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April 2017

Easter Bunny Photos, Baby Chicks & Live Bunnies!

April 9 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Taltree Arboretum & Gardens,
450 West 100 North
Valparaiso, IN 46385 United States

Avoid long lines at the mall and come out to Taltree for your family photos with the Easter Bunny! Stop by the Depot and have your fun moment captured forever by a professional photographer. After your photos, check out the Railway Garden and visit with our live animals! Bunnies, baby chicks, turkeys, goats, and chickens!  And don’t forget our Easter Egg Hunt on April 15th. Dates: April 8, 9 & 15 Time: 10am-3pm Location: Photos in Taltree's Depot building Arboretum Admission:…

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Taltree Toddlers

April 12 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Railway Garden Depot/Visitors Center,
450 West 100 North
Valparaiso, Select a Country:
Taltree Toddlers

Bring your toddlers for a nature-themed story followed by a related activity or craft! Pre-registration is required. When: Every other Wednesday (January through April) Where: Taltree Arboretum & Gardens' Railway Garden Depot, 450 W 100 N, Valparaiso, IN Cost: Non-Members: $15 per session or $80 for all sessions January-April Taltree Members: $10 per session or $50 for all sessions January-April Includes admission for children and one adult PAY HERE More info: Call Programs Manager Ellen Kapitan at (219) 742-8147 or email ekapitan@taltree.org.

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Children’s Spring Paint Class

April 14 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Taltree Arboretum & Gardens,
450 West 100 North
Valparaiso, IN 46385 United States

No school on April 14? Come out to Taltree and join artist Susan Young and create a beautiful floral painting. Each participant will work alongside the artist in painting their 11 x 14 inch canvas. Pricing is per canvas. If a parent or guardian is joining the class and not creating a painting, he or she will pay admission. Register by April 7. Where: Taltree Arboretum & Gardens Pavilion, 450 W 100 N, Valparaiso, IN Time: 1:00pm - 4:00pm Cost:…

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Easter Bunny Photos, Baby Chicks & Live Bunnies!

April 15 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Taltree Arboretum & Gardens,
450 West 100 North
Valparaiso, IN 46385 United States

Avoid long lines at the mall and come out to Taltree for your family photos with the Easter Bunny! Stop by the Depot and have your fun moment captured forever by a professional photographer. After your photos, check out the Railway Garden and visit with our live animals! Bunnies, baby chicks, turkeys, goats, and chickens!  And don't forget our Easter Egg Hunt at 11am that day! Dates: April 15 Time: 10am-3pm Location: Photos at Taltree's Depot building Arboretum Admission: $10 per non-member…

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Easter Egg Hunt in the Garden

April 15 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Taltree Arboretum & Gardens,
450 West 100 North
Valparaiso, IN 46385 United States

Join us for this extra special Easter Egg Hunt! Scramble to collect eggs filled with treasures in the Children's Adventure Garden. Parents are asked to accompany young children. Bring your own basket. Suitable for ages toddler to 12. No registration is necessary. Time: Hunt starts at 11am and different age groups will be released accordingly. Cost: This event is free with paid admission. Admission fee for the day is free for Taltree members and $10 per non-member carload. *We would like to recycle…

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Taltree Toddlers

April 26 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Railway Garden Depot/Visitors Center,
450 West 100 North
Valparaiso, Select a Country:
Taltree Toddlers

Bring your toddlers for a nature-themed story followed by a related activity or craft! Pre-registration is required. When: Every other Wednesday (January through April) Where: Taltree Arboretum & Gardens' Railway Garden Depot, 450 W 100 N, Valparaiso, IN Cost: Non-Members: $15 per session or $80 for all sessions January-April Taltree Members: $10 per session or $50 for all sessions January-April Includes admission for children and one adult PAY HERE More info: Call Programs Manager Ellen Kapitan at (219) 742-8147 or email ekapitan@taltree.org.

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May 2017

Behind the Scenes Tour of the Award-Winning Railway Garden

May 13 @ 11:00 am - 1:30 pm
Taltree Arboretum & Gardens,
450 West 100 North
Valparaiso, IN 46385 United States

In honor of National Train Day, take a behind-the-scenes look at Taltree's Railway Garden. Learn about the locomotives in the age of the steam engines and get an exclusive tour of the largest outdoor railway garden display in the Midwest. Get a peek at the operating room and large collection of train cars and engines. This tour is suitable for adults and children over the age of 10. Time Slots Available: 11-11:30am, 12-12:30pm, 1-1:30pm Cost:$5.00 per person. Advanced registration is required.…

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Mother’s Day

May 14 @ 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Taltree Arboretum & Gardens,
450 West 100 North
Valparaiso, IN 46385 United States

Mothers everywhere are invited to join us at Taltree Arboretum & Gardens on Mother's Day! With entry to the arboretum being free of charge to mothers, the first 50 mothers will receive a flower as well. Several exhibits including the Fairy House Garden Exhibit and the 18 Artist Exhibit will be available for viewing. 15-minute carriage rides for $3 per person provided by the Carriage and Sleigh Association of Northwest Indiana will also be available! The carriages will be there…

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Fairy Gardening Class

May 20 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Taltree Classroom,
71 North 500 West
Valparaiso, IN 46385 United States
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Learn how to create your own fairy garden!

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Butterfly Walk with John Henry Drake and The Nature Conservancy

May 27 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Taltree Arboretum & Gardens,
450 West 100 North
Valparaiso, IN 46385 United States

With the prairie beginning to bloom, butterflies are sure to be out enjoying the flowers. Join John Henry Drake with The Nature Conservancy and learn more about these impressive pollinators. We’ll explore different species, life cycles and how you can bring butterflies to your home garden.   Members $5 Nonmembers $15 (includes admission) Instructor: John Henry Drake

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