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Gardens to Visit in Indiana

If you're growing weary of caring for your own garden, or you just want to be inspired with new ideas, why not plan a visit to a botanical garden or arboretum?

Indiana has a number of public gardens where you can learn new plants, as well as how to grow them. Botanical gardens and arboreta are essentially living museums with plants as the exhibits. Public gardens can be abundant sources of information about plants that can be grown in your area. Many public gardens have lecture series, tours and other special events.

The following list of selected gardens includes some of the larger public collections in Indiana. Hours of operation will vary, so it is wise to call ahead and find out the specific hours for the particular site.

Christy Woods
Ball State University
200 W. University Ave
Muncie IN 47306
(765) 285-8838

Clegg Botanical Gardens
1782 North 400 East
Lafayette IN 47905
(765) 423-1325

Deming Park Holly Arboretum
500 S. Fruitridge Avenue (corner of Fruitridge & Poplar Streets)
Terre Haute, IN
(812) 232-2727


Foellinger-Freimann Conservatory
1100 S. Calhoun St
Fort Wayne IN 46802
(260) 427-1267

Garfield Park Conservatory
2450 S. Shelby St.
Indianapolis IN 46203
(317) 327-7184

Hayes Regional Arboretum
801 Elks Rd
Richmond IN 47374
(765) 962-3745

Hilltop Garden & Nature Center
Indiana University
2367 E 10th Street
Bloomington IN 47401
(812) 855-8808


Holcomb Botanical Garden
Butler University
4600 Sunset Ave
Indianapolis IN 46208
(317) 283-9413

Huntington College Arboretum
2303 College Ave
Huntington IN 46750
(260) 356-6000, ext. 2001

Indianapolis Museum of Art
4000 Michigan Rd.
Indianapolis IN 46208-4196
(317) 923-1331

International Friendship Gardens
P. O. Box 8834
Michigan City, IN 46361
(219) 878-9885

Oakhurst Gardens
Minnetrista Cultural Center & Oakhurst Gardens
1200 N. Minnetrista Parkway
Muncie IN 47303
(800) 4-CULTURE

Purdue Extension Allen County Display Gardens
4001 Crescent Ave
Fort Wayne, Indiana 46815
16 garden themes including: new variety trials, rain garden,
children’s teaching garden, rooftop garden, and Shakespeare garden.
kemeryr@exchange.purdue.edu, phone: 260/481-6826
www.ces.purdue.edu/Allen/ (click on Consumer Horticulture link)

Purdue University Horticulture Gardens
Dept. of Horticulture and Landscape Architecture
625 Agriculture Mall Drive
West Lafayette, IN 47906-2010
(765) 494-1296

Taltree Arboretum and Gardens
71 N 500 W (enter on 100 N)
Valparaiso, IN 46385
(219) 462-0025

Wellfield Botanic Gardens
1011 N. Main St.
Elkhart, IN 46514

White River Gardens
Indianapolis Zoo
1200 W. Washington St.
Indianapolis, IN 46222




Site last updated: 9 January 2013

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