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What

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.

Tours available from 12pm to 1pm and 2pm to 3pm.

Adults: $2     Children: $1     Members: FREE

Purchase tickets in the Visitors Center.  Please call ahead to confirm tour times.

When

  • June 23, 2017 - June 25, 2017
    12:00pm - 3:00pm

Where

Visitors Center

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What

Visit informative displays highlighting the history of tree dedications at The Arboretum.  The History Center is open Friday through Sunday from May 5 to October 29.

This program is free.  Registration is not required.

When

  • June 23, 2017 - June 25, 2017
    12:00pm - 3:00pm

Where

The History Center

  • (740) 323-2355
  • The Dawes Arboretum, 7770 Jacksontown Rd., Newark, Ohio, 43056, United States
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Learn to select, plant and care for vines, with an emphasis on woody species hardy in central Ohio. Our staff Botanist will cover the morphology and biology of climbing plants and give an overview of species generally available to the home gardener. Our Nursery Manager and Propagator will then demonstrate how woody climbing plants are trained and maintained in our Azalea Glen.

When

  • June 24, 2017
    9:00am - 11:00am

Where

Visitors Center

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Since its detection in Ohio in 2003, the U.S. Department of Agriculture has been battling the Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) through detection, regulation and public outreach. Staff from the USDA Animal & Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) will share an update on the status of EAB in Ohio and discuss new biological control opportunities.

When

  • June 24, 2017
    1:00pm - 2:00pm

Where

Visitors Center

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Celebrate flowers and history as we honor the 100th anniversary of Bertie's Garden at the Daweswood House.  Enjoy a tour of the recently renovated space and learn more about Bertie Dawes, the plants she spoke so passionately about in her journals and how the garden has changed in the past 100 years.  Light refreshments will be served.  Guests are encouraged to attend complimentary tours of the Daweswood House Museum, at noon or 2pm.

This program is free.  Registration is not required.

When

  • June 25, 2017
    1:00pm - 2:00pm

Where

Bertie's Garden

  • (740) 323-2355
  • The Dawes Arboretum, 7770 Jacksontown Rd., Newark, Ohio, 43056, United States
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This ancient form of movement originated from Chinese practitioners' beliefs that illness is caused by an imbalance of energy within the body.  The function of Tai Chi is to keep the energy flowing in a balanced manner while increasing muscle and cardiovascular strength as well as improving balance, joint flexibility and posture.  Sifu Wayne Melton will instruct a yang style of movement to help maintain physical as well as mental health.  Students should wear comfortable clothing and flat soled shoes.  Fee includes six sessions; Sunday, June 25 through August 13, no class Sunday, July 9.

When

  • June 25, 2017
    1:00pm - 2:00pm
  • July 2, 2017
    1:00pm - 2:00pm
  • July 16, 2017
    1:00pm - 2:00pm
  • July 23, 2017
    1:00pm - 2:00pm
  • July 30, 2017
    1:00pm - 2:00pm
  • August 6, 2017
    1:00pm - 2:00pm
  • August 13, 2017
    1:00pm - 2:00pm

Where

Visitors Center

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What

Pull on your gardening gloves and dig-in to this new camp that gets you up close with your food!  You'll spend time in the Learning Garden, caring for plants and tasting what's growing.  All participants make and take a windowsill herb garden and receive veggie plant seedlings to grow at home.  Please note, participants will sample produce and make simple recipes in this program.  We follow best practices for food safety and preparation, but this program is not regulated by the Licking County Health Department.

Family memberships are a great way to offset some of the costs associated with camp.  Click here to learn about Arboretum membership.  In 2017, a limited number of camp scholarships will be offered.  Contact us at education@dawesarb.org for more information on scholarships.

When

  • June 26, 2017 - June 30, 2017
    9:00am - 3:00pm

Where

Visitors Center/Outdoors

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What

Meet a variety of critters who call The Arboretum their home.  Explore the life and habitat of a new animal each day and discover what characteristics make them unique.  Campers will especially enjoy meeting our resident reptiles and a visit from some live Ohio birds and mammals.

Family memberships are a great way to offset some of the costs associated with camp.  Click here to learn about Arboretum membership.  In 2017, a limited number of camp scholarships will be offered.  Contact us at education@dawesarb.org for more information on scholarships.

When

  • June 26, 2017 - June 30, 2017
    9:00am - 3:00pm

Where

Visitors Center/Outdoors

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What

Learn with a group as creative educators bring families closer to the wonders of the natural world.  These programs, designed for children ages three to eight, keep the body moving and brain exercising as science is combined with games, crafts, stories and music.  Activities are held on Wednesdays (June through August 9).

Wednesday, June 28, 2017: My Tree Book

Notice the wide variety of shapes in trees.  Create a souvenir book of leaf rubbings.

The program is free.  Registration is not required.

When

  • June 28, 2017
    2:00pm - 2:45pm

Where

Visitors Center

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What

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.

Tours available from 12pm to 1pm and 2pm to 3pm.

Adults: $2     Children: $1     Members: FREE

Purchase tickets in the Visitors Center.  Please call ahead to confirm tour times.

When

  • June 30, 2017 - July 2, 2017
    12:00pm - 3:00pm

Where

Visitors Center

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