Camp Dawes

The Arboretum is a fantastic place to create a memorable summer experience. Children ages 6 to 14 are invited to journey through a variety of ecosystems, observe nature, create outdoor-inspired crafts, and cultivate a sense of curiosity and adventure for the natural world while hiking or uncovering new and exciting plants and creatures.

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Annual Plant Sale and Garden Fair

May 21, 2016 (9 a.m - 3 p.m.) - Enhance your landscape with unique plants cultivated by our horticulture experts! Our Plant Sale & Garden Fair offers the opportunity to purchase rare gems you can’'t find anywhere else. Shop from an assortment of annuals, perennials, herbs and vegetables. Proceeds from the sale benefit The Arboretum’'s collections and grounds.

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From The Blog...


Plant Records at The Dawes Arboretum

Greg Payton, Plant Records Specialist Keeping detailed records about the origin and disposition of Dawes’ living collection is in part how The Arboretum is distinct from a mere display garden. Detailed plant records and labels distinguish a scientific collection, and these allow the plants in the collection to be used for research and education as […]

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