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 is always in need of volunteers to help grow conservation, education and inspiration!
TimberNook summer day camp at Gabis Arboretum incorporates the fun and learning of a traditional camp experience and increased opportunities for sensory experiences.
Apr 18Nature iPhone Photography Workshop
Join photographer, Deb Armstrong, to learn how to use your smartphone camera to get the best nature photos.
Apr 24Volunteer Day: Woodcock Habitat
Each month, Gabis Arboretum will host a volunteer day where anyone can come out and help in the gardens, wetlands and woodlands.
Apr 24Bird and Insect Drawing Workshop
Join artist, Melissa Washburn, to learn how to identify birds and insects from the arboretum and how to draw them.
Apr 27S.H.I.N.E’s Spring Forward Walk
At this event, guests will walk socially-distanced on the trails at Gabis Arboretum. The S.H.I.N.E Remembrance Garden that has been under construction will be revealed as well.