Donate to The Dawes Arboretum for Giving Tuesday!

Celebrate Giving Tuesday on December 3 with a donation to The Dawes Arboretum! ! Your donation will help us expand our education program and teach more children about trees, nature, conservation and more!

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Our Current Hours

From October 1 to February 29 our hours are 8am to 5pm for Arboretum members and 9am to 5pm for non-members. However, as a special Halloween treat, we are offering extended hours on Thursdays in October! We are keeping the grounds open until 7pm every Thursday in October!

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Register for our Winter Wonders Walks!

Members Only: December 12 from 6:30-9pm. Community: December 13 and 14 from 6:30-9pm. Walk through The Arboretum’s winter wonderland surrounded by illuminated trees. Explore the Daweswood House Museum before heading to the Learning Garden to enjoy a cup of hot chocolate! Thank you to our event sponsor The Energy Cooperative and our hot chocolate sponsor Explore Licking County.

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Upcoming Closure Dates

The Dawes Arboretum will be closed all day on December 3 and from 12-5 on December 11.

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Experience Treewhispers from January 11 to March 1

Treewhispers is an ongoing international collaboration awakening our heartfelt connection to trees. The art installation features handmade paper rounds that hang from ceiling to floor reminiscent of tree trunks. We invite you to come in from the cold this winter to experience this forest of inspiration and explore your connection to trees. Photo provided by Treewhispers.

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From The Blog...

Red-breasted Nuthatch.

Bringing Birds to the Table

By Holly Latteman, Conservation Project Manager Thanksgiving is a holiday filled to the brim with great food and company, but what about our feathered friends? While we are filling our bellies with cranberry sauce and pumpkin pie, consider placing a bird feeder in your yard. A variety of different bird feeders are on the market […]

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