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.

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Plan Your Visit

Plan your visit to the Purdue University Northwest Gabis Arboretum! 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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Gabis Spotlight Events

From Timbernook Camps for kids to live music in a one-of-a-kind setting, Gabis Arboretum has events to get you outdoors and enjoying nature!

See Timbernook Camps

Get Acorn Concert Series Tickets

Become an Indiana Master Naturalist


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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.

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Events and Programs

From nature hikes to the Summer Concert Series, Gabis Arboretum has events of every kind for lovers of the outdoors.

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Host an Event

Gabis Arboretum is the premier setting for weddings, corporate events and private events.

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Gift Memberships

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

Upcoming Events

Jun 16

Acorn Concert Series: Radio Gaga

Lady Gaga + Queen! Does it get any better than that? Experience this Vegas Style production show featuring the “Concert That Never Was.” This unique combination is sure to leave you breathless!

Jun 25

Sunset Classical Concert with the Michiana Brass Quintet

The Michiana Brass Quintet will provide a variety of music, from Bach to Gershwin; ragtime, showtunes, folk songs, as well as traditional brass quintet literature. This group of performer/educators, heavily influenced by the legendary Canadian Brass, aims to provide music for all to enjoy!

Jul 15

Acorn Concert Series: Red Not Chili Peppers

The closest thing to RHCP, the Red NOT Chili Peppers are the #1 internationally touring Red Hot Chili Peppers tribute.

Aug 04

Acorn Concert Series- Echoes of Pompeii

This national touring Pink Floyd tribute band delivers a true replica of the “Pink Floyd experience”.