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An Experience Designed by Nature

Northwest Indiana’s premiere outdoor venue for weddings, corporate retreats, live events, or just a quick escape from the chaos of modern life.

Upcoming Community Events

Johnny V Harvest Moon Show

Johnny V Harvest Moon Show

Johnny V returns for his Harvest Moon show on Friday, September 23rd at 7 p.m.! Doors open at 6 p.m. Music begins at 7 p.m. Tickets are $20/person; children ages 12 and under are free. Tickets may also be purchased at the door, cash or card.

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Opera in the Gardens

Opera in the Gardens

Join us for an enchanting afternoon of musical talent at the 16th annual Opera in the Gardens at Friendship Botanic Gardens on Sunday, August 28th from 4-6PM. Doors open at 3 PM.

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COUNTLESS WAYS TO EXPERIENCE NATURE ALONE OR WITH FRIENDS

Children's Garden

Exercise your child’s body and mind

Walking Trails

More than 3 miles of paved trails

Furry Friends

Bring your pet along for a walk

Fishing

Snag trout or salmon in Trail Creek

Cross Country Skiing

Miles of snowy paved trails

Birdwatching

The Gardens…it’s for the birds (too)

The wedding you’ve been dreaming about

 

With over 100 acres of landscaped and wooded areas for you and your guests to enjoy, weddings at The Gardens are truly magical.

Our wedding professionals take care of all of the details so you can focus on creating lasting memories.

Open to the public May 1st through October 31st

Hours

Tuesday – Sunday: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM CDT

Monday: Closed to the public

Open weekends in November 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM CDT on days above 45° with no precipitation

The place for outdoor gatherings

 

Whether you’re interested in hosting your own private event or joining us for one of our highly regarded community events, The Gardens is Northwest Indiana’s destination for gatherings inspired by nature.

What People Are Saying

Rick Munday
Rick Munday
2022-08-11
Jim Hindall
Jim Hindall
2022-08-11
Beautiful, peaceful
Zoli Benkő
Zoli Benkő
2022-08-11
Tarah Oglesby
Tarah Oglesby
2022-08-07
So beautiful. Lots of places to sit and take in the sights. It was about to rain while I was there so I had the entire garden to myself. Very peaceful place to visit 💕
Kelly Murray
Kelly Murray
2022-08-03
Vicky Lewis
Vicky Lewis
2022-08-02
This was such a surprise. Beautiful lovely walk on a very hot day. Much cooler because of the trees. Highly recommend the quiet peaceful walk. They even have a beautiful area for an outdoor wedding or party.
Stubb Whistlejacket
Stubb Whistlejacket
2022-07-31
Harold Lewis Jr.
Harold Lewis Jr.
2022-07-22
All I have is 4 words, A VERY BEAUTIFUL PLACE!
Ben Skolnik
Ben Skolnik
2022-07-21
Lovely walks with very few people.
Steven “ItscalledtheSearsTower” Cortes
Steven “ItscalledtheSearsTower” Cortes
2022-07-20

Corporate Sponsors

We’re honored to receive support from our generous friends in the local business community!

Arcelor Mittal

The Barker Welfare Foundation

Dekker Vacuum Technologies

Fifth Third Bank

Healthcare Foundation of La Porte

Horizon Bank

Marquis Electrical Supply

Michigan City, Indiana

NIPSCO

Rowley & Company LLP

Exclusive Access for Members

 

Members of The Gardens take advantage of unlimited year-round admission, World-class trout and salmon fishing on Trail Creek, discounts to over 200 American Horticultural Society Gardens, and much more.

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