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May 2017

Fairy House Garden exhibit

May 1 - June 30
Taltree Arboretum & Gardens,
450 West 100 North
Valparaiso, IN 46385 United States

This trail of whimsical miniature gardens surrounds Heron Pond. Made from natural and recycle materials, each home is unique with a natural landscape to match its personality.

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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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Taltree Honors Memorial Day

May 29 @ 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Taltree Arboretum & Gardens,
450 West 100 North
Valparaiso, IN 46385 United States

Taltree Arboretum & Gardens will be honoring active military and veterans on Memorial Day by granting them free admission. Enjoy trails filled with Spring blooming plants and trees while viewing our Fairy House Garden exhibit around Heron Pond. Don't forget to stop by the Railway Garden to view the trains. We thank you for your service.

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June 2017

Yoga at the Pavilion

June 3 @ 8:15 am - 9:15 am
Taltree Arboretum & Gardens,
450 West 100 North
Valparaiso, IN 46385 United States

Yoga will be held at the pavilion. Enjoy the natural outdoor atmosphere while you experience relaxation and stress relief. Cost:  $5 for non-members free for members *Suggest $5 donation to the teacher

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Fairy Gardening Class

June 3 @ 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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Basics of Essential Oils

June 10 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Taltree Arboretum & Gardens,
450 West 100 North
Valparaiso, IN 46385 United States

Learn the basics about essential oils and using them for body fragrance. This make and take event will have you making and leaving with a lavender roll-on pulse point perfume and a list of tips to make your own items at home. Located in Taltree’s Classroom. Cost: Members $20/ Nonmembers $25

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Acorn Concert Series- The Steepwater Band & JJ & Dre

June 10 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Taltree Arboretum & Gardens,
450 West 100 North
Valparaiso, IN 46385 United States

The Steepwater Band and JJ & Dre Presented by HighTower Scannell Wealth Management and Thorgren Industries   Sharing shows with music legends such as Buddy Guy, Cheap Trick, and Heart The Steepwater Band headlines this outdoor rock and blues concert on Taltree's beautiful stage. Formed in 1998, The Steepwater Band favors British blues, Psychedelia, Americana, Jazz, and Rock & Roll. JJ & Dre, a Chicago Rock & Roll band with Midwest soul, will get the party started before headliner takes the stage. Listen to…

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