The Taltree Telegraph

December 20, 2012

Taltree Store Open Through Dec. 31

From Taltree’s own Prairie Honey to handmade ornaments and earrings and children’s toys, the Taltree Store is the perfect place for last-minute shopping!

While you were enjoying the grounds this summer, a colony of bees were busily making honey from our prairie flowers. Now you can purchase it in the Taltree Store!

Taltree’s own Prairie Honey

You'll hardly know you're wearing these lightweight, handmade earrings.

You’ll hardly know you’re wearing these lightweight, handmade earrings.

This owl ornament really lights up a tree!

This owl ornament really lights up a tree!

Annual Fund Appeal Reminder

In case you’d forgotten, we still are accepting donations toward our annual fund. You can submit your donation through the mail, over the phone at 219 462-0025 or online.


Special Groupon Offer Appears on Christmas Day!

Purchase or renew a membership at any level on December 25 for a very festive discount! Just go to and enter Valparaiso’s zip code: 46385.



Taltree Hours
Arboretum Grounds- open 7 days a week
8am to 7pm (April-October)
10am-4pm (November-March)

Railway Garden- open 7 days a week
8am-7pm (May-October) with trains running (10am-6:30pm)
Closed November-April

See you out there!

Taltree Staff

Happy Holidays from Taltree!

Like you, we get pretty busy this time of year. But we would not have anything to be busy with if it were not for you, our friends and supporters. Have a safe and festive holiday, and don’t forget to come out to Taltree if you find you’re in need of a little peace and quiet.OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Holiday Office Hours

  • The Taltree administrative offices will be closed from December 23 through January 1.
  • The Arboretum and store close on Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve at 1:00pm, and is closed Christmas Day and New Year’s Day.

Lights, Santa, Action!

Tonight’s Glow and Santa Photos are cancelled, but, weather permitting, will continue Friday and Saturday as the final nights for photos with Santa. Remember, Santa is available for photos with both human and canine family members.

Signature Oak Prairie Lights Santa twin babies girl

Our Holiday Glow in the Gardens will continue from 4 – 7 pm December 21, 22, 27, 28 and 29, with a creative display of solar lights. The glow gets going around 4:30 pm when the sun goes down. Cost is $5 per carload, with Taltree member carloads free. Donations are appreciated.

Concerts are Coming!

More information coming soon, but SAVE THESE DATES for our Concert Series:

July 26: The Neverly Brothers  The Neverly Brothers - new action shot 8-5X11-edit sunset bkdg

August 9: American English4AEGRAYSUITS

August 30: Marrakesh Express Marrakesh Express



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