preserves

Friendship Botanic Gardens
2055 E US Highway 12

OPEN May through October Wednesday through Sunday from 10am-6pm Central Time. Wednesdays are half-price admission.

Admission: $8. Ages 12 and under are free. Wedding Tours Year-Round.

Members have access to grounds year round from dawn to dusk!

219.878.9885
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Taltree Arboretum & Gardens
450 West 100 North, Valparaiso IN

Taltree Arboretum & Gardens is a dog-friendly oak preserve of formal gardens, woodlands, wetlands and prairies that offers a variety of events, classes and exhibits year-round.

Located approximately 25 miles from the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore and 60 miles southeast of Chicago in Valparaiso, Indiana, Taltree offers beautiful vistas, quiet corners and hiking trails to escape into its diverse landscape.

Hours and cost of admission can be found here.

Taltree.org
219.462.0025
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Welcome to Dig the Dunes!

Dig the Dunes uncovers all the secrets of the dunes! From trails and beaches, to people, places, events and even the history and geology. Visit our page frequently for fun facts and new adventures for you to embark upon!

We offer lots of classes like beach glass art, jewelry making, wine and canvas, hikes, comedy shows and more!

Questions or ideas? email us at info@digthedunes.com