Basic Member Dues
Individual +1 Membership: $40/year
Enjoy The Arboretum with either a named guest or an unnamed guest. Basic membership benefits include free admission year-round, Nutshell newsletter, annual report, 15 percent discount at The Arboretum gift shop and plant sales, discounted programming, free catch-and-release fishing at Dawes Lake, discounts at select retailers and reciprocal benefits at more than 300 gardens in North America.
- For reciprocal membership benefits offered to our members through the American Horticultural Society, please visit: https://ahsgardening.org/gardening-programs/rap/
- For reciprocal membership benefits offered to our members through the Association of Nature Center Administrators, please visit: https://natctr.org/services/reciprocal-program
- View the many businesses that extend a discount to Arboretum members.
Please note that memberships at this level are intended for adults. Please add child as +1.
Family Membership: $60/year
Basic membership benefits for up to six family members, parents, grandparents, children, grandchildren and/or nanny.
Please note that Family memberships are intended for families only. Organizations, clubs and businesses must join the Chestnut Club.
Supporting Member Options
Family membership benefits plus one free plant at the Spring Plant Sale and an invitation to the Spring Plant Sale Preview.
Buckeye level benefits plus an invitation to an exclusive event and recognition in The Arboretum’s annual report.
Beech level benefits plus a facility rental discount. Call for details.
Bur Oak: $1,000
Sycamore level benefits plus an invitation to an annual reception with the Executive Director and Board of Trustees.
Other Membership Options
Chestnut Club (Corporate Membership) – Call for pricing
Corporations and organizations have an exclusive category of membership. A membership card is supplied to the head of the organization and is valid for a 15 percent discount in the gift shop for items purchased on behalf of the organization. Please contact the Development Office at email@example.com or 800.44.DAWES for pricing and a full list of Chestnut Club benefits.
Recurring Membership – Call for pricing
Pay your Beech and higher level membership dues in convenient monthly installments (via credit card only). Please contact the Development Office at firstname.lastname@example.org or 800.44.DAWES for more information and pricing.
Photography Membership – $100
Photographers, who use The Arboretum for business purposes (including photo shoots and nature photography), are required to purchase a photography membership. Photography memberships come with six shoot passes that include up to 10 people per shoot. Additional portrait sessions can be purchased at a discount. Please note, photography memberships do not receive the discounts and benefits available at other membership levels. This membership does include free admission for the named member. By purchasing your photography membership online, you agree to the Photography Guidelines.
You can also join The Dawes Arboretum in person in the Visitors Center, by phone at 800.44.DAWES or by mailing payment to The Dawes Arboretum, Development Office, 7770 Jacksontown Road, Newark, OH 43056.
College students and seniors may receive a 10 percent discount on a one-year membership. Call 800.44.DAWES for details.
The Dawes Arboretum is recognized as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Memberships are tax-deductible at the supporting levels. Please consult with your tax adviser.
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