Dawes Arboretum

Admission to Dawes Arboretum is free.

  • Open daily from 7:00 a.m. – Dusk
  • Location: (Map It) 7770 Jacksontown Rd. SE in Newark, Ohio
  • Phone: 800-44-DAWES
  • Web: https://dawesarb.org/

Dawes Arboretum covers over 1,800 acres of trees, history and nature. What was begun in 1929 by Beman and Bertie Dawes to demonstrate the value of woody plants grown in epic proportions to become a showcase of plant collections and plethora of educational experiences. Some of the collections visitors will find are the crab apples, conifers, oaks, azaleas and hollies. The grounds are accessible by an almost five-mile auto route and more than eight miles of hiking trails. Some feature attractions and visitor favorites are include the remarkable cypress swamp, renowned Japanese Bonsai Garden and hedge lettering that spells out “Dawes Arboretum.”