TWILIGHT IN THE TRAIN GARDEN
Visit the Railway Garden during the twilight hours every Wednesday in July and August. During these special days,
THE ENCHANTED BALL
Saturday, August 24 5:30 – 7:30 P.M.
Come one, come all to the annual princess ball! Dress in your most royal attire ready to dance the night away. Show off your finest crafting skills and take home a goodie bag fit for royalty. Take a photo with an enchanted horse and carriage. $10 adult member, $5 child member/$15 adult non-member, $10 child non-member. More information.
INDIANA MASTER NATURALIST
Tuesdays beginning August 27 6:00 – 9:00 P.M.
Learn about Indiana’s natural resoures and understand how unique the Great Lakes region truly is. This 10-week course teaches a new topic each week by an expert in their respective field. $75 members/$100 non-members. More information.
NATURE RETREAT DAY
Saturday, September 7 10:00 A.M. – 2:30 P.M.
Retreat into nature for the day! Join a small group of others who are stepping into a day of peaceful creativity and mindfulness. Activities involve outdoor yoga, eco-dye artwork and a forest bathing walk. Lunch will be provided. $55 members/$65 non-members. More information.
ADVANCED INDIANA MASTER NATURALIST INFO SESSION
Sunday, September 8 4:00 – 5:00 P.M.
Anyone who is a certified Master Naturalist with the Indiana Department of Natural Resources is eligible to become an Advanced Master Naturalist. This session will give those eligible some information on how to attain that higher certification. Free to those who pre-register. More information.
ACORN CONCERT SERIES: MIKE FARRIS & THE BLUES PROJECT
Saturday, September 14 7:00 – 10:00 P.M.
On summer Saturdays enjoy family-friendly evenings while listening to a variety of musical artists. Food and beverages are available for sale. Tickets: $15 in advance/$20 week-of. More information.
WIND DOWN WEDNESDAY: JEWELRY MAKING
Wednesday, September 18 6:00 – 8:00 P.M.
Artist Jayde McAloon is back by popular demand! Using techniques from her handmade jewelry business, Pieces of Jayde, participants will learn how to wire wrap and will take home their one of a kind and organic piece of jewelry. $35 members/$40 non-members. More information.
ARTISTS WHO LOVE NATURE: FEATURING ARTIST MELISSA WASHBURN
Saturday, September 21 9:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M.
Join artist Melissa Washburn on a short hike to identify flowers in the arboretum. Then learn how to draw those flowers under Washburn’s professional guidance. Participants will receive Washburn’s book, “Draw Like An Artist: 100 Flowers and Plants”. $20 members/$25 nonmembers. More information.
TRAIL OF SCARECROWS EXHIBIT
All month long
Trail of Scarecrows is an annual competition for K-5 school groups or scout groups. Students work together to create a scarecrow based on book themes or characters. This year’s theme: FRIENDSHIP! Scarecrows will be displayed near the Depot and prairie. More information.
VOLUNTEER RESTORATION WORK PARTY
Saturday, October 5 9:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M.
Join us to prep the arboretum for fall! Projects may include prairie and woodland restoration and fall garden prep. Family-friendly. More information.
ARTISTS WHO LOVE NATURE: FEATURING THE WORK OF ANDY GOLDSWORTHY
Saturday, October 5 1:00 -4:00 P.M.
In this class, attendees will begin by watching a documentary on Goldsworthy and his unique style of nature-themed artwork. Then, under the guidance of retired art teacher, Marcia Carson, they will go out into nature and produce ephemeral art themselves. $10 members/$15 non-members. More information.
Wednesdays, October 9, 16 & 23 8:00 – 9:00 A.M.
Join the arboretum birders on a morning stroll through prairies, woodlands and wetlands, exploring the arboretum’s wide variety of birds–both those that live at the arboretum and those that stop-over during autumn migration. Family-friendly. Members free/$10 non-members (includes admission). More information.
FALL FAMILY WEEKEND
Saturday, October 12- Sunday, October 13 10:00 A.M.- 5:00 P.M.
Join Gabis Arboretum for a fun Fall Family Weekend! Enjoy a complimentary hay ride, ride on the Sprout Express, golf cart tour, or walk the Trail of Scarecrows. Pumpkin painting will also be available for an additional fee. All hiking trails will be open as well. Admission is $10 per non-member car load. More information.
WIND DOWN WEDNESDAY: WOOD PALLET PAINTING
Wednesday, October 16 6:00 – 8:30 P.M.
Bottle and Bottega is hosting a fall wood panel workshop at Gabis Arboretum. Participants will create a fall, rustic panel for their home. $55 members/$65 non-members. More information.
CARING FOR YOUR CHICKENS IN WINTER & BEYOND
Saturday, October 19 10:00 – 10:30 A.M.
This class will teach you how to help your stock stay healthy and happy through the harsher months of the year. Our Gabis Arboretum livestock crew will meet you at the chicken house and give you a guided tour, specifically focused on how we prep our poultry for a comfy winter season. Members free/$10 non-members (includes admission). More information.
PUTTING YOUR ROSES TO BED FOR WINTER
Saturday, October 19 10:30 A.M. – 12:00 P.M.
After last year’s polar vortex, you might be looking for advice on how to best insure your roses survive the winter. Join Adolph Repp, from the Rosarian Society, for a demonstration on prepping your roses for winter. Members free/$10 non-members (includes admission). More information.
TRICK OR TREES: HALLOWEEN IN THE RAILWAY GARDEN
Saturday, October 26 1:00 – 4:00 P.M.
See the creepy crawlies that the Traveling World of Reptiles has to offer in an educational, but fun presentation at 1 pm. Trick or Treating in the Railway Garden will begin at 3pm. Costumes encouraged. Complimentary hayrides will also be available. Admission is $10 per non-member car load. More information.