StoryTrail™ Opening and Founders Day

Join us on June 8 from 11am to 1pm as we celebrate the opening of the 2019 StoryTrail™ with a book giveaway and some special owl visitors from Ohio Nature Education. Also, explore the opening of an art installation called Versicolored Arbores by Chris Lang. From 1pm to 3pm, celebrate The Arboretum’s 90th Anniversary with historical displays and tours. Admission to The Arboretum will be free all day on June 8!

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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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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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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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Join our Mighty Oak Day on June 5

Come to The Arboretum for a day of fun including live music and wagon tours! Seniors receive discounted admission of $8 on Mighty Oak Days. Join a social stroll at 9am, enjoy music in the garden at 12pm, explore the Daweswood House at 2pm and experience a wagon tour at 3pm! Programs and tours are included with admission. Admission is always free for Arboretum members!

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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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