Taltree Arboretum & Gardens Offers Spring Hikes and Classes

2013-03-25T17:32:00Z Taltree Arboretum & Gardens Offers Spring Hikes and ClassesContributed by Jean Starr nwitimes.com
March 25, 2013 5:32 pm  • 

VALPARAISO | Taltree’s hikes classes are just the ticket to get you ready for summer. Participants must pre-register and pre-pay for classes. Unless otherwise noted, classes will take place in Taltree’s classroom, 71 North 500 West, Valparaiso, IN. For more information, call 219-462-0025 or visit www.taltree.org.

April 27: Arbor Day Family Tree Planting 10:30am – 12:30 pm OR 1 – 3 pm

Come out to Taltree with your families and plant trees with our certified arborist, Matt McBain. Learn about the types of trees you are planting, what trees work best where, and go home with a tree to plant at you house! Tree planting is free with entrance fee. Participants should meet in the Taltree parking lot, 450 West 100 North, Valparaiso.

April 27: Divide and Conquer: Making More Plants with Perennials 10:30am – 12 pm

Whether your summer and fall-blooming perennials didn’t bloom like they used to or they’ve staged a coup on your house, it’s important to know how to divide them. This hands-on workshop will turn participants into plant-splitting pros. Jean Starr, of Chicagoland Gardening Magazine will offer tips and techniques for digging, dividing and re-planting perennials like Hosta, Heuchera, mums, asters and more. Cost is $25 for members/$35 non-members.

May 4: Spring Wildflower Hike 10:30am – 12 pm

Come out with your families to hike Owl Trail, where Taltree's wildflowers are at their best. Experienced naturalist, Maddie Grimm will guide you through how to identify wildflowers, and tell you what you can expect in the spring months! Cost is free for members/$5 for non-members. Participants should meet in the Taltree parking lot, 450 West 100 North, Valparaiso.

May 18: Hoosier Riverwatch 9am – 4 pm

Participants will learn about citizen science water monitoring, in addition to learning how to teach Hoosier Riverwatch to students K-12, get involved in water management in the community. This class is free for Taltree Docents and Taltree Members/$15 for community members. Participants should meet in the Taltree parking lot, 450 West 100 North, Valparaiso.

Taltree Arboretum & Gardens, a 501(c)3 public charity, offers over 360 acres of formal gardens, preserved woodlands, savanna, wetlands, and prairie, with nearly four miles of hiking trails. Themed displays include the Hitz Family Rose Garden, Native Plant Garden, Oak Islands, and the Taltree Railway Garden. Taltree is located just south of U.S. 30 between Merrillville and Valparaiso, IN. For more information, visit http://www.taltree.org/, e-mail info@taltree.org or call (219) 462-0025.

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