day Festival

Join us on April 28 from 11am to 3pm for a fun day filled with family-focused learning opportunities including tree climbing, activities and displays.

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Coffee and Canvas at The Dawes Arboretum

Join us and local artist Kathy Anderson for a Coffee and Canvas class on May 19 from 9:30am to 12pm to recreate a scene from The Arboretum.

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Camp Dawes 2018

Children explore the natural world when they attend Camp Dawes. Every session of camp includes a balance of organized games and activities and child-directed choices, with nature as the focus.

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Our Spring/Summer hours are in Effect

From April 1 to August 31, our hours are 7am to 8pm. The auto-tour will close for entry at 7:30pm.

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From The Blog...

History Center Preview: Spring 2018

By Leslie Wagner, Historian In 1929 The Dawes Arboretum was established by Beman and Bertie Dawes, propelled by Beman’s determination to inspire others to plant trees. At the time of The Arboretum’s establishment, Ohio was depleted of trees due to a 150-year period of forest removal. Beman, a former industrialist, decided to turn his oil […]

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