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Celebrate Oak-aged Brews at Taltree Arboretum and Gardens OAKtoberfest

Posted on Thursday, October 1st, 2015 in Activities

Valparaiso, IN – Tickets are now on sale for Taltree Arboretum & Gardens’ second annual OAKtoberfest on Saturday, October 24, 2015 from 2-5 p.m. CST. This adult-only event features oak-aged brews and gourmet food pairings in a beautiful autumn setting. Oak-aging creates an intense flavor and “kick” that will keep guests warm on a cool … Continued

Don’t miss Glow event at arboretum, history exhibit at museum

Posted on Friday, August 7th, 2015 in Activities, Art , Music, Theater, History, Nature, Shopping

There are two great events in late summer, early fall in Indiana Dunes Country: Taltree Arboretum’s GLOW: Art After Dark, and Westchester Township History Museum’s exhibit “Celebrating 125 Years of Chesterton High School.” GLOW: Art After Dark GLOW: Art after Dark is August 13 to 15, 2015. GLOW features three nights of visual artists, vendors, crafts … Continued

Taltree Arboretum & Gardens & Moraine Ridge Wildlife Rehab Center Present Wildlife & Nature Awareness Day

Posted on Monday, May 11th, 2015 in Activities, Nature

  Taltree Arboretum & Gardens in Valparaiso, IN is hosting a Wildlife & Nature Awareness day with Moraine Ridge Wildlife Rehab Center at Taltree from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. CST on Saturday, May 30, 2015. The event is free to the public. The event will include native and exotic animals, face painting, speakers, and … Continued

Taltree Arboretum & Gardens introduces OAKtoberfest, a celebration of oak-aged brews

Posted on Thursday, October 2nd, 2014 in Activities, Nature

Valparaiso, IN – Tickets are now on sale for Taltree Arboretum & Gardens’ first ever OAKtoberfest on Saturday, October 25. This outdoor event celebrates oak-aged brews in a beautiful fall setting. The menu is comprised of a variety of brews, hard ciders and appetizer-style food pairings provided by Chef David Wodrich from Third Coast Spice Café in … Continued

NWI Symphony Orchestra coming to Taltree Arboretum & Gardens Friday nights in August

Posted on Thursday, July 31st, 2014 in Uncategorized

  Taltree Arboretum & Gardens in Valparaiso, IN welcomes the Northwest Indiana Symphony three Friday nights in August. Each night will feature a different musical ensemble. The concert schedule is as follows: ·         August 8 – The string ensemble will play nature-inspired classical music, including selections from Vivaldi’s Four Seasons. ·         August 22 – A brass quintet … Continued

Beaches, Indiana Dunes and so much more

Posted on Friday, June 13th, 2014 in Activities, Indiana Dunes

Are you interested in seeing a bog where you can traverse floating boardwalks to literally walk on water and see insect-eating plants and rare orchids? Do you want to visit a bison farm where you can get within inches of the massive animals? Are you up for hiking one of the most amazing dune trails … Continued

Taltree Arboretum & Gardens is warming up with free first Tuesdays and a spring chimes exhibit

Posted on Friday, March 28th, 2014 in Nature

  Taltree Arboretum & Gardens in Valparaiso is shaking off old man winter starting with free admission on Tuesday, April 1. This kicks off their new Free First Tuesday program, where guests receive free admission the first Tuesday of every month. April 1 also begins Taltree’s long season hours, and the arboretum will be open … Continued

Taltree Arboretum announces 2014 class schedule and summer camp

Posted on Friday, February 21st, 2014 in Nature

  Valparaiso, IN – Taltree Arboretum & Gardens’ 2014 class schedule is now online. The classes cover a variety of nature, health and recreation topics and our geared toward adults, children and families. Class topics include children’s science classes, Indiana Master Naturalist, birding, photography, wild edibles, fairy gardening, roses and carnivorous plants. Taltree’s educational hike … Continued

Taltree Arboretum & Gardens snowman building competition now through March 2

Posted on Tuesday, January 14th, 2014 in Nature, Winter

  Taltree Arboretum & Gardens in Valparaiso is hosting a snowman building competition now through March 2, 2014. In order to participate, snowman entries must be built onsite at Taltree. Participants should take a picture and submit their entry via email to with the following information: name, phone, snowman title, date built and Taltree location … Continued

Winter is a great time to visit our nature sites

Posted on Friday, January 3rd, 2014 in Indiana Dunes, Nature, Winter

Shelf ice is a site to see along Lake Michigan. By Ken Kosky My favorite time along the Beyond the Beach Discovery Trail is autumn. There’s nothing better than hiking through wooded trails that are bursting with color on a 65-degree day. But another beautiful time is right now, with a blanket of snow covering … Continued

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