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Reserve Your Gala Tickets by May 24th!

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Please join us for touring cocktails, dinner and the live music of The Hoosier Recruits.

Saturday June 1, 2013

Touring cocktails: 5:00-7:00 pm

Dinner 7:30 pm


Taltree Depot

450 W 100 N

Valparaiso, IN


$80.00 per person

Cash bar

No rain date

Casual chic


Spend Mother’s Day Weekend at Taltree Arboretum & Gardens

Art in the Garden

Art in the Garden

May 11 & 12, 2013

Art in the Garden is a two-day immersion of art in its many forms, from practical to visual, from performance to nature-based. Come and browse the creations of artists from throughout the country in a garden setting! For more information, please visit our website.



Mother’s Day Tea

May 12, 2013

Treat that special woman in your life to a special tea party at Taltree! Sip tea in an elegant setting while overlooking the Pavilion Garden and enjoy a tasty designer dessert. All moms will receive a special flower. Visit our website  for tickets. Hurry, ticket sales end Friday at 5pm!


Thank you to our 2013 Annual Events sponsors!

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Summer Camps Come to Taltree!

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Taltree’s First Ever Summer Camps!

Reserve your spot now before they’re all gone!

Summer Camp

Sign up here!

For the first time ever, Taltree will offer a series of summer camps specifically geared toward rising third through sixth-graders. These week-long day camps allow campers to experience a wide  variety of science-based activities in a fun and holistic environment. To register, check out our website.

CSI Taltree Camp (June 17-21)

Wacky Water Week (June 24-28)

Science Quest (July 8-12)

Wilderness Safari Camp (July 15-19)

Spring Has Sprung!

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Children's Summer Camps

Taltree Offers Summer Camp!

This summer Taltree will offer a series of summer camps specifically geared toward rising third through sixth-graders. The goal in creating these camps is for participants to enjoy a holistic and fun environment where they will have the opportunity to expand their knowledge and focus upon specific interests they may have. Taltree’s programs allow for campers to experience a wide variety of activities in a fun and safe environment. For information, check out our website or call 219-462-0025.

Order Your Benefit Concert Tickets Now!

Taltree Benefit Concerts

We’ve got three great concerts lined up this summer and you can buy tickets now for less than you would have to pay at the gate. The Neverly Brothers kick off the series July 26. And for their first time at Taltree, American English will entertain you on August 9. And finally, one of Taltree’s favorites, Marrakesh Express returns on August 30!

Don’t Miss out on This Valuable Class!

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mowing the lawnThis Saturday Matt McBain will give some excellent tips on caring for your lawn and garden equipment! For an overview of what he will cover, please see the video.

Please call the office by noon Thursday, February 21 to register for this class! We must have at least three people signed up in order to hold this informative class. Class fee is $10 for members, $15 for non-members.

TOOL TIME: Dewinterizing Lawn Care Equipment

Never Stop Learning at Taltree

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Tool Time! Dewintering your Lawn Equipment and Tools

Join Taltree’s own Matt McBain as he goes over the details of maintaining your lawn equipment. He’ll cover oils, spark plugs, and safety on blowers, mowers, trimmers and more. Join Matt for a demystification of equipment maintenance. Learn more here.

Sign up for the Indiana Master Naturalist program!

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Yes, we’ll be hosting the Indiana Master Naturalist Program, a 30+ -hour continuing education course for adults age 18 and over that begins on March 3. Sign up now for this compre

hensive course!

Stop by and see us!

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Taltree will have a booth at the Porter County Master Gardener Association Gardening Show at the Porter County Expo Center this Saturday, January 19. Stop in and see us to receive a coupon for 10 percent off the price of one of our upcoming classes!

Happy Holidays from Taltree!

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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.

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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.

Happy Holidays from Taltree!

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Get Your Glow On

This year’s garden glow is entirely “off the grid,” thanks in part to a grant from Nipsco. See Taltree’s Signature Oak lit with more than 3,000 lights and dozens of phosphorescent ornaments powered by the sun. Enjoy prairie flowers and grasses as they sway in the breeze, and stop in at the Railway Garden Depot, which has been outlined by LED lights.

Richard Evans and Chad Cronin work with solar panels