A butterfly sculpture in the native plant garden at Gabis Arboretum

Gabis Arboretum

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

An example of the stationary available during the Gift Membership holiday promotion. Pictured is the Bird print which has a bird sitting on the ground with text that says "A Gift for You". The bird is centered on a larger picture of the Gabis ground covered in snow. The bottom left corner features the Gabis logo. There is text at the bottom of the image that says "The Birds Are Calling"

Give the Gift of Membership

Nature Never Goes Out of Style

Treat a loved one to a Gabis Arboretum gift membership! Not only will the recipient receive all of the membership benefits but you will have the pleasure of knowing that your gift helps protect 300 acres of green space.

Limited edition Gabis Arboretum stationery is included with each gift membership* in three designs (Winter Bird, Railway Garden and Gabis Logo).

*While Supplies Last

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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



Girls sitting down

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.

stationary cards

Gift Memberships

Treat a loved one to a Gabis Arboretum gift membership! The perfect gift for everyone!

Upcoming Events

Dec 02

Birds of Prey in Northwest Indiana

This class is designed to teach you about the 19 “Raptors” or birds of prey that are common to Northwest Indiana. Whether these birds are inhabiting the area or passing through on a migratory path, if you know their characteristics and habits you may be able to spot all 19 throughout the year.

Dec 09

Wreathmaking Workshop

Complete your holiday decor by learning the basics of building a wreath from scratch at our wreathmaking workshop!