Gabis Arboretum

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

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.



With 300-acres of magnificent landscapes, education programs and community events the arboretum has something for any interest!

Explore Gabis Arboretum

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.

Deborah Way, Education and Outreach Coordinator


Become a Member

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

Education Programs

Gabis Arboretum serves as a living laboratory for education, academic research, conservation and engagement with the natural environment.

Summer Concert Series

Gabis Arboretum holds a variety of outdoor summer concerts covering a wide range of musical genres.

A hiking trail at Gabis Arboretum

TimberNook Camp

TimberNook summer day camp at Gabis Arboretum incorporates the fun and learning of a traditional camp experience and increased opportunities for sensory experiences.

Upcoming Events

Jun 21

TimberNook 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 23

Indiana 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 24

Literature 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 26

Plant 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.