Indiana club meetings and farmers' markets are listed on page 2.

Although this Friendship Gardens is a private suburban garden, unavailable to the public, there are many other garden and nature related places to visit in Indiana.

Indiana Events:

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September 18 - December 31:  Medaryville.  Greater Sandhill Cranes Fall Migration, Jasper-Pulaski State Fish & Wildlife Area,

September 19 - 26:  Hammond.  Weekly Dragonfly Hunts, Tuesdays, Gibson Woods,

September 19:  Merrillville.  Two and three year olds will learn about monkeys, Merrillville Branch Library,

September 19:  Shelby.  Children will collect fall items outside to create a glitter jar, Shelby Branch Library,

September 20 - October 11:  Hammond.  Weekly Bird Hikes, Wednesdays, Gibson Woods,

September 20 - October 26:  Hammond.  Workshops are offered for Scouting Badges on Wednesdays & Thursdays, Gibson Woods,

September 20:  Valparaiso.  Prairie Ethnobotany Class, Taltree Arboretum,

September 21:  Beverly Shores.  Fall Colors Hike, Dune Ridge Trail,

September 21 - February 15:  Hammond.  Birding Northwest Indiana, 1st & 3rd Thursday monthly, Gibson Woods,

September 21:  Highland.  Indiana Orchids, presented by Master Gardener Sherry Kubiak, Highland Branch Library,

September 21:  Valparaiso.  Invasive Removal Day, Taltree Arboretum,

September 22 - October 27:  Highland.  Field Day at the Farm, Fridays and Saturdays, Scheeringa Farms,

September 22 - 24:  Valparaiso.  Northern Indiana Historical Power Association Annual Fall Harvest Festival,

September 22 - 24:  Wanatah.  Scarecrow Festival,

September 23:  Crown Point, Gary, LaPorte, Valparaiso.  Farm Hop,

September 23:  Hammond.  Dragonfly Hunt, Gibson Woods,

September 23:  Michigan City.  Bog Gone Wild, Pinhook Bog,

September 23:  Muncie.  Delaware County Master Gardener's 2nd Annual "Growing Through Gardening", Southside Church of the Nazarene,

September 23:  Noblesville.  Creating Nature in the Burbs, presented by the Hamilton County Master Gardener Association, Hamilton County Fairgrounds, see flyer.

September 23:  Valparaiso.  Catch & Release Fishing, Taltree Arboretum,

September 23:  Valparaiso.  Raised Bed Gardening Class, Taltree Arboretum,

September 24:  LaPorte.  LaPorte Chain of Lakes Paddle, Stone Lake Beach,

September 25:  Schneider.  Children will collect fall items outside to create a glitter jar, Schneider Branch Library,

September 26:  Merrillville.  Two and three year olds will learn about elephants, Merrillville Branch Library,

September 26:  Schneider.  Children will make a scarecrow magnet, Schneider Branch Library,

September 26:  Shelby.  Children will read a story about Johnny Appleseed and make a craft, Shelby Branch Library,

September 27:  Crown Point.  Purdue Extension Program "Companion Planting", Extension Office, see flyer.

September 28:  Lake Station.  Elephant and Piggie Party for school age children 5-11, Lake Station-New Chicago Branch Library,

September 29 - October 1:  Westville.  Westville Pumpkin Festival,

September 30:  Dune Acres.  Stewardship Program - National Public Lands Day,

September 30:  Valparaiso.  Chickens of Taltree, Taltree Arboretum,

October 1, 22, 29:  Porter.  Dune Buggy Bus Tours, Indiana Dunes Visitor Center,

October 1 - 10:  Valparaiso.  Trail of Scarecrows, Taltree Arboretum,

October 1 - 28:  Valparaiso.  Bulb Sales, each Saturday & Sunday, Taltree Arboretum,

October 6, 13, 14, 20, 21:  Merrillville.  Dawn of the Space Age, Merrillville Community Planetarium, Clifford Pierce Middle School,

October 6 - 8:  Porter.  Outdoor Adventure Festival, Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore,

October 7:  Danville.  Adventures in Gardening Seminar, hosted by the Hendricks County Master Gardeners, Hendricks County 4-H Fairgrounds,

October 7:  Gary.  Playdate in the Nature Play Zone, Paul H Douglas Center for Environmental Education,

October 7:  Munster.  Pumpkins, Witches & Hayrides; Centennial Park,

October 7 - 28:  Valparaiso.  Hay Ride, each Saturday, Taltree Arboretum,

October 9:  Lowell.  Farm & Nature Walk, Buckley Homestead,

October 10:  Crown Point.  Insect and Disease Problems of Evergreens, Lake County Master Gardener Association Education Program, Extension Office, 219-755-3240, sign up at

October 12:  Hammond.  The Gardens of France, presented by Master Gardener Carole Kutcka, Hammond Public Library,

October 13:  Hammond.  Fall Color Walk, Gibson Woods,

October 13, 27:  Valparaiso.  Group Bonfire & Night Hike, Taltree Arboretum,

October 15:  English Lake.  Kankakee River Sandhill Crane Paddle,

October 21 - December 16:  Beverly Shores.  Stargazing with members from the Chicago Astronomical Society, Michiana Astronomical Society, and Calumet Astronomical Society at the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore's Kemil Beach parking lot, 3rd Saturday monthly,

October 21 - November 18:  Hammond.  Monthly Family Nature Walks, 3rd Saturdays, Gibson Woods,

Please continue to page 2 for links with additional events, club meetings, farmers' markets, and other garden and nature related places to visit in Indiana.

This page is updated weekly. >>Indiana Events Page 2
Please contact us three weeks in advance to have your Indiana garden/nature related events posted here.

Revised:  September 18, 2017