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 […]

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 […]

Maple Syrup Days

The Dawes Arboretum is excited to announce that the Maple Syrup Days for 2021 will be held on February 27th and 28th!   How to Celebrate All visitors with a reserved ticket to The Arboretum on February 27th and 28th will have the opportunity to learn the history and process of maple sugaring as they […]

Enjoy a Free Visit to The Dawes Arboretum on November 11

In honor of Veterans Day, The Dawes Arboretum is offering free admission to all visitors on November 11, 2020. Explore the beautiful grounds and admire the changing of the seasons during this free day.  Reserve your ticket now at and use promo code VETERAN to receive free admission or call 740.323.2355. The Arboretum is […]

Scarecrows at The Dawes Arbroetum

Looking for a fun outdoor activity for the whole family this fall near Columbus, Ohio! Come visit The Dawes Arboretum and view our scarecrow display throughout the month of October! This year, we know that finding safe and fun family activities is more important than ever. At The Arboretum, you can safely view all of […]

Celebrating Fall at The Dawes Arboretum

By Mari Ann Moore, Marketing Associate Walking through the Arboretum, you are sure to hear the crunch of the autumn foliage underneath your feet. The trails are being dusted by the crisp leaves as they jump off the trees to celebrate the season. Touring the grounds, you will experience the best part of celebrating fall […]

A Trip Down the Maple Syrup Trail

With the unseasonably warm temperatures we have had this winter, late February felt a bit more like early spring. Nevertheless, Maple Syrup Days at The Dawes Arboretum kicked off this past weekend with a crowd of curious visitors wanting to learn about the source of the sweet stuff. It Starts With a Tree Sugar maples, […]

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 […]

Fall: A Time for Family Fun

Fall: A Time for Family Fun by Sarah Mill, Education Director The fall season is my favorite, for a number of reasons. In my family, fall is a time to celebrate birthdays and anniversaries, honor traditions, rekindle friendships and take some pause from the daily routine to enjoy the great outdoors. For me, there is […]

Fall Plant Sale

Fall Plant Sale by Megan Fleischer, Display Gardens Manager We are within reach of the time of year I look forward to most; where a perfect day consists of cool, crisp morning air that slowly warms as the day ages.  It’s time to prepare for fall!  We’ve almost made it gardeners, another summer in the books.  […]