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Raised toward our $75,000 Goal
286 Donors
Project has ended
Project ended on June 30, at 11:59 PM EDT
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Support Chadwick Arboretum & Learning Gardens

Although our giving page is no longer active, you can still donate. If you would like to provide any additional support to our project, please do so here.

When was the last time you took a walk under an urban forest? Chadwick Arboretum and Learning Gardens offers 62 acres of beauty and respite within walking distance of the University District, the mostly densely populated area of Columbus. Research has proven beneficial physical and mental effects from time spent in nature. In this time of COVID-19, maintaining this urban green space is needed in our community and because of COVID-19 is itself in need.

This critical appeal is in response to the loss of revenue from the cancellations of our Spring Plant Sale, membership drive and Ohio State’s Faculty and Staff Campus Campaign. As a result of these cancellations, Chadwick Arboretum needs to recover more than $75,000 of income to sustain our public garden, mentor our students and provide a place of respite for the larger community.

A gift of $40.00 or more also offers the benefit of a Friends Membership to Chadwick Arboretum! Benefits include free or reduced admission to parks across the nation and discounts at local garden centers. For a full list of current benefits associated with a membership, please click here.

Chadwick Arboretum is asking the Central Ohio community to support us today. Special thanks to our generous donors who provided nearly half of our $75,000 goal before our official launch. We appreciate everyone’s generosity. Keep Planting Forward!

About Chadwick Arboretum

Chadwick Arboretum & Learning Gardens is an extensive, urban, green reserve of over 60 acres located within The Ohio State University. With three garden locations, a green roof and a catch-and-release lake, Chadwick Arboretum has spent the last 40 years curating and growing a museum of plant diversity for visitors to enjoy. 

Chadwick Arboretum provides an educational environment as well as a peaceful place for respite and exercise. We are free and open to the public year round.

*If you would like to mail in a donation, please send a check made payable to The Ohio State University to this mailing address: The Ohio State University Foundation PO Box 710811 Columbus, OH 43271-0811. Please write "Buckeye Funder - 306837" in the memo field. Thank you! 

Choose a giving level


Seasonal Displays Level

Your support directly impacts what our public garden can accomplish!


Friend Membership Level

Becoming a Friend of Chadwick Arboretum & Learning Gardens is one of the best ways to sustain our mission - and offers many benefits to you!


Plant Sale Supporter Level

Provide Chadwick Arboretum with funding vital to our ongoing operation.


Thriving Plant Diversity Level

Provide the funds necessary to acquire and maintain a thriving plant collection used for research, education and respite.


Arboretum as a Respite Level

Many rely on Chadwick Arboretum for the mental and physical health benefits provided by our gardens, labyrinth, walking trails and catch-and-release lake.


President's Club

Since 1963, President’s Club has recognized the most loyal and generous donors to The Ohio State University. These donors offer their philanthropic and leadership support and share a continuing commitment to this great institution.

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