Beginning Monday, June 1, 2020, The Dawes Arboretum will open daily from 9am to 7pm. Those who are planning to visit need to purchase admission tickets on The Arboretum's website prior to their arrival. While visiting The Arboretum, guests need to follow new visitation guidelines to help protect themselves, fellow Arboretum visitors, and staff. Please read our new visitation guidelines here.
Experience the best the outdoors has to offer at The Dawes Arboretum! A hidden gem in Newark, OH, our arboretum is the perfect spot for an adventure outside.
What started as a hub for planting forests and ornamental trees is now a community-favorite spot to hike and enjoy nature. We hope that our visitors will enjoy the beauty that nature brings and grow in their knowledge of trees and shrubs. Come visit our arboretum today to experience the wonder of nature for yourself!
Newark’s Favorite Botanical Garden
The Dawes Arboretum is a 2,000-acre facility encouraging the Newark community to plant forests and ornamental trees while promoting a lifestyle of learning. Our nature preserve includes breathtaking ridge views, tall woodland forests, and beautifully designed gardens you can enjoy each time you visit our park.
Not only that, but we’re also a center for scientific research in the environmental sciences. We’re offering learning programs to adults, youth, and families wanting to learn more about our mission and how they can become a part of it.
Become a Member
Membership in The Dawes Arboretum is the best way to keep informed of Arboretum activities and at the same time supporting our mission of enriching lives through the conservation of trees and nature. Whether you are looking to receive free admission year-round, regular updates on events, show your support for this wonderful community resource, or benefit from discounts on programming—Arboretum membership is for you!Join Now