Winter Wonders Walk 2020

The Dawes Arboretum is excited to announce the third annual Winter Wonders Walk 2020! This year, the spectacular display of our grounds will take place on December 10th & 11th from 5:30 – 9:30 pm.  Winter Wonders Walk is an annual two day event sponsored by The Energy Cooperative and Park National Bank. Experience an […]

The Dawes Arboretum Holiday Gift Guide

By Mari Ann Moore, Marketing Associate With the gift giving season upon us, it can be easy to get lost among the ribbons, bows, and endless shopping lists. To help, we have compiled the ultimate gift guide for the nature lover or Arboretum addict in your life. All of these items can be purchased in […]

Save the date: #GivingTuesday

Are you preparing your shopping list for the holiday season?  Add another recipient to your list—The Dawes Arboretum.  We’ve been especially nice this year and hope that Santa will bring us the gifts we need to continue to offer free admission to more than 250,000 visitors each year! Non-profit organizations have launched an annual campaign […]

Handmade Goods Holiday Fair

Handmade Good Holiday Fair November 7, 2014 10am – 4pm Brandon Clayton, Visitors Services Director There is certainly a lot of competition in the local “craft show” market with many churches, schools and farmers markets playing host to vendors for different events.  Our event is different!  The Handmade Goods Holiday Fair is more than a […]

A Handmade Holiday

A Handmade Holiday by Brandon Clayton, Visitor Services Director The Handmade Goods Holiday Fair will be held at The Dawes Arboretum on November 7, 2015 from 10am until 4pm. This is an indoor event located in the Visitors Center. There is certainly a lot of competition in the local “craft show” market. With most churches, […]

Arbor Day – A Celebration of Trees!

Arbor Day – A Celebration of Trees Sarah Mill Director of Education I was the odd kid at an urban elementary school in Columbus who forewent relay races and tetherball to collect honey locust seed pods and dig-up rocks in the corners of the school yard.  So, it came as no surprise when, on Arbor […]

Joy to The Arboretum!

By Erin Neeb, Director of Development The holiday season is my favorite time of year.  People are just more caring during this season.  Families enjoy each other’s company around a decorated tree, friends relish a slice of pie at the dinner table, neighbors exchange ornate cookies, colleagues decorate the office with cheer, and even strangers […]

Luminary Tour and Poinsettia Sale, Friday December 6, 5:30 – 8pm

The countdown is on: one of the most magnificent displays of luminaries this holiday season is quickly approaching and The Arboretum elves are busy gearing up for this treasured event. An unforgettable evening that will bring joy to all—start with a leisurely car ride through our South End Auto Tour illuminated by 2,000 candle-lit luminaries.  […]

Arboretum Weddings: Trends & Ceremony Sites

Wow!  With wedding season winding down I have time to sit and reflect about some of the wonderful events we have had and people we have met.  I consider myself blessed to be able to help create so many families’ special days. My brides’ trends this year seemed to be pulling from two distinct areas.  […]

This Reason to Visit The Arboretum Might Surprise You

When you think of visiting The Dawes Arboretum, chances are, the images that come to mind are diverse plants and trees, serene ponds, gardens or natural areas.  These are the things that make The Arboretum a treasure to explore, but we offer other treasures, too—and these ones can be brought home with you!  An extension of […]