Our Current Hours

From April 1 to September 30, our hours are 8am to 7pm for Arboretum members and 9am to 7pm for non-members. Entrance gates will close at 6:30pm.

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Mark your calendars for our Arbor Day Festival presented by Park National Bank!

Join us on April 27, 2019 from 10am – 2pm for a day of family fun, including presentations featuring animals from the Columbus Zoo & Aquarium, tree climbing, children’s activities and more! Special thanks to Arbor Day Festival Children’s program sponsor, Bartlett Tree Experts.

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Admissions Spring 2019

The Dawes Arboretum will begin charging admission fees to non-members on April 15, 2019. Arboretum admission will be $10 for adults and $5 for children ages 5 -15. Children younger than 5 will be admitted for free. Arboretum members will not pay an admission fee.

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Honoring Earth Day Tree Planting

Join us on April 20 from 1pm to 3:30pm as we plant a variety of native trees to enhance our Red Barn Reserve. While you’re here, learn why it’s important to purchase native plant material that originates from locally-sourced seeds.

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Admissions Spring 2019 FAQs

The Dawes Arboretum will continue to be transparent and have an open dialogue regarding our Spring 2019 admissions plan. We have created a FAQ page to clarify information and address questions you may have. We will continue to update this page with additional questions and clarifications.

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From The Blog...

Why Prescribed Burns Benefit Native Ecosystems

This post was previously published on our blog on January 30, 2018. by Shana Byrd, Director of Land Conservation at The Dawes Arboretum & Ohio Certified Prescribed Fire Manager Historically, fire has been a natural feature of the landscape, helping to shape plant communities, promote diversity and favor the unique species that depend on fire […]

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