Gabis Arboretum

    Gabis Arboretum (formerly Taltree,) is home to one of the most diverse oak collections in the nation, welcomes nearly 50,000 guests annually to its beautiful vistas, diverse landscape and six miles of hiking trails. Damien and Rita Gabis made an initial purchase of land on the site in 1990. With additional land purchases through the Taltree Arboretum & Gardens Foundation, which the Gabises began in 2002, the property grew to its present size. The arboretum today features multiple gardens, pavilions, a Monarch way station, an outdoor classroom, and the popular Railway Garden.
    The Arboretum’s functions for the public good, providing educational services, conservation and recreational uses. In 2018 the Taltree Board honored the Gabis Family by keeping their name with the arboretum for years to come.
    This Unique partnership with Purdue brings about unique opportunities for advance learning, research and engagement with Purdue University Northwest. The 2018 transition ensured the arboretum continued to be operated as an arboretum. PNW offers new and expanded academic courses, enhance recruitment efforts, supports community educational and outreach programs, conducts new research projects, and engages further with area K-12 teachers and students.
     There is a membership program for all events and activities, however, membership is not required. 

Some of the future opportunities include:

• Biological Studies of existing habitats,
• Landscape engineering and facility improvements,
• Business Marketing studies,
• Hospitality and Tourism Studies,
• Outdoor Productions with the English and Humanities Depts. such as Shakespeare in the Park and Theatre workshops.
• Educational access to K-12 students
• Student volunteers, internships and student part-time jobs

      Gabis Arboretum is located at  450 W. 100 N. Valparaiso, and can be reached by calling 462-0025. 

            


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