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Taltree Arboretum & Gardens

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450 West 100 North
Valparaiso, IN 46385 United States

Upcoming Events

July 2017

Member Appreciation Picnic

July 23 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Taltree Members and their families are invited to this special picnic. Members who registered will enjoy a hot dog lunch provided by Valpo Viennas, yard games and guided tours of the arboretum. Be sure to also visit the Porter County Animal Shelter booth who will possibly have some adoptable dogs. Located in the depot area. The Crown Point Corvette Club and The Winamac Car Club will also be putting on a car show! Free for Members/Non-Members $10.  

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Night Hike

July 26 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Explore the arboretum after hours! What creatures will we hear or see in the night? How can they survive in the darkness? Join a Taltree Naturalist and find out! Free with admission.

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August 2017

Cinderella Ball II

August 4 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Back by popular demand! This princess themed dance features photos with a horse-drawn carriage, delicate hors d'oeuvres and dances sure to make your daughter feel like royalty! ADVANCE TICKET PURCHASE REQUIRED!  When: 6-8 p.m. Friday, August 4, 2017 Where: Taltree's outdoor pavilion Cost: $10 Adult Member/$5 Child Member $15 Adult Non-Member/$10 Child Non-Member  

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Acorn Concert Series- Joe Marcinek Band & Chester Brown

August 12 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Joe Marcinek Band and Chester Brown Presented by HighTower Scannell Wealth Management and Thorgren Industries   With original compositions and guest artists at each show, the Joe Marcinek Band's funky jazz style is sure to excite! Each show has a different interpretation and line-up. One of Taltree's favorite bands, Chester Brown will start the show. Featuring an array of covers and original compositions, Chester Brown thrives on improvisation. Listen to Chester Brown and the Joe Marcinek Band here! Cost: $15 for one concert…

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Wine and Roses

August 17 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Enjoy an evening of wine in our beautiful rose garden with a cash bar and light appetizers served, while enjoying provided live music by Ryan Frahm and friends. Cost: $20 for nonmembers $15 for members

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Shade Gardening Class

August 19 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Beyond Hosta, Begonia and Impatiens! Participants will get an introduction into diverse techniques in shade gardening. Located in Taltree’s Classroom. For more information regarding the class, email EKapitan@taltree.org Cost: $10 for members/ $15 for nonmembers  

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Member Appreciation Event: Wine in the Garden

August 24 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Enjoy the serene setting of Taltree’s pavilion garden with light hors d ‘oeuvres, a cash bar, and a special musical performance by Stevie Swing, performing the American Trilogy (Elvis, Sinatra, Neil Diamond). Ages 21+ only. Located in the pavilion.       Cost: Free for members/ $15 for nonmembers

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September 2017

Acorn Concert Series- Mr. Blotto & The Planetary Blues Band

September 2 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Mr. Blotto and The Planetary Blues Band Presented by  Thorgren Industries and Fifth Third Bank  A returning favorite to Taltree's stage, Mr. Blotto is a jam band that blends rock, folk, and country. Drawing inspiration from artists such as Grateful Dead, Bob Marley, and Bob Dylan, this band is sure to have you out of your seat. Opening the show is The Planetary Blues Band who get their inspiration from the blues, taking influence from a wide range of musical styles and melding…

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Wine in the Railway

September 7 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

While the trains run in our winsome railway garden, enjoy an evening of wine, a cash bar, light appetizers and the sound of local band Vintage Postcard! Cost: $20 for nonmembers $15 for members

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Acorn Concert Series- Carl Weathersby & The Corey Dennison Band

September 16 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Carl Weathersby and The Corey Dennison Band (REUNITED) Presented by Bank of America Merrill Lynch and Thorgren Industries As one of Albert King's former rhythm guitarist, Carl Weathersby mixes Southern charm, soulful vocals, and fierce guitar-playing. This is one powerful blues performer. Corey Dennison was mentored by and played with Weathersby for 12 years. Since its inception in 2013, The Corey Dennison Band has debuted their soulful blues sound at Buddy Guy's Legend, Rosa's, and Leroy's Hot Stuff. This reunion is not to…

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Raised Bed Gardening Class

September 23 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Participants will learn why a raised bed is a great way to garden. Leave with plans for construction, material lists, and associated costs of starting your own garden. Located in Taltree’s Classroom. For questions regarding more information, email EKapitan@taltree.org Cost: $10 for members/ $15 for nonmembers  

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Chickens of Taltree

September 30 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Learn about the variety of chickens that call Taltree home. Located in the Children’s Adventure Garden. Free with admission.  

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