A shelter at Gabis Arborteum at Purdue University Northwest

Gabis Arboretum

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

A Gazebo at Gabis Arboretum

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

Engage With Gabis

Explore more about how students, faculty and staff can engage with Gabis Arboretum for research opportunities, class projects and more.

Upcoming Events

Jul 30

The Steepwater Band Concert

The Steepwater Band is an American rock band formed in Chicago by the trio of Jeff Massey, Joe Winters and Tod Bowers.

Jul 31

July Guided Hike Series

Embrace the outdoors and start your weekend with a guided hike at Gabis.

Aug 14

Restoration and Prep Volunteer Day

Each month, Gabis Arboretum will host a volunteer day where anyone can come out and help in the gardens, wetlands and woodlands. This volunteer day will focus on restoration.

Aug 21

Marrakesh Express: A Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young Experience

There are hundreds, if not thousands of tribute bands performing the music of the Beatles, Rolling Stones, AC/DC, Led Zeppelin, U2 and other monsters of rock. But Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young? Next to none.