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Gabis Arboretum at Purdue Northwest, formerly Taltree

Address

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

Contact

Phone: (219) 462-0025

Alt Phone: (219) 742-2571

Fax: (219) 462-0848

About

Gabis Arboretum at Purdue Northwest, formerly Taltree is a dog-friendly oak preserve of formal gardens, woodlands, wetlands, and prairies that offers a variety of events, classes and exhibits year-round.

Events:

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Taltree Railway Garden

Dates: April 01 - October 31, 2018
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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First Saturday Hike - Gabis Arboretum

Date: Saturday, May 05
10:00 - 11:00 a.m. (CT)

Start your month with a Saturday hike. A naturalist will guide visitors through the arboretum and focus on seasonal changes and interests. The month of May offers blooming plants throughout the arboretum. The naturalist will lead you in identifying common as well as unique species.

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Mother's Day at Gabis Arboretum

Date: Sunday, May 13
Check website for times (CT)

Bring your mom out for a scenic carriage ride through the Arboretum. Moms receive free admission.

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Introduction to the Tall Grass Prairie

Date: Thursday, May 17
9:00 - 11:30 a.m. (CT)

Discover the intriguing history and people who are part of the story of the Midwestern tallgrass prairie. Then, explore the arboretum's signature grasses and wildflowers and hear about their uses by Native Americans and early settlers during this blended hike outdoors through the tallgrass and lecture indoors. Learn how you van be a part of preserving one of the world's most threatened natural areas and make a difference right here in Valparaiso. Dress for the weather, and wear sturdy shoes.

 

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Fairy Gardening

Date: Saturday, May 19
10:00 a.m. - Noon (CT)

Bring the magic to fairies home by creating your won miniature garden. This class will help you plan out your garden and teach you how to care for the plants. To create your whimsical piece, bring a 12x12x4 container. They will provide the soil, 2 small plants and customized accessories. There will be additional accessories available for purchase Register for this class be May 12th.  

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Mother-Son Date Knight

Date: Saturday, May 26
6:00 p.m. (CT)

Hear Ye, Hear Ye! Mothers and sons, enjoy an evening of chivalry, dancing, and other medieval festivities. Sons are encouraged to dress in their knightly best or as a beastly dragon. Come join in the medieval adventure.

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Family Fishing Day

Date: Saturday, May 26
8:00 a.m. - noon (CT)

Bring the whole family to enjoy a morning of catch and release fishing at the North Pond. Don't have fishing gear? A naturalist will have a few extra poles and bait for those who are fishing for the first time! This event is free with admission and does not require a fishing license.

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Acorn Concert Series - Echoes of Pompeii

Date: Saturday, June 02
5:30 gates open; 6:30 - 10:00 p.m. (CT)

Craft beer, wine, and local food favorites will be available to purchase during the concert. Guests are encouraged to bring lawn chairs. This is a family-friendly event. Smoking and outside beverages are prohibited.

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Fairy Gardening

Date: Saturday, June 09
10:00 a.m. - Noon (CT)

Bring the magic to fairies home by creating your won miniature garden. This class will help you plan out your garden and teach you how to care for the plants. To create your whimsical piece, bring a 12x12x4 container. They will provide the soil, 2 small plants and customized accessories. There will be additional accessories available for purchase Register for this class be May 12th.  

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Gabis Arboretum Summer Camp - Welcome to the Wild!

Dates: June 11 - June 15, 2018
Monday through Friday 9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. (CT)

Could you find water in the woods? Do you know which plants are safe to eat? Would you be able to survive in the wild? This week will teach campers the basics of surviving with nature. Space is limited, so sign up today.

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Cinderella Ball

Date: Saturday, June 16
6:00 p.m. (CT)

This princess-themed father-daughter dance features a horse-drawn carriage, delicate hors d' oeuvres and dances with dad sure to make your daughter feel like royalty.

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Family Fishing Day - Gabis Arboretum

Date: Saturday, June 16
8:00 a.m. - noon (CT)

Bring the whole family to enjoy a morning of catch and release fishing at the North Pond. Don't have fishing gear? A naturalist will have a few extra poles and bait for those who are fishing for the first time! This event is free with admission and does not require a fishing license.

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Gabis Arboretum Summer Camp - Amazing Animals

Dates: June 18 - June 22, 2018
Monday through Friday 9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. (CT)

The arboretum is home to many animals, birds, snakes, mammals, frogs and more! This week, you will explore the 300+ acres in search of local animals and try to get up close to the amazing creatures. Space is limited, so sign up today.

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Gabis Arboretum Summer Camp - What's in the Water?

Dates: June 25 - June 29, 2018
Monday through Friday 9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. (CT)

Splash into this week and explore the wonders of their wetlands and ponds. Learn what threatens the water and learn ways to save it. Spend time collecting samples, fishing and playing water games. Space is limited, so sign up today.

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Acorn Concert Series

Date: Saturday, June 30
5:30 p.m. gates open; 6:30 - 10:00 p.m. (CT)

Craft beer, wine, and local food favorites will be available to purchase during the concert. Guests are encouraged to bring lawn chairs. This is a family-friendly event. Smoking and outside beverages are prohibited. Check website for line-up.

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Gabis Arboretum Summer Camp - Wild Wonders, Big and Small

Dates: July 09 - July 13, 2018
Monday through Friday 9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. (CT)

The unique ecosystems at the arboretum allow for a huge variety of plants and animals. These living wonders work together to create the landscape that we will enjoy exploring. Space is limited, so sign up today.

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Cinderella Ball II

Date: Saturday, July 14
6:00 p.m. (CT)

Because the first Ball just won't be enough, an additional date for the Cinderella Ball has been added! The princess themed dance will once again feature photos with a horse-drawn carriage and dances to create a royal setting.

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Gabis Arboretum Summer Camp - Growing Gardens

Dates: July 16 - July 20, 2018
Monday through Friday 9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. (CT)

What do plants need to grow and thrive? Learn to grow your own food and dig in to your very own gardens while learning how to keep the plants healthy all year long. Space is limited, so sign up today.

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Family Fishing Day - Gabis Arboretum

Date: Saturday, July 21
8:00 a.m. - noon (CT)

Bring the whole family to enjoy a morning of catch and release fishing at the North Pond. Don't have fishing gear? A naturalist will have a few extra poles and bait for those who are fishing for the first time! This event is free with admission and does not require a fishing license.

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Gabis Arboretum Summer Camp - Nature's Inspiration

Dates: July 23 - July 27, 2018
Monday through Friday 9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. (CT)

Let nature fire up your senses! Explore the colors, textures, and sounds of nature and create your own masterpieces to take home. Space is limited, so sign up today.

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Acorn Concert Series

Date: Saturday, July 28
5:30 pm. gates open; 6:30 - 10:00 p.m. (CT)

Craft beer, wine, and local food favorites will be available to purchase during the concert. Guests are encouraged to bring lawn chairs. This is a family-friendly event. Smoking and outside beverages are prohibited. Check website for line-up.

Gabis Arboretum Summer Camp - Wilderness Survival has been added to your travel planner!
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Gabis Arboretum Summer Camp - Wilderness Survival

Dates: July 30 - August 03, 2018
Monday through Friday 9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. (CT)

Do you know how to find shelter, food, and water? This week will explore the survival techniques of animals and how we can do the, too. Space is limited, so sign up today.

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Wine and Roses

Date: Saturday, August 04
5:00 - 7:00 p.m. (CT)

Enjoy an evening of wine in their beautiful rose garden with a cash bar and light appetizers served, while listening to the sounds of a local band.

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Acorn Concert Series

Date: Saturday, August 25
5:30 p.m. gates open; 6:30 - 10:00 p.m. (CT)

Craft beer, wine, and local food favorites will be available to purchase during the concert. Guests are encouraged to bring lawn chairs. This is a family-friendly event. Smoking and outside beverages are prohibited. Check webiste for line-up.

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Acorn Concert Series

Date: Saturday, September 22
5:30 gates open; 6:30 - 10:00 p.m. (CT)

Craft beer, wine, and local food favorites will be available to purchase during the concert. Guests are encouraged to bring lawn chairs. This is a family-friendly event. Smoking and outside beverages are prohibited. Check website for line-up.

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Taltree Holiday Express

Dates: December 01 - December 15, 2018
Noon - 4:00 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 1st, 8th & 15th.