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We are dedicated to increasing the love and knowledge of trees, history and the natural world.

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Coming Soon: Arbor Day Festival!

April 26: Expect a fun-filled day with lots of hands-on learning opportunities for families.

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Plant Sale & Garden Fair on May 17

Visit between 9am and 3pm to purchase plants from our experts!

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StoryTrail™ Returns June 2014!

Join us for the Opening Celebration on June 11 at 2pm during Little Buckeye Imagination Session.

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Japanese Garden Restoration

Be part of the effort to restore this cultural gem. Contact or call 800.44.DAWES to make a donation.

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From The Blog...


Visit the Brand New History Center… with Exhibits!

By Leslie Wagner, Historian The History Center has been an ever-changing space in The Dawes Arboretum’s history.  A garage for the Dawes family, the headquarters of the History department, and now a space to showcase our artifacts and archival materials.  The building is dedicated to C. Burr Dawes, son of the founders and the Arboretum’s […]

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