Taltree Arboretum & Gardens, located south of U.S. 30 between Merrillville and Valparaiso, Indiana, is a 360-acre reserve of formal gardens, woodlands, wetlands, and prairies. Whether hiking the 3+ miles of trails or attending an outdoor concert or special event, visitors have enjoyed Taltree’s quiet beauty interspersed with friendly festivity since 1999. Themed displays include the Hitz Family Rose Garden, Native Plant Garden, Oak Islands, and the Taltree Railway Garden.
Feel yourself decompress from the rigors of life as your senses of sight, scent and sound are invigorated. Rekindle your imagination in the company of birds, insects and furry mammals that inhabit this spectacular refuge. Whether you come to relax or get some exercise, you’ll experience no lines or crowds. On a typical day in the arboretum, every visitor can claim a quiet corner.