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.

Get Involved

Gabis Arboretum is always in need of volunteers to help grow conservation, education and inspiration!

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

Apr 18

Nature iPhone Photography Workshop

Join photographer, Deb Armstrong, to learn how to use your smartphone camera to get the best nature photos.

Apr 24

Volunteer 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 24

Bird 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 27

S.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.