A butterfly sculpture in the native plant garden at Gabis Arboretum

Gabis Arboretum

The Gabis Arboretum at Purdue Northwest serves as a living laboratory for education, research, conservation and engagement with the natural environment.

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Plan Your Visit

Plan your visit to the Purdue University Northwest Gabis Arboretum! Find details about admission, Gabis hours and directions, group and field-trip visits and virtual experiences.


Welcome to the garden

Explore Gabis

Gabis Arboretum boasts 300 acres of magnificent landscapes featuring a restored prairie, display gardens, wetlands and miles of hiking trails through woodlands. With musical events and public educational programs, the arboretum has something for any interest!

Explore Gabis Arboretum


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Become a Member

A Gabis Arboretum provides free admission and reciprocal benefits to more than 300 other arboreta and gardens nationwide.

Kids in face paint play in the gardens at Gabis Arboretum

Events and Programs

From nature hikes to the Summer Concert Series, Gabis Arboretum has events of every kind for lovers of the outdoors.

An outdoor wedding at Gabis Arboretum

Host an Event

Gabis Arboretum is the premier setting for weddings, corporate events and private events.

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Gift Memberships

Treat a loved one to a Gabis Arboretum gift membership! The perfect gift for everyone!

Upcoming Events

Feb 04

Citizen Science : How to use the iNaturalist App

In this class you will learn how to use iNaturalist to identify organisms, upload findings, and join projects.

Feb 11

Winter Walk Series

Every season offers something of beauty to visitors and winter is no exception! Learn how plants and animals survive the cold winter months and identify signs on life along the trails.

Feb 18

International Crane Foundation Webinar

This informative webinar will provide a brief overview of the International Crane Foundation’s work and provide information on all 15 species of cranes with a focus the two Indiana species – the Whooping Crane and the Sandhill Crane.