Wind Sculptures by Lyman Whitaker on Display at The Dawes Arboretum through December 15, 2020

See these inspirational works moving with the wind in The Arboretum’s beautiful, natural setting. Make your way down the paved Parkwoods Trail and take in their calming, peaceful presence. Lyman Whitaker is one of the most renowned kinetic artists in the world. He often takes inspiration for his designs from nature, whether hiking in the […]

New Visitor Guidelines

Beginning Monday, June 1, 2020, The Dawes Arboretum will be open daily from 9 am to 7pm. Those who are planning to visit, need to purchase admissions tickets on The Arboretum’s website prior their arrival. While visiting The Arboretum, guests need to follow the steps listed below to help protect themselves, fellow Arboretum visitors and […]

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 […]