Lyman Whitaker Wind Sculpture Exhibit Extended through May 25, 2021

The Dawes Arboretum is pleased to announce that the Lyman Whitaker Wind Sculpture exhibit has been extended through May 25, 2021. “We are very happy to offer our members and visitors the opportunity to enjoy the sculptures during winter and spring,” said Luke Messinger, Executive Director. “Each season provides a new and stunning backdrop for […]

What to Do at The Dawes Arboretum in Winter

Are you looking for a safe family activity, a fun date or just a peaceful day to rest and relax this winter? We recommend visiting us at The Dawes Arboretum! The winter season at The Arboretum is full of wonder and excitement – view beloved summer locations and witness them in the stillness and serene […]

Dawgs at Dawes

At The Dawes Arboretum, we celebrate the opportunity to connect with our community members and the furry friends that love to join those community members on outdoor adventures! Did you know that it is recommended your dog receives at least one hour of exercise per day? While there are some variables depending on your dog’s […]

Butterflies at Dawes Arboretum

There are many different types of wildlife you may spot during your visit to The Dawes Arboretum. One of our favorites from Spring to Fall is butterflies! With our wide variety of plants and ecosystems, we normally get to say hello to various species of butterflies including Pearl Crescents, Clouded Sulphurs, Monarchs, Viceroys, Commas, Cabbage […]

Land Conservation Behind-The-Scenes

By Holly Latteman, Conservation Project Manager Greetings from the Land Conservation Department! Ever wonder what goes on in the Horticulture building? Keep reading for a behind the scenes view of our department! Recently, our newest Environmental Professional Residents began working alongside staff members, learning valuable skills in the field of conservation and completing independent projects […]

Creature Comforts

By Holly Latteman, Conservation Project Manager As temperatures start to fall, we pull out our winter jackets, gloves and scarves to participate in outdoor activities. However, how do the animals of The Arboretum stay warm? If you have been enjoying The Arboretum grounds recently and spotted a bird with a scarf, please let me know! […]

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 […]

Reforestation at The Dawes Arboretum

By Jessie Dickson, Environmental Professional Resident As we slowly approach fall, many may be walking The Arboretum admiring the transformation from a green oasis to a palette of deep reds and orange hues with pops of yellow–the ideal location to watch summer wave goodbye. You may notice when driving by our grounds or visiting the […]

Why Is Our Grass So Long?

By Peter Lowe, Director of Landscape Operations Why is your grass so long? This question surfaces often in landscapes and gardens that put high value on conservation. While to the untrained eye, these areas may seem forgotten, unmanaged, unmaintained and downright unruly, a deeper inspection reveals these areas have been identified for their ecological and […]

River Round Up Recap

By Jessie Dickson, Environmental Professional Resident Have you ever wondered how much of an impact your actions can have on the planet? I know many, including myself, are often so worried about whether our small daily actions to help to environment are truly making a difference. I want to write this blog as not only […]