The Visitors Center is the perfect spot to begin your Arboretum adventure.
Visitors Center Hours
- Stop by to get information from helpful staff members
- Look through our current brochures and publications
- Learn about upcoming programs and events
- Find restrooms and drinking fountains
Monday – Saturday | 8am – 5pm
Sundays and Holidays | 12pm – 5pm
The Visitors Center also houses our Daweswood Gifts, Bonsai Collection, Discovery Center, and Bird Watching Garden.
Daweswood Gifts offers an array of unique items, many crafted by Ohio and U.S. artisans. Items vary by season and include:
- Walking sticks
- Blown glass
- Kids items
- Books and guides
- Children’s books
- Gardening supplies and decor
The shop also features light snacks and refreshments for purchase and a fireplace with cozy furniture so visitors can take a break or warm up during the cooler months.
The Bonsai Collection showcases an ancient Asian art form that conveys deep symbolism and reverence for nature. The trunk, branches, styling and containers of these unique plants are essential elements of this miniature art.
The Discovery Center, located in the lower level of the Visitors Center, is a fun learning experience for the whole family! Kids enjoy the hands-on nature activities while adults can relax and enjoy the nearby Bird Watching Garden. The Center offers a unique opportunity to view a live fox snake, spotted turtle and get an inside look at a working bee hive.