Best Public Garden, Outdoor Exhibition

2013-05-19T00:00:00Z Best Public Garden, Outdoor Exhibition nwitimes.com
May 19, 2013 12:00 am

Taltree Arboretum & Gardens

450 West 100 North

Valparaiso, Ind.

219.462.0025

www.taltree.org

Taltree Arboretum & Gardens is a remarkable asset to the Northwest Indiana region. Sitting on top of the Valparaiso moraine, Taltree boasts 360 acres of woody plant collections, formal gardens, wetlands, woodlands, and prairies. Numerous species of mammals, birds, insects, invertebrates, and amphibians have come to call Taltree home.

Alexis Faust, president and CEO says, “Our Railway Garden is one of the largest, most complex, and beautiful in the country. This year we have a dozen new engines that are made here in Indiana that the kids can’t wait to see beginning this spring. We have one of the most beautiful and historically accurate restored tall grass prairies and we have bluebirds nesting. Our trumpeter swans are nesting here and they are endangered in Indiana. We have great exhibits coming this spring including a fairy garden, our children’s garden, a new music garden, and there is a wonderful concert series, so there is always something going on.”

SECOND PLACE

Shrine of Christ's Passion

10630 Wicker Ave.

St. John, Ind.

(219) 365-5129

shrineofchristspassion.org

THIRD PLACE

Morton Arboretum

4100 Illinois Route 53

Lisle, Ill.

630.968.0074

mortonarb.org

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