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Trail of Scarecrows

Our Trail of Scarecrows will be on display at Gabis Arboretum from October 7 to October 31. This year's theme is Fairy Tale Characters!

Railway Garden Special – One-Day Event

Lake County Operators from Wisconsin in partnership with Riley’s Railhouse from Chesterton will be bringing special trains to run on our Model G tracks in the Railway Garden. Come see them operate their unique trains that can pull up to 30 train cars!

HalloWeekend at Gabis Arboretum

Celebrate Halloween at Gabis Arboretum’s second annual Hallo-Weekend! Enjoy an outdoor movie, model trains, age-appropriate activities, and more!

Golf Cart Tour

Join the knowledgeable docents for a golf cart tour of Gabis Arboretum. You will visit the prairie, woodland, and wetland, while learning about the plants and animals that live there.

Sunset Walk with Jim Hitz

Join Jim Hitz, Horticulturalist, as he guides you on a captivating sunset exploration of Oak Island, culminating at the prairie.

Volunteer Work Day

Come and join the Gabis Arboretum with restoring our native habitat, weeding in the garden, or mulching the trails!

Birds of Prey in Northwest Indiana (Sold Out)

This class is designed to teach you about the 19 “Raptors” or birds of prey that are common to Northwest Indiana. Whether these birds are inhabiting the area or passing through on a migratory path, if you know their characteristics and habits you may be able to spot all 19 throughout the year.

Wreathmaking Workshop

Complete your holiday decor by learning the basics of building a wreath from scratch at our wreathmaking workshop!