Taltree Arboretum & Gardens
450 W 100 N, Valparaiso, IN 46385-9231
Phone: (219) 462-0025
Alt Phone: (219) 742-2571
Fax: (219) 462-0848
The Taltree Arboretum Railway Garden is a 2.5- acre model railway garden that engages visitors in the amazing story of America’s railroads. The railway lines include: Canyon, Mining, Mountain, Prairie, Steam Passenger, Steel Mills and the South Shore Line. There’s even a 1920s-style railroad depot with vintage-style benches, panoramic views of the garden and a gift shop. Taltree is also a great place to walk and enjoy gardens, woods, a pond and prairies. Admission fees apply. NOTE: Although the Arboretum is open all year and has extended hours, the Railway Garden is only open 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily from April to October.
From: 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Learn how to use oil paints with the natural landscape of Heron Pond and Heron Trail as your inspiration. All supplies are included in the cost. Instructor is Susan Young. Appropriate for ages 10 and up, this is a beginners course.
From: 12:30 PM to 1:30 PM
Surround yourself in fall color! See how fall color affects the woodland, wetland and prairie landscapes. Led by a trained naturalist. Appropriate for all ages. This is a beginner's course. Dress for hiking outside in strongly encouraged.