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The Purdue University Northwest 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!

Butterfly sculpture in Gabis native plant garden


Gabis Arboretum offers a variety of display gardens to explore, ranging from native plants to miniature conifers.

Explore the Gardens

People walking on a trail in the fall


Gabis Arboretum has nearly six miles of dog-friendly trails perfect for running or leisurely walks, with mostly grass and mulch terrain.

See a Trail Map


Railway garden at Gabis Arboretum

Railway Garden

The Railway Garden is an outdoor g-gauge model train garden that tells the amazing story of America’s steam engine history.

A hiking trail at Gabis Arboretum


Engage your senses by discovering a variety of environments throughout the arboretum; from prairies to wetlands, the arboretum supports several habitats for plants and wildlife.

Eastern bluebird


Numerous species of mammals, birds, insects, invertebrates and amphibians call Gabis Arboretum home.

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Plant Collections

The heart of any arboretum is its plant collections. Gabis Arboretum’s collections focus on woody plants that tolerate our challenging clay soil and long, cold winters. Ranging from oak trees to roses, the arboretum is home to a variety of collections to satisfy any researcher or inquisitive mind.


Gabis Arboretum maintains a Level III accreditation from ArbNet, which sets the industry standards for professional arboreta. With the highest being a Level IV, Gabis Arboretum holds the highest accreditation in Indiana.