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Special Events

Here is a list of The Arboretum’s annual special events – some of the most popular, highly visited and exciting times of the year!


Bertie’s Tea

September 14, 2019 | 11am – 2pm

Please join us for Bertie’s Tea featuring interpretive naturalist, writer and photographer Guy Denny. He currently serves as President of the Ohio Natural Areas and Preserves Association and Secretary-Treasurer for the Outdoor Writers of Ohio. Hope Taft, First Lady of Ohio, (1999-2007) will also join us to receive The Bertie Dawes Award. This annual event celebrates the life and legacy of self-taught naturalist and Arboretum co-founder Bertie Dawes.

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Fall Plant Sale

September 21, 2019 | 10am – 2pm

Don’t forget about your fall planting! Arboretum experts will be available to answer questions about plant care and suitability for your location. Shop a variety of plants for your landscape, including those from The Arboretum’s greenhouse and mums from a local vendor. Members receive a discount on plants sold by The Arboretum during the sale. Spend $40 with The Arboretum at the plant sale and receive one adult, single day admission ticket for future use!


Winter Wonders Walk

Members Only: December 12
Public: December 13 and December 14

More details to come soon!


Maple Syrup Days

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Arbor Day Festival

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Spring Plant Sale

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StoryTrail™ Opening and Founders Day

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Ohio Sustainable Landscapes Symposium

More details to come soon!