Arboretums and Botanical Gardens to Visit in Columbus

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When considering a vacation, or even just a day out with the family, why not consider visiting a local arboretum or botanical garden?  You can enjoy a delightful getaway with a visit to one of these beautiful gateways to all that nature has to offer.

Arboretums and botanical gardens work to promote common respect and educate with a drive towards an appreciation of the world of gardening and the insects that work to pollinate our plants and flowers. 

These nature monuments are just waiting to be discovered and welcomes all visitors for a day of tranquility, enjoying their peaceful beauty.  Make sure to check out one of the arboretums or botanical gardens listed below.

Chadwick Arboretum

152 Howlett Hall 2021, Fyffe Rd, Columbus, OH 43210

Chadwick Arboretum is a 62 acres arboretum on the Agriculture campus of The Ohio State University.  The primary arboretum collection is located just across Lane Avenue from the Schottenstein Center, with its other collections nearby. The arboretum is open daily without charge.

Lower Olentangy Urban Arboretum

E Weber Rd, Columbus, OH 43202

An arboretum is a “garden of trees” to study, build a sustainable environment, and enjoy.  Over the last decade, hundreds of native trees and shrubs have been planted on tree lawns throughout the Arboretum area, and select trees are marked along two tree walks.

Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens

1777 E Broad St, Columbus, OH 43203

Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens is a botanical garden and conservatory located in Columbus, Ohio. It is open daily, and an admission fee is charged. Today, it is a horticultural and educational institution showcasing exotic plant collections, special exhibitions, and Dale Chihuly’s artworks.

The Dawes Arboretum

7770 Jacksontown Rd, Newark, OH 43056

The Dawes Arboretum is a nonprofit arboretum located in Newark, Ohio. It includes nearly 2,000 acres of plant collections, gardens, and natural areas. The site consists of approximately 12 miles of hiking trails and roadways for a four-mile driving tour.

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