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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!


The Kinetic Art of Lyman Whitaker

June 20 – December 15
Included with Arboretum Admission

Visit The Dawes Arboretum to experience the kinetic art of Lyman Whitaker.

Lyman Whitaker has been sculpting professionally since 1978, and is one of the most widely renowned kinetic artists in the world. A native of Utah, his studio is located near Zion National Park. He often takes inspiration for his designs from nature, whether hiking in Zion, Asia or Europe. In fact, designs for works such as Desert Flame and Agave were inspired by those plants. Collectors of his works include the Morris Arboretum, the Dallas Arboretum, the Missouri Botanical Garden, the Kansas City Zoo and private collectors worldwide.

Experience these inspirational works of art moving with the wind a beautiful, natural setting. Learn more about the sculptures here: https://www.leopoldwindsculptures.com/exhibits/the-dawes-arboretum/


StoryTrail™ Opening

Date to Be Announced

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

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Winter Wonders Walk

More details to come soon!