A butterfly sculpture in the native plant garden at Gabis Arboretum

Gabis Arboretum

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

Butterfly milkweed

Native Plant Sale

Sale Begins April 1

Plant Pick-up on May 18

Join Gabis Arboretum at Purdue Northwest for our third annual native plant sale! Proceeds from the plant sale help support the arboretum.

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Buy Native Plants

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!

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PLAN YOUR GABIS VISIT

Two children walk down a path at Gabis Arboretum

Group Visits and Field Trips

With over 300 acres to explore, the Gabis Arboretum is the perfect destination for environmental education!

We offer guided field trips, guided adult tours and self-guided walks.

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Resources

Girls sitting down

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.

A sidewalk at Gabis Arboretum. There is a metal bench on the left side of the paved walkway

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Upcoming Events

Apr 21

Native Plant Sale

Join Gabis Arboretum at Purdue Northwest for our third annual native plant sale! Proceeds from the plant sale help support the arboretum.

Apr 25

Family Friendly Woodland Miniature Workshops

Unleash your creativity and immerse yourself in the world of woodland miniature houses!

Apr 26

Arbor Day Tree Planting

Celebrate nature with our community as we dedicate the time to planting trees at Gabis Arboretum and PNW’s Hammond and Westville Campuses.

Apr 26

Family Friendly Woodland Miniature Workshops

Unleash your creativity and immerse yourself in the world of woodland miniature houses!