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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!


Spring Plant Sale

May 18, 2019 | 8am – 12pm

Shop a variety of shrubs, trees and perennials for your home landscape. Arboretum experts will be available to answer your questions about plant care and suitability for your location. Members receive a discount on plants sold by The Arboretum during the sale. Arboretum admission will be free for everyone from 8am to 12pm on May 18.

Members at the Buckeye Level and above can enjoy their first choice of plants at our exclusive Plant Sale Preview on May 17 from 6pm to 8pm. Please call 740.323.2355 to become a member or to upgrade your membership.


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 Aboretum will be free all day!


Ohio Sustainable Landscapes Symposium

August 10, 2019 | 8:30am – 4:30pm

More details to come soon!


Fall Festival and Plant Sale

More details to come soon!


Winter Wonders Walk

More details to come soon!


Maple Syrup Days

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Arbor Day Festival

More details to come soon!