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.

Model Train Hours

The model trains at the Railway Garden run Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from May through October, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

People sitting on a lawn in front of a stage at Gabis Arboretum

Acorn Concert Series

May 24 through September 20

Get ready for another great summer of music with the 2024 Acorn Concert Series.

Bring your lawn chair or blanket and get ready for an unforgettable experience!

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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


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Group Visits and Field Trips

With over 300 acres to explore, the Gabis Arboretum is the perfect destination for environmental education!

We offer guided field trips, guided adult tours and self-guided walks.

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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.

A sidewalk at Gabis Arboretum. There is a metal bench on the left side of the paved walkway

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Upcoming Events

Jul 27

Succulents Workshop

Discover how to cultivate mini succulents in a variety of containers, from little dishes to glasses.

Jul 31

Golf Cart Tour

Enjoy a leisurely drive through the Arboretum while the docent shares insights about the plants and animals that call Gabis Arboretum home.

Aug 03

Night Sky Viewing with Astronomer

Join Bill Suriano, an enthusiastic amateur astronomer and astrophotographer, for an evening of celestial exploration.

Aug 10

Volunteer Work Day

Help us with restoring our native habitat, weeding in the garden or mulching the trails!