Below is a list of The Arboretum’s annual special events – some of the most popular, highly visited and exciting times of the year!
Friday, December 2
5pm – 8pm
Free Admission with Membership
During this sale, Members of The Dawes Arboretum receive a 20% discount on all purchases from Daweswood Gifts. Don’t miss this fun event! Enjoy light refreshments while shopping for the perfect gift for the gardener or nature lover on your list.
Saturday, February 25 through Sunday, March 12th
10am – 4pm
Saturday, April 29
10am – 4pm
The Arbor Day Festival is a celebration of trees and nature. Expect a fun-filled day with hands-on learning opportunities for families including crafts, displays and tree climbing.
Spring Plant Sale and Garden Fair
Saturday, May 20
10 am – 4 pm
Enhance your landscape with unique plants cultivated by our horticulture experts! Our annual spring Plant Sale & Garden Fair offers the opportunity to find some rare gems you can’t find anywhere else. The Arboretum showcases some of our favorite woody varieties which have been researched on our own grounds.
Merchants and professionals offer wares and services in all areas of gardening, landscaping and home décor. Choose from an assortment of annuals, perennials, herbs and vegetables. Our plant experts are always on hand to help you choose the best plants for your outdoor spaces.
Saturday, October 21
11 am – 3 pm
Where better to honor the start of autumn than The Dawes Arboretum? Celebrate the harvest season with an enjoyable family event that explores homesteading techniques and seasonally appropriate gardening tips.