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Gardening in Northwest Indiana

Visiting public gardens like ours is a great way to get inspired about your own landscape. If you live in the Midwest, it’s very likely we share your climate. If you live in the Chicagoland-Northwest Indiana region, we definitely share the same climate and plant resources and potentially the same rainfall and soil type.

Many of our plants were chosen for ease of care and hardiness against the elements – temperate climate, changing soil conditions and invaders – animals, insects, disease and non-native plants.

Our garden styles range from formal, the Hitz Family Rose Garden, and intricate, the Railway Garden, to casual and simple, the Native Plant Garden.

If you have a gardening question or a plant problem just ask and we’ll try to help diagnostic it.

HORTICULTURIST Q&A

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