Taltree Arboretum & Gardens celebrates summer with Picnic en Blanc on June 28


Valparaiso, IN – Taltree Arboretum and Gardens is celebrating summer with an elegant outdoor affair on Saturday, June 28. Guests adorned in white apparel will be treated to an evening of surprises, tours, raffles, dancing and more.

Guests are required to dress from head-to-toe in white and are encouraged to be creative. Guests should bring a white-themed picnic dinner with all the essentials to make an extravagant picnic display. Tables and chairs will be provided. Pre-dinner activities begin at 4 p.m. followed by dinner at 6 p.m.

“Picnic en Blanc is the first of its kind in Northwest Indiana. We’re excited to bring to the region this unique twist on the traditional gala,” said Alexis R. Faust, President and CEO of Taltree Arboretum & Gardens. “The event will be classy, but whimsical. We hope that, for a few hours, people will feel like they’ve been transported to a different time and place.”

Attendees interested in making dinner easy can pre-order dinner. The pre-order dinner option includes choice of sandwich with gourmet side salads, homemade dessert and drink.

Event tickets are $35 per person and pre-order dinner tickets are $55. Table for eight ticket purchase is available for both options, offering a $40 savings. Pre-order dinner tickets should be purchased no later than Thursday, June 19. General event tickets are available until Thursday, June 26. The event is sponsored by Ricci’s Landscape Management, Inc.

Proceeds from the event go to support Taltree’s conservation and education efforts. For more information and to purchase tickets, click here or call 219-462-0025.

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