The Dawes Arboretum

Effective March 28, 2020 at 7pm, The Dawes Arboretum will be closed to visitors until further notice.

Buy a Daily Admission Ticket!

Buy your ticket online for a quick scan at the Gatehouse! Click here to buy your ticket! Important things to note when buying your ticket online: Once you have purchased your ticket, you will receive two emails at the email address you provided during purchase. The first will be your receipt for the credit card […]

Purchasing or Renewing Your Arboretum Membership

Even though our Visitor Center is closed, you can still purchase or renew your Dawes Arboretum membership online. Purchase a membership here!   Please call 740.323.2355 with any questions.

Entrance Improvement Update

Our main entrance has reopened! Be sure to use our main entrance off of State Route 13 on your next visit to The Arboretum.

Be Still my Heart…

By Mike Ecker, Director of Living Collections It’s a balmy, sunny spring morning. All that separates me from a wealth of sumptuous trees and shrubs is a flimsy ribbon that’s not to come down until the opening of The Dawes Arboretum’s Spring Plant Sale.  Ah, it’s time! My eyes dart from side to side, not […]

Arbor Day Festival at The Dawes Arboretum

By Mari Ann Moore, Marketing Associate   Trees are celebrated every day at The Dawes Arboretum, but the Arbor Day Festival is a special event. The Arboretum is the perfect place to enjoy trees, nature and everything that the Arbor Day Festival offers. The Dawes Arboretum is kicking off this year’s festival by giving the […]

Winter Appeal, Looks to Taste

This post was previously published on our blog on January 27, 2016. By Michael Ecker, Director of Horticulture   When it comes to plants possessing winter interest, some are mentioned over and over.   Nothing wrong with these commonly repeated plants, but how about some that do not come up as often?   Plants I tend to […]

Feeding Birds in Your Backyard

by Kris Davis, Ecosystem Manager   Are you planning on setting up a bird feeding station this winter?  There are several factors that go into successfully feeding backyard birds including feeder type, seed and feeder placement.   Feeders House style or “Hopper” feeders will attract a wide variety of feeder birds and are well protected […]

The Big Give: Donate to The Arboretum!

By Mari Ann Loucks, Marketing Associate   The Big Give, one of our biggest donation events of the year, is almost here! The Big Give is a 26-hour online giving event through The Columbus Foundation to support local nonprofits, including The Dawes Arboretum. The event begins Tuesday, October 10 at 10am and runs through Wednesday, […]

Home School Programs and Scouting Outings

By Mari Ann Loucks, Marketing Associate  Did you know we have programs specifically for home school students, as well as programs for Girls Scouts, Cub Scouts and American Heritage Girls? Families travel from all over Central Ohio to attend our classes while exploring the diversity of the natural world. We would love for you to […]