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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!



StoryTrail™ Opening and Founders Day

June 8, 2019 | 11am – 3pm 

Join us from 11am to 1pm as we celebrate the opening of the 2019 StoryTrail™ with a book giveaway and some special owl visitors from Ohio Nature Education. This year’s story is Little Owl’s Day by Divya Srinivasan. StoryTrail™ is made possible in part through support from the Young Leaders of Licking County and a continued partnership with Licking County Library.

Also, explore the opening of an art installation called Versicolored Arbores by Chris Lang. This installation includes using hand-dyed wool from sheep, conduit pipe and wire to create a unique exhibit that will be on display all summer.

From 1pm to 3pm, celebrate The Arboretum’s 90th Anniversary with historical displays and tours. Share your memories with our history staff and join a house tour at 12pm or 2pm. Admission to The Arboretum will be free all day!


Ohio Sustainable Landscapes Symposium

August 10, 2019 | 8:30am – 4:30pm

Join us for a full day of sessions and tours geared to homeowners. Learn about growing native plants from seed; choosing native plants for shade, birds and pollinators; and more! You won’t want to miss our keynote presentation by Alan Branhagen, author of Native Plants of the Midwest: A Comprehensive Guide to the Best 500 Species for the Garden and Director of Operations at the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum.

Registration is open now! Click here to register.


Winter Wonders Walk

More details to come soon!


Maple Syrup Days

More details to come soon!


Arbor Day Festival

More details to come soon!


Spring Plant Sale

More details to come soon!