Preschoolers (appropriate for children 3-5 years old) explore quality children's literature in a natural setting as only The Dawes Arboretum can provide. Each 45-minute session may include songs, games, crafts, creative movement, outdoor exploration and hands-on science for children ages three to five and their special caregivers.
This program takes place on the 2nd and 4th Thursdays of each month, September – May.
Join Granville Public Library in a discussion on Walden; or, Life in the Woodsby Henry David Thoreau as we celebrate Thoreau's bicentennial in a relaxed and natural setting. Copies of Walden; or, Life in the Woodsare available at The Dawes Arboretum and the Granville Public Library. This program is presented as part of the library's The Writing Dead Series. Contact the Granville Public Library for more information on this series.
Take a guided tour of the Daweswood House Museum, once the country home of Arboretum co-founders Beman and Bertie Dawes. See and hear the history behind antiques and memorabilia from the Dawes family. A house highlight is the "Rathskeller," a basement area that displays shovels used by over 100 notable men and women who dedicated trees at The Arboretum and features their initials and signatures on the ceiling.
Adults: $2 Children: $1 Members: FREE
Purchase tickets in the Visitors Center. Please call ahead to confirm tour times.
Join the Land Conservation staff in planting a beautiful, native prairie. Learn about the three pillars of conservation agriculture: no-till, crop rotation and cover crops. Get up close with a no-till planter, and learn how equipment can be used not only for crops, but for nature as well.
Learn how to properly store and care for your family textile collections such as quilts, wedding dresses and baby clothes, as well as have a behind-the-scenes look at some of the historic textiles housed in The Arboretum's Archives Building. Participants will receive a conservation kit with an archival box, cotton gloves, artifact tags, archival tissue paper and muslin to preserve small family heirlooms at home.
Learn some principles of zero waste and how to apply them in your home and lifestyle including performing a home waste assessment to increase recycling and reduce waste, composting with worms and zero waste kitchen practices.
We recommend a $2 donation for this program. Registration is not required.
Herbs can be healing, fragrant and delicious with a multitude of medicinal, culinary and other applications. In this workshop, you'll learn three ways to use three different herbs -- lavender, sage and calendula. All participants receive a booklet of instructions as well as three live herb plants.
Bring your mother to The Arboretum for a free, expert-led wagon tour of the beautiful Arboretum grounds. Tours leave from the Visitors Center, and seats on the wagon are available on a first-come, first-served basis.
This program is free. Registration is not required.
Home School Investigations: Middle School Connection is a program series designed specifically for students ages 11 - 13. Practice thinking logically, analyzing and interpreting data, using scientific tools and learning more about our natural world. Sessions are held rain or shine; please dress appropriately for both indoor and outdoor activities. Registration is required prior to the day of the session.
This week we present: Alien Invasion
Research characteristics of invasive species and participate in an alien control project here at The Dawes Arboretum.