- Historic Sites
Beman and Bertie Dawes founded The Arboretum with the dedication to increase the love and knowledge of trees, history and the natural world. Most plants on The Arboretum’s grounds are hardy in central Ohio. The collections include more than 15,000 living plants. Of these plants, 4,500 are unique names (taxa). Records kept for each plant include specific location, scientific and common names, origin and age. Each collection and garden area is worthy of a visit. Every season brings a different view. The Japanese Garden showcases muted colors in the spring when the Japanese cherry trees are in bloom. The Conifer Glen’s evergreens stand regal even in the peak of summer.