Here is a list of The Arboretum’s annual special events – some of the most popular, highly visited and exciting times of the year!
Ohio Sustainable Landscapes Symposium
Planning for the Future: Changing Landscapes of The Ohio River Valley
Saturday, August 4, 2018
The Dawes Arboretum presents the 7th annual symposium! Featured speaker Chris Bedel, Preserve System Director for the Edge of Appalachia will discuss saving species through habitat preservation. Expert-led tours of The Arboretum will allow a close-up of The Arboretum’s restoration and conservation efforts. The event also offers sessions on invasive plant identification, alternatives to invasive plants in the landscape, habitat restoration in home landscapes and more! This is one event you don’t want to miss. Optional field trips to Spring Valley Nature Preserve and Blackhand Gorge will be offered on Friday, August 3 for an additional fee. Thank you to our event sponsor Davey Tree!
If you did not purchase a ticket with lunch, be sure to pack your lunch!
Don’t miss the 7th Annual Ohio Sustainable Landscapes Symposium!
Planning for the Future: Changing Landscapes of the Ohio River Valley
August 4 | 8:30am – 4:30pm
$49/members | $64/non-members | $20/students
This symposium will help participants create backyards and habitats that are adaptable to changes in the Ohio River Valley. Featured speaker Chris Bedel, Preserve System Director, Edge of Appalachia Preserve, will discuss saving species through habitat preservation, and Dan Herms, Vice President of Research and Development, Davey Tree, will share information about our climate and the future of landscapes. The event offers sessions on invasive plant identification, alternatives to invasive plants, habitat restoration and more along with expert-led tours of The Arboretum. See the full agenda below.
8:15 – 8:45 Welcome, Registration and Refreshments
8:45 – 9:00 Opening Remarks
9:00 – 9:45 Edge of Appalachia: Saving Species through Habitat Preservation | Chris Bedel, Preserve System Director, The Edge of Appalachia Preserve
10:00 – 10:45 Wild Seed Collection: Conserving Biodiversity One Seed at a Time | Shana Byrd, Director of Land Conservation, The Dawes Arboretum
11:00 – 11:45 Climate Impact on Horticulture: Future of Landscapes | Dan Herms, Vice President of Research and Development, Davey Tree
12:00 – 1:00 Lunch and Plant Sale
1:15 – 2:15 Arboretum Tours
The Wild Things: Birds, Bees and Butterflies that Love your Backyard
Adventures in the Arboretum Collections: Tree Evaluations
Native Plant Restoration at the Red Barn Reserve
2:30 – 3:00 Hiding in Plain Sight: Invasive Plant Identification | David Brandenburg, Botanist, The Dawes Arboretum
3:00 – 3:30 Plant This, Not That: Alternatives to Invasive Plants in the Landscape | Peter Lowe, Director of Landscape Operations, The Dawes Arboretum
3:30 – 4:00 Native Plant Propagation: Ideas for Habitat Restoration and Home Landscapes | Carrie Brown, Conservation Project Manager, The Dawes Arboretum, and Sigrid Neilsen, botanical artist and nature educator
4:00 – 4:15 Bringing it Home: More Learning Opportunities at The Dawes Arboretum
4:15 – 4:30 Conclusion and Door Prizes
Fall Festival and Plant Sale
Saturday, September 22, 2018
10am – 2pm
Members-only | 9 – 10am
Celebrate the harvest season with a fun family event featuring hands-on apple cider making, a plant sale and more! There is something for nearly everyone in the family to enjoy, including:
- Animal Ambassadors from Ohio Bird Sanctuary
- Daweswood House Museum tours
- Guided wagon tours of The Arboretum
- Fall lawn games
- Canning demonstrations
Join us and our community partners for an event you don’t want to miss! Presented by The Energy Cooperative with support from media sponsor Ohio Magazine.
Maple Syrup Days
Arbor Day Festival
Spring Plant Sale and Garden Fair