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Taltree Arboretum & Gardens

Address

450 W. 100 North, Valparaiso, IN 46385-9231

Contact

Phone: (219) 462-0025

Alt Phone: (219) 742-2571

Fax: (219) 462-0848

About

Taltree Arboretum & Gardens is a dog-friendly oak preserve of formal gardens, woodlands, wetlands, and prairies that offers a variety of events, classes and exhibits year-round.

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Events:

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Taltree Toddlers

Dates: January 18 - April 26, 2017
10:00 - 11:00 a.m. (CT)

Bring your toddlers for a nature-themed story followed by a related activity or craft. Pre-registration is required. Held every other Wednesday; Jan. 18, Feb. 1 & 15, March 1, 15 & 29, April 12 & 26

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Cabela's Winter Sport Expo at Taltree

Date: Saturday, February 04
10:00 - 3:00 p.m. (CT)

Taltree is partnering with Cabela's to offer a day of winter fun! Join an expert on a snowshoe demonstration,visit booths to learn the basics of ice fishing and how to stay warm in the cold months, or check out the wildlife display from the Izaak Walton League. Snowshoe demonstrations will be heal at 11am and 1pm.

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Great Backyard Bird Count

Date: Friday, February 17
10:00 a.m. (CT)

Observe birds on Taltree's property and report your findings. The Great Backyard Bird Count is a free, fun, and easy event that engages bird watchers of all ages in counting birds to create a real-time snapshot of bird population.

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Dream Catcher Craft

Date: Monday, February 20
1:00 - 3:00 p.m. (CT)

Join Taltree during President's Day and bring sweet dreams your way! In this make and take event led by Heather Banas from Soapwood Art Studio, you will learn how to make your own dream catcher and their cultural significance. Participants are encouraged to bring a small item from home that holds special meaning to them and can be tied or glued on to the dream catchers This is a family friendly event. Cost includes all supplies and is per dream catcher. Register by February 13th. 

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Great Backyard Bird Count

Date: Monday, February 20
4:00 p.m. (CT)

Observe birds on Taltree's property and report your findings. The Great Backyard Bird Count is a free, fun, and easy event that engages bird watchers of all ages in counting birds to create a real-time snapshot of bird population.

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Taltree Trailblazers - Beginning Birding

Date: Saturday, February 25
1:00 - 3:00 p.m. (CT)

Explore fascinating facts about birds and what they are doing this time of year with Taltree naturalists. They will have a fun activity followed by time outdoors to look for our winged friends. This program is geared toward youth in grades K-5, but all are welcome to attend. Family participation is highly encouraged. Register by February 22nd.

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Fascinating Fossils

Date: Saturday, March 11
9:00 a.m. - Noon (CT)

This class will introduce you to the science of geology. Join Geologist, Dave Hamilla to explore rock specimens, learn about Indiana's geology, and see interesting fossils.

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Trailblazers Science Saturday

Date: Saturday, March 18
1:00 - 3:00 p.m. (CT)

Join a Taltree naturalist for a themed hike and activity. Programs geared toward youth in grades K5, but all are welcome to attend.

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Taltree Railway Garden

Dates: April 01 - October 31, 2017
10:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. (CT)

Featuring dwarf plants and model steam engine trains, the exhibit showcases the impact steam engine trains had on early 19th century US railroads. Check the website for special events.

 

 

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Environmental Leaders Exhibit

Date: Saturday, April 01
8:00 a.m. (CT)

Hike Taltree and see the faces of famous naturalists and environmental leaders carved into wood. See if you can find them all.

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Wild Edibles Presentation

Date: Saturday, April 08
9:00 a.m. - Noon (CT)

Build your confidence and competence in identifying, gathering , and eating wild edibles, Join Geologist Dave Hamilla to learn about this intriguing topic.

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Children's Spring Paint Class

Date: Friday, April 14
1:00 - 4:00 p.m. (CT)

No school on April 14? Come out to Taltree and join artist Susan Young and create a beautiful floral painting. Each participate will work alongside the artist in painting their 11 x 14 inch canvas. Pricing is per canvas. If a parent or guardian is joining the class and not creating a printing, he or she will pay admission. Register by April 7th.

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Environmental Leaders Exhibit

Date: Sunday, April 30
7:00 p.m. (CT)

Hike Taltree and see the faces of famous naturalists and environmental leaders carved into wood. See if you can find them all.

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Mother's Day Pampering

Date: Sunday, May 07
11:00 a.m. - Noon (CT)

Time for mom to take a break and create at-home luxuries. Participants will work alongside Heather from Soapwood Art Studio to create a zesty and uplifting "Lemon Thyme Salt Scrub" and a soothing "Oat and Herb Bath Bag." Take home these two finished products and the recipes, a small bottle of lemon essential oil and most importantly, a revived sense of self. Space is limited so register by May 1st.

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Mom and Me - Mother's Day Painting

Date: Sunday, May 07
2:00 - 5:00 p.m. (CT)

Bring mom out to Taltree and join artist Susan Young in creating a beautiful painting. Mom and child will work together to paint their 16 x 20 inch canvas. Susan will inspire creativity and instruct at a pace for all ages. Register by April 30th.

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Annual Picnic en Blanc Benefit

Date: Friday, June 23
5:00 - 9:00 p.m. (CT)

Join Taltree for an elegant outdoor event. This event is a whimsical affair of food and entertainment. Guests can bring a picnic dinner or you can choose to purchase your dinner with your ticket. Taltree will provide party favors, a variety of desserts from some of NWI's favorite bakeries and the entertainment. Dress in white from head-to-toe. Make it fancy, make it sassy, make it crazy, make it you.

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Taltree Holiday Express

Dates: December 02 - December 16, 2017
10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. (CT)

Get into the holiday spirit with a classic Christmas story time. Enjoy cookies, cocoa, story and craft time. Hang out with Santa and see the Railway Garden's train in action. Held on Sat .the 3rd, 10th & 17th.