A butterfly sculpture in the native plant garden at Gabis Arboretum

Gabis Arboretum

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

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Plan Your Visit

Plan your visit to Gabis Arboretum at Purdue Northwest! Find details about admission, Gabis hours and directions, group and field-trip visits and virtual experiences.


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!

Explore Gabis Arboretum


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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.

Concert stage at Gabis Arboretum

Acorn Concert Series

The best outdoor concert series around with concerts running from June-September.

Upcoming Events

Oct 08

Volunteer Restoration Day

The Gabis Arboretum is excited to invite the community to volunteer with us! Whether you’re a one-time volunteer or plan to continue volunteering with us, we’d love to have you.

Oct 14

Hallo-Weekend with The Conjuring

Come celebrate Halloween at Gabis Arboretum’s first annual Hallo-Weekend! Enjoy spooky outdoor movies, model trains, food, and activities!

Oct 15

Hallo-Weekend with Hocus Pocus

Join us for an evening of spooktacular family fun! Dress in costume, trick-or-treat around the Railway Garden, and enjoy seasonal games!