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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:

Taltree Railway Garden has been added to your travel planner!
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Taltree Railway Garden

Dates: April 01 - October 31, 2018
10am-7pm (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.

 

 

Gabis Arboretum Summer Camp - What's in the Water? has been added to your travel planner!
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Gabis Arboretum Summer Camp - What's in the Water?

Dates: June 25 - June 29, 2018
9am-3:30pm Monday-Friday (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.

Acorn Concert Series - Wayne Baker Brooks & The Blues Project has been added to your travel planner!
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Acorn Concert Series - Wayne Baker Brooks & The Blues Project

Date: Saturday, June 30
5:30pm gates open; 7pm concert begins (CT)

Born and raised in Chicago, IL amongst the most prolific blues legends and blues masters in the world, Wayne Baker Brook's blues roots may run deeper and wider than the Great Lakes themselves. The youngest son of blues master Lonnie Brooks - Wayne Brooks was literally born into the blues! Considered one of today's top guitarists who's signature style combines powerful vocals with liquid fire guitar playing that honors his rich blues heritage yet effortlessly expands the boundaries of the genre.

The Blues Project is a youth music program based in Valparaiso, IN whos aim is to pass on the music and history of the blues to the next generation of musicians through numerous educational and performance opportunities.

Also, 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.

Gabis Arboretum Summer Camp - Wild Wonders, Big and Small has been added to your travel planner!
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Gabis Arboretum Summer Camp - Wild Wonders, Big and Small

Dates: July 09 - July 13, 2018
9am-3:30pm Monday-Friday (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
6pm (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.

Gabis Arboretum Summer Camp - Growing Gardens has been added to your travel planner!
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Gabis Arboretum Summer Camp - Growing Gardens

Dates: July 16 - July 20, 2018
9am-3:30pm Monday-Friday (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
8am-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.

Gabis Arboretum Summer Camp - Nature's Inspiration has been added to your travel planner!
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Gabis Arboretum Summer Camp - Nature's Inspiration

Dates: July 23 - July 27, 2018
9am-3:30pm Monday-Friday (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.

Acorn Concert Series - Mr. Blotto & Gato has been added to your travel planner!
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Acorn Concert Series - Mr. Blotto & Gato

Date: Saturday, July 28
5:30pm gates open; 7pm concert begins (CT)

Mr. Blotto was born in Chicago as an off-night vehicle for musicians who loved each other's playing but were in different bands at the time. The only rule was that they would only play what they absolutely loved to play. That at philosophy continues to this day and has led Mr. Blotto into unique musical situations. Mr. Blotto takes the Jam band aesthetic into areas unfamiliar to the standard Jam Scene. They have been known to cover entire albums by Led Zeppelin and The Who as well as perform entire shows of Country and Reggae. Also, 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.

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
9am-3:30pm Monday-Friday (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
5-7pm (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.

Acorn Concert Series - Carl Weathersby with Corey Dennison Band & Luke Pytel Band has been added to your travel planner!
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Acorn Concert Series - Carl Weathersby with Corey Dennison Band & Luke Pytel Band

Date: Saturday, August 25
5:30pm gates open; 7pm concert begins (CT)

Mixing Southern charm, soulful vocals, and fierce guitar-playing, Carl plays the blues, from down-and-dirty to scintillating Albert King influenced chops. This is one powerful blues performer that will leave you amazed and thoroughly entertained. Formed in 2013, The Corey Dennison Band has become a favorite attraction at Chicago blues venues, including twice-weekly appearances at Kingston Mines. Led by Corey Dennison's soulful voice and muscular guitar. Also, 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.

Acorn Concert Series - Mississippi Heat & Funky Mojo Daddy has been added to your travel planner!
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Acorn Concert Series - Mississippi Heat & Funky Mojo Daddy

Date: Saturday, September 22
5:30pm gates open; 7pm concert begins (CT)

Led by harmonica Master and songwriter Pierre Lacocque, Mississippi Heat is a world-class Chicago Blues band. Their motto is "Traditional Blues with a Unique Sound" as they present fresh yet vintage-based musical ideas. Mississippi Heats' name is a reflection of Pierre's reverence for Mississippi's blues culture and music. The band's conviction is that there is not deeper music than Delta-inspired blues to express what lies in everyone's soul.

The members of Mojo Daddy are all top-shelf musicians who have achieved considerable success with their respective groups. Throughout their careers, these guys have taken the message of Chicago blues and traveled the world to spread it with artists such as Buddy Guy, Carl Weathersby, the Kinsey Report and the Steepwater Band. These musician's pride themselves on playing with heart and soul, creating an unstoppable energy. Their intense delivery of the music will have you up and dancing, while never letting you forget where our musical debt is owed.

Also, 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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Taltree Holiday Express

Dates: December 01 - December 15, 2018
Noon-4pm (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.