Past Events

Chadwick Arboretum's Virtual Winter Solstice

DATE:          Monday, December 21, 2020
TIME:           7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Grab your hot cocoa, roast some chestnuts, and join us in Chadwick Arboretum for this virtual presentation - watch the recording here.

When Wanderers Meet: The Great Jupiter-Saturn Connection
Jennifer Johnson
Associate Professor of Astronomy

Occasionally, the planets do align. On December 21, 2020, the orbits of Jupiter and Saturn will bring them close together in the constellation of Capricorn, their closest approach in our sky since 1623.  Jennifer will talk about the motions of the planets in our solar system, how we see them on the Earth, and why we sometimes get lucky enough to have two beautiful planets together.

Labyrinths, Solstices, and Phenology, Oh My!
Jim Chatfield, Associate Professor and Extension Specialist, Horticulture
 Dan Herms PhD,  Former Professor and Department of Entomology Chair; currently the Vice President of Research and Development for The Davey Tree Expert Company.

From Chartres to Chadwick, from Equinox to Solstice, to the phenological link of biology and environment, the “everlasting vision of the ever-changing view” is of great import to lovers of plants and the nurture and enjoyment of nature. Let’s chat! This won’t be complete without an appearance of Dan Herms speaking to the Phenology and Solstice Pavilion at Chadwick’s Secrest sisteretum at OSU-Wooster.

COST:          Virtual Program is Free.  However, donations are accepted and appreciated on the Membership/Giving Tab!

REGISTER:  Click here

Click here for your recipe to make your oven roasted chestnuts!




  1. Jan 22, 2021 (All day)

    Living Landscape Speaker Series Join fellow gardeners and nature enthusiasts throughout January for a series of webinars given by some of the most prominent horticulture experts and scientists of our time. All sessions are free via Zoom, but preregistration is required.

  2. Jan 15, 2021 (All day)

    The Living Landscape Speaker Series Need inspiration to make it through the winter? Join fellow gardeners and nature enthusiasts for The Living Landscape Speaker Series. All sessions are free via Zoom, but preregistration is required.

  3. May 7, 2020 through May 9, 2020, 5:30pm - 3:00pm

    In response to the COVID-19 virus Chadwick Arboretum’s 2020 Spring Plant Sale & Auction Fundraiser will unfortunately be cancelled.  Thursday, May 7, 5:30 – 8:30 p.m. Friday, May 8, 9:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. Saturday, May 9, 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Location: Northwest corner of Lane Avenue & Fred Taylor Drive Free Parking. 

  4. Apr 24, 2020, 10:00am - 12:00pm

    Cancelled Join us for a day celebrating the trees and those who “speak for them” as Chadwick Arboretum presents the winners of the Lorax Awards! Location: Kottman Hall west entrance, 2021 Coffey Road, 43210 Parking: For convenient parking, visit kiosks in nearby parking lots.     

  5. Apr 7, 2020, 7:00pm - 8:45pm

    Cancelled A free lecture led by Doug Tallamy, author of Nature’s Best Hope. Tallamy offers a unique approach to conservation that starts in your own yard. Location: Nationwide & Ohio Farm Bureau 4-H Center, 2201 Fred Taylor Drive Free parking RSVP here:

  6. Feb 26, 2020 (All day)

    This informative program is co-sponsored by Chadwick Arboretum & Learning Gardens and the OSU Department of Entomology.  Date and Time: Wednesday, April 1, 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Location: Nationwide & Ohio Farm Bureau 4-H Center                2201 Fred Taylor Drive                Columbus, OH 43210 Parking: Free parking will be available across the street from the 4-H Center.

  7. Dec 18, 2019, 5:30pm - 7:00pm

    Walking the candlelit labyrinth in Chadwick Arboretum & Learning Gardens is a peaceful way to welcome winter.  We hope you can join us for this much-loved yearly event.

  8. Dec 5, 2019 through Dec 8, 2019, 12:00am - 11:45pm

    All proceeds from the sale go to benefit Forestry Forum, a student organization at The Ohio State University, which gives out $2,000 in scholarships, as well as sponsors several educational and recreational activities for members throughout the year.

  9. Dec 4, 2019 through Dec 5, 2019, 7:00am - 6:00pm

    Pi Alpha Xi, the Floriculture & Horticulture Honor Society at Ohio State, is once again holding their annual poinsettia sale. Proceeds support the activities of this honor society. Join us for a huge selection of poinsettias, festive flowers, and arrangements that you won't find anywhere else.

  10. Nov 25, 2019 through Nov 26, 2019, 1:00pm - 7:00pm

    Thankgiving is fast approaching which means the annual turkey sale coming up! Pre-orders will be taken until November 13th. The turkeys are free-range, raised without antibiotics, and fed a vegetable diet.  Turkeys can be picked up in the Animal Science Building (2029 Fyffe Rd, Columbus, OH. 43210) outside of Room 117 Monday, November 25th from 1:00 pm- 7:00 pm and Tuesday, November 26th from 11:00 am-7:00 pm. Cash or check must be paid in full at the time of pickup. Please note that products are ordered by a weight range, so the price will vary with each individual product.