One of the most important missions for any public garden or arboretum is education. Gabis Arboretum’s Native Plant Garden is as educational as it is
diverse. All of the plants in this garden are native to Northwest Indiana. They provide food and habitat for animals that are important to the survival of our forests, prairies and wetlands.
As part of the design of the Native Plant Garden, the plants growing in the natural areas are represented in cultivated beds and labeled for identification. We hope you will appreciate the beauty and diversity of the plants native to our region and consider using them in your own gardens.