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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!


Winter Wonders Walk

Members Only: December 12 | 6:30-9pm
Public: December 13 and December 14 | 6:30-
Free for members | $5 per car for non-members.
Registration is required.

Walk through The Arboretum’s winter wonderland surrounded by illuminated trees. Explore the Daweswood House Museum before heading to the Learning Garden to enjoy a cup of hot chocolate! Thank you to our event sponsor The Energy Cooperative and our hot chocolate sponsor Explore Licking County. Register now on our calendar.




Treewhispers Art Installation

January 11 to March 1
Included with Admission

Learn more here!


Maple Syrup Days

Saturday, February 29 | 12pm, 1pm and 2pm
Sunday, March 1 |
12pm, 1pm and 2pm
Included with Admission

Learn the history and process of maple sugaring as you meander down the paved trail toward The Arboretum’s Log Cabin. Inside, docents greet you with a warm fire and a taste of syrup as you learn how the evaporator works.

Guided tours of the Maple Syrup Trail will be offered at noon, 1pm and 2pm on February 29 and March 1, included with admission. Stick around after the tour for food and kids activities!

The Arboretum also offers private, group tours of the Maple Syrup Trail perfect for clubs or school groups. Email education@dawesarb.org for pricing and availability.



Arbor Day Festival

More details to come soon!


Spring Plant Sale

More details to come soon!


StoryTrail™ Opening and Founders Day

More details to come soon!


Ohio Sustainable Landscapes Symposium

More details to come soon!


Bertie’s Tea

More details to come soon!


Fall Plant Sale

More details to come soon!