Taltree Arboretum & Gardens is a 360-acre, dog-friendly oak preserve of formal gardens, woodlands, wetlands, and prairies that offers a variety of events, classes, and exhibits.
Located approximately 70 miles southeast of Chicago in Valparaiso, Indiana, Taltree offers beautiful vistas, quiet corners, and hiking trails to escape into its diverse landscape.
Taltree is home to 91 different oak species offering one of the most diverse oak collections in the world. The centerpieces of the collection are the Bur Oaks. Other North American, Asian, and European species can be seen in the Oak Islands exhibit.
Our most intricate formal garden is the Taltree Railway Garden. This garden features model steam trains in a miniature conifer and woody plant landscape. The garden tells the story of early 19th century U.S. railroad history featuring scenes of the Civil War, westward expansion, and the American Industrial Revolution.