Experience something different at The Dawes Arboretum - attend the 33rd annual Bonsai Show! Watch a karate demonstration each day by students of the Sprague Shotokan Karate System, Japanese cultural items on display, free demonstrations and a silent auction. The show includes nearly 100 bonsai specimens in the Visitors Center and Bonsai Courtyard as well as vendors on the Visitors Center Deck with supplies for all your bonsai needs. The Saturday work shop, from 1 - 4pm, focuses on Beginning Bonsai, perfect for those just starting out ($35 fee; registration required).
It's time for our annual Fall Plant Sale! Held concurrently with the Ohio Sustainable Landscape Symposium, the best of the best in native plants are featured. Choose from our selection of native perennials, many of which were grown on grounds. We have other assorted trees and shrubs available at show-stopping prices as well. Fall is a great time to add these beneficial plants to your garden! Arboretum members receive 15 percent off of their purchase.
The Dawes Arboretum's Holiday Luminary Tour benefits the Food Pantry Network of Licking County. This evening of illumination is filled with 1,500 candle luminaries lining the South End Auto Tour. Join us inside the Visitors Center after the drive for a cup of hot cocoa, a holiday treat and some activities for the whole family. Purchase a poinsettia from our beautiful variety and help support The Arboretum. Please bring a non-perishable food or monetary donation for the Food Pantry Network of Licking County.