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  • Basic Member Dues

  • Supporting Member Options

  • Other Member Options

    • Chestnut Club – club/professional level membership ($75 and up)

      Organizations have an exclusive category of membership.   Non-profit organizations, clubs and corporations with 30 or fewer members or employees may join for $75 per year.   Benefits include one free on-grounds program for your group and one free four-hour room rental during regular business hours (other hours are made available at an additional fee).   A membership card will be supplied to the head of the organization and is valid for a 15% discount in the gift shop for items purchased on behalf of the organization.   This level also permits the cardholder to use of Arboretum grounds for professional photography within our guidelines (see our FAQ page at dawesarb.org/about/faqs/ for more information).  For larger organizations, please stop by the Visitors Center or contact the Director of Development at development@dawesarb.org or 800.44.DAWES for details.

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    • Paw Paw (Monthly)

      Paw Paw members are supporters of The Arboretum who have minimum monthly membership dues of $20 automatically billed to a credit card.   Members in this category receive special benefits.   Please stop by the Visitors Center or contact the Director of Development at development@dawesarb.org or 800.44.DAWES for more information.

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You can also join The Dawes Arboretum in person in the Visitors Center, by phone at 800.44.DAWES or by mailing payment to The Dawes Arboretum, Development Office, 7770 Jacksontown Road, Newark, OH 43056.

If purchasing two years of membership at once, receive a 10% discount on all membership levels (except Paw Paw and Chestnut Club).

College students and seniors (60+) may receive a 10% discount on a one-year membership. Please call The Arboretum or stop by the Visitors Center to utilize this discount.

The Dawes Arboretum is a 501(c)(3) non-profit operating foundation. Unless otherwise stated, goods or services provided by The Arboretum are of nominal value under applicable IRS regulations.

Tribute Gifts and Estate Planning

In addition to membership, memorial or tribute gifts are a thoughtful way to honor a loved one.  The Arboretum also appreciates all types of planned giving from Estates.