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Visitors are responsible for knowing and following the rules and regulations of The Dawes Arboretum:

  • Please be respectful of the plants and trees at all times.
  • Do not enter flower beds, climb tree branches or enter areas that are fenced off or gated.
  • Collecting plant materials including leaves, branches, fruits, etc. is not permitted.
  • Leave tables, benches, decorative pots and other materials where they have been placed by employees of The Arboretum. Moving such items for photographs and other uses may result in damage and/or personal injury.
  • Pets must be kept on leashes. Please do not allow pets to urinate on plants. Clean up pet waste and dispose of in a trash can.
  • Grills are prohibited.
  • Please take your trash and recyclables with you.
  • Keep bicycles off of unpaved trails.
  • Have fun!

Hours & Admission

Arboretum Hours:

Open at 7am
Closing times vary by season.
Closed New Year's, Thanksgiving & Christmas days.

Admission is free

Visitors Center Hours:

Monday - Saturday
8am - 5pm
Sundays and holidays
10am - 5pm