Q: How do I purchase or renew a Taltree Membership?
You have 4 options:
- Purchase online by credit card.
- Purchase by phone with a credit card at 219-462-0025 (Monday-Friday)
- Purchase in person at the Taltree Store, open 7 days a week from 10am-4pm (March), 8am-7pm (April-Oct), 10am-4pm (Oct-Dec)
- Mail completed membership form and check to: Taltree Arboretum & Gardens, 71 N 500 W, Valparaiso, IN 46385.
Q: When will I receive my membership card?
Your membership packet will be mailed to you within 7 business days of joining or renewing. Until you receive your packet, you may show a photo id at the gatehouse to gain admission.
Q: I have lost my membership card; what should I do?
Contact the Taltree Office at 219-462-0025 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org to request a replacement. You should receive your new card within 7 business days by mail. While waiting for your new card, you may visit the Arboretum by showing your photo ID at the gatehouse.
Q: Is the Railway Garden and Children’s Garden included in my membership?
Yes, these exhibits are included with all levels of membership.
Q: Must a Family Membership have two names listed?
Only those adults named on the membership card may utilize the membership benefits and receive free admission. A Family Membership can have up to two adults names listed and an Extended Family Membership can have up to four adult names listed.
Q: At what age do children need to be included on a Membership?
Memberships at the Family level and above include children ages 5-17.
Q: What is the benefit of purchasing an Extended Family Membership?
The Extended Family Membership includes children and grandchildren. This level also includes 4 one-day admission passes for additional family and friends.
Q: Does the member need to be present when using guest passes?
No, guests may come on their own using member guest passes.
Q: May I visit other gardens with my Taltree membership?
Yes! Taltree Arboretum & Gardens is a member of the American Horticultural Society’s Reciprocal Admission Program. Your Garden membership offers benefits at over 250 gardens, arboreta and conservatories nationwide! For a list of participating venues and the benefits they offer, please visit www.ahs.org. To redeem your benefits, present your current membership card to that garden.
Q: I would like to request a Membership donation for an auction. Who should I contact?
Taltree strives to take an active role in supporting the community. However, as a non-profit, we are not always able to offer free memberships. Please issue a request in writing to email@example.com or mail request to: Taltree Arboretum & Gardens, 71 N 500 W, Valparaiso, IN 46385.