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July 31 Broadway at the Gardens: A Cabaret Night

Enjoy showtunes from artists hailing from Dunes Summer Theatre and big-named performers from Chicago! Guests are encouraged to bring their own chairs and blankets, although there will be chairs available for use. There will be a cash bar with wine and beer, too! Tickets are…

July 30 Broadway at the Gardens: A Cabaret Night

Enjoy showtunes from artists hailing from Dunes Summer Theatre and big-named performers from Chicago! Guests are encouraged to bring their own chairs and blankets, although there will be chairs available for use. There will be a cash bar with wine and beer, too! Tickets are…

Butterfly Bonanza

Learn how to help boost butterfly populations through hands-on science activities. Experience live butterflies up-close and see newly hatched monarchs released into a specially designed butterfly garden. Children can make and take free butterfly crafts. Presentation begins promptly at 2:00 p.m. Central. FREE ADMISSION

July 9 Music Under the Stars with Johnny V

Bring your own blanket or relax in our lawn chairs and enjoy live music under the Celebration Pavilion. There will be different food & beverage options each month. Kids can enjoy our ArcelorMittal Children’s Garden during the event. Tickets are $10/adult; children 12 & under…

Bug Safari

Interested in learning more about bugs? Join us for an afternoon of exploration of invertebrate life in various habitats of the Gardens from 2:00-4:00 p.m. on Sunday, June 13th. Free admission!

Paws & Pints

Walk for animals! Join us for “Paws & Pints” at the beautiful Friendship Botanic Gardens. It’s a wonderful place to walk your dog – and a hidden gem in Northwest Indiana. Your $10 admission includes a beer from Zorn Brewery and treats for your furry…

Annual Golf Outing at Briar Leaf Golf Club

The Gardens are continuing to grow with new garden areas, new events, new ideas, and more! We are so grateful for the outpouring love and support we've received from our volunteers, members, neighbors, and community, especially during these trying times. We are excited to bring…

Taste & Tunes with Johnny V: A Summer Concert Series

Enjoy live music under our Celebration Pavilion by local musician Johnny V. There will be food, beer, and wine available for purchase at this family friendly event. Ticket prices: Adults: $10 Ages 13-17: $2 12 and under: Free Tickets available for advanced purchase here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/september-taste-tunes-with-johnny-v-a-summer-concert-series-tickets-116466972851 Tickets will also be available for…