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August 2014
$50/group

Campfire Rentals

August 29 - November 1

Available every night of the week. Staff will tend the fire to create a hassle-free experience. Roasting sticks and some seating provided. Campfire rental is $50 per group. Group maximum 30 people.

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September 2014
Free to participate

Trail of Scarecrows Contest 2014

September 1 - November 1
Taltree Arboretum & Gardens,
450 West 100 North Valparaiso, IN 46385 United States

Choose a story. Build a story scarecrow. Write an essay about how your scarecrow represents the story and/or character chosen. Prizes awarded!

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Fall Flower Power Fundraiser

September 12 - October 15

Planting bulbs now for spring? Order top-quality flower bulbs via Flower Power and Taltree will receive 50% of every dollar spent! Proceeds go to support the care of our plant collections.

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Free - Members Only

Member Hikes

September 27 - November 8
Taltree Arboretum & Gardens,
450 West 100 North Valparaiso, IN 46385 United States

These free member hikes will provide a great introduction to all Taltree has to offer during the changing seasons.

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October 2014
Free with admission

The Haunted Railroad & Fall Festival

October 1 - 31

Held the entire month of October, The Haunted Railroad & Fall Festival is sure to be a spooky good time. This family friendly event kicks off with a Halloween railway garden of skeleton conductors, ghost passengers, spiders and haunted houses all month long.

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Member & non-member fees apply

Night Hikes

October 1 @ 8:00 pm - October 31 @ 9:00 pm CST
Taltree Arboretum & Gardens,
450 West 100 North Valparaiso, IN 46385 United States

Come see nature at night! These night hikes are a great way to see the stars and learn about how elusive nocturnal wildlife can be.

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Free with admission

Fall Fungi Hike

October 4 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm CST
Taltree Arboretum & Gardens,
450 West 100 North Valparaiso, IN 46385 United States

Explore the beautiful world of fungi! Hike will encompass the Woodlands area along Cardinal Trail. Led by one of our experienced trained naturalists.

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$50 Members/$55 Non-Members

Art in Nature-Oil Painting

October 5 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm CST

This oil painting class will teach you how to use oil paints with the natural landscape of Heron Pond and Heron Trail as your inspiration. All supplies are included in the cost.

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Free with admission

Fall Colors Hike

October 11 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm CST
Taltree Arboretum & Gardens,
450 West 100 North Valparaiso, IN 46385 United States

Surround yourself in Fall colors! See how Fall colors change the woodland, wetland and prairie-scapes. Led by one of our experienced trained naturalists.

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November 2014
$30

Taltree Ten-K

November 1 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm CST
Taltree Arboretum & Gardens,
450 West 100 North Valparaiso, IN 46385 United States

This 10k run is open to runners and walkers of all skill levels. The course terrain is flat with some challenging hills. The trail is a combination of pavement, gravel, grass and wood chips. Run begins at 9 am.

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