Save the date: #GivingTuesday

Are you preparing your shopping list for the holiday season?  Add another recipient to your list—The Dawes Arboretum.  We’ve been especially nice this year and hope that Santa will bring us the gifts we need to continue to offer free admission to more than 250,000 visitors each year! Non-profit organizations have launched an annual campaign […]

Handmade Goods Holiday Fair

Handmade Good Holiday Fair November 7, 2014 10am – 4pm Brandon Clayton, Visitors Services Director There is certainly a lot of competition in the local “craft show” market with many churches, schools and farmers markets playing host to vendors for different events.  Our event is different!  The Handmade Goods Holiday Fair is more than a […]

A Handmade Holiday

A Handmade Holiday by Brandon Clayton, Visitor Services Director The Handmade Goods Holiday Fair will be held at The Dawes Arboretum on November 7, 2015 from 10am until 4pm. This is an indoor event located in the Visitors Center. There is certainly a lot of competition in the local “craft show” market. With most churches, […]

Fall Plant Sale

Fall Plant Sale by Megan Fleischer, Display Gardens Manager We are within reach of the time of year I look forward to most; where a perfect day consists of cool, crisp morning air that slowly warms as the day ages.  It’s time to prepare for fall!  We’ve almost made it gardeners, another summer in the books.  […]

Hunting for Treasure

Hunting for Treasure by Mike Ecker, Director of Horticulture People love hunting for treasures whether they do so in antique stores, old book stores or at the ever popular yard sales.  But I propose that among the favorite places to find treasure is right here at The Dawes Arboretum at the Spring Plant Sale and […]

Daweswood Gifts – Restructured

|By Brandon Clayton, Director of Visitor Services| It is important, especially in retail, to keep up with trends and provide a fresh new look to keep visitors coming back for more. Because of this, Daweswood Gifts has recently undergone a face lift to improve our over all customer and visitor experience. We have added a […]

Why Plant in Fall? Find out Now!

Fall Plant Sale! Fall Plant Sale! Read all about it!   |  by Megan Fleischer, Display Gardens Manager It’s the time of year that I look forward to most—where a perfect day consists of cool, crisp morning air that slowly warms as the day ages.  Jacket weather.  Football.  Tailgating.  Pumpkin-flavored everything.  It’s fall!  We made […]

This Reason to Visit The Arboretum Might Surprise You

When you think of visiting The Dawes Arboretum, chances are, the images that come to mind are diverse plants and trees, serene ponds, gardens or natural areas.  These are the things that make The Arboretum a treasure to explore, but we offer other treasures, too—and these ones can be brought home with you!  An extension of […]