Plan Your Visit
Located between Valparaiso and Merrillville, Indiana, Gabis Arboretum is open daily to the general public. Certain safety measures have been put in place to ensure a safe visit.
The Treesong Music Garden is an exciting addition to the arboretum. It is a fun and creative way for guests of all ages to explore their musical side.
A Gabis Arboretum provides free admission and reciprocal benefits to more than 300 other arboreta and gardens nationwide.
Gabis Arboretum serves as a living laboratory for education, academic research, conservation and engagement with the natural environment.
Gabis Arboretum holds a variety of outdoor summer concerts covering a wide range of musical genres.
TimberNook summer day camp at Gabis Arboretum incorporates the fun and learning of a traditional camp experience and increased opportunities for sensory experiences.
Jun 21TimberNook Camp: A Week of Wild
This going wild adventure takes play to a whole new level through collaborative, creative and sensory-immersive experiences with friends new and old.
Jun 23Indiana Master Naturalist Series
This nine-week program is an excellent opportunity for anyone with a love for the outdoors who is wishing to expand their knowledge of plants, wildlife and other natural resources in Indiana.
Jun 24Literature in the Garden: Junior Master Gardener Program
Bring your children (ages 8-10) to Gabis Arboretum for a reading in the garden with an educational craft afterwards. The class will be taught by Porter County Master Gardeners, Laura Tucker, Linda Mapes and Carolyn Dye.
Jun 26Plant Drawing Workshop
Join nature artist, Melissa Washburn, to learn how to identify certain plants in the arboretum during a guided hike and then learn how to draw them.