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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June 19 - 26:  Crown Point.  Nature Program for ages 6-12, Sauerman Woods Park,

June 19:  Griffith.  Feeding Summer Birds, presented by Master Gardener Donnee Smith, Griffith Branch Library,

June 19 - August 8:  Lake County.  Join the Illinois Butterfly Monitoring Network to monitor the health of butterfly populations in Northwest Indiana,

June 19 - August 31:  Lake Station.  Little Diggers - Kids Gardening Fun, daily, Bellaboo's,

June 19:  Munster.  A speaker from the Munster Garden Club will present a public gardening program, Munster Branch Library,

June 19 - 30:  Valparaiso.  Fairy House Garden Exhibit, Taltree Arboretum,

June 20:  Dyer.  Intro to the Dunes, presented by a park ranger from the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore, Dyer-Schererville Branch Library,

June 20 - September 26:  Hammond.  Weekly Dragonfly Hunts, Tuesdays, Gibson Woods,

June 20:  Hobart.  Build a Birdhouse, children who have completed grade K-6, Hobart Branch Library,

June 21 - October 26:  Hammond.  Workshops are offered for Scouting Badges on Wednesdays & Thursdays, Gibson Woods,

June 21:  Hobart.  Head in the Clouds, children ages 10 and under along with their families, Deep River County Park,

June 22:  Crown Point.  To Grow or Not to Grow Organically: That is the Question, Purdue Extension Program at the Extension Office, 219-755-3240, sign up at

June 22:  Dyer.  Trash to Treasure, school age (5-11), Dyer-Schererville Branch Library,

June 22 - 29:  Lake Station.  Soar into Summer with Challenger Learning Center, Thursdays, Bellaboo's,

June 22:  Merrillville.  Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore, grades K-5, Merrillville Branch Library,

June 23 & 24:  Munster.  Munster Garden Club Walk,

June 23 - September 8:  Porter.  Mount Baldy Guided Hike every Friday, Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore Visitor Center,

June 24:  Chesterton.  Indiana Dunes State Park has nature-related programs planned for children and adults,

June 24:  Dyer.  Shifting Sands Movie Screening, Dyer-Schererville Branch Library,

June 24 - September 23:  Hammond.  Dragonfly Hunts each 2nd and 4th Saturday monthly, Gibson Woods,

June 24:  Lowell.  Prepping for the Solar Eclipse, Conway Observatory at Buckley Homestead,,

June 24:  Valparaiso.  Porter County Garden Walk 'Garden of Heroes', sponsored by Porter County Master Gardeners,

June 24:  Valparaiso.  Summer Tree Walk, Taltree Arboretum,

June 25:  Michigan City.  Botanic Bug Safari, Friendship Botanic Gardens,

June 25:  Schererville.  "Garden Tea with a Bee", Butterfly Garden, 1 - 3 pm, Tri-Town Safety Village, call 219-755-3240 for info.

June 26:  St John.  A Better World: Plants & Dirt, school age (5-11), preschool (0-4), families, St John Branch Library,

June 28:  Hobart.  Meet the Miller, children ages 10 and under along with their families, Deep River County Park,

June 28:  Valparaiso.  Night Hike, Taltree Arboretum,

July 7 - 9:  Crown Point.  Annual Antique Tractor & Farm Show, Lake County Fair Grounds,

July 7, 14, 15, 21, 22:  Merrillville.  Eclipse: Dance of Shadow and Light, Merrillville Community Planetarium,

July 8:  Crown Point, Dyer, Lowell.  "A Day in the Gardens", Lake County Master Gardeners Association Garden Walk, tickets available June 1st at The Artful Garden, The Secret Shed, Elzinga Farm Market, Walt's Food Center, Niemeyer's Landscape, Century II Insurance,

July 9 - 15:  LaPorte.  LaPorte County Fair,

July 10 - 14:  Chesterton.  Nature-related day camp for ages 6 - 10, Indiana Dunes State Park,

July 10 - 15:  Kentland.  Newton County Pun'kin Vine Fair, Newton County Fairgrounds,

July 10 - October 9:  Lowell.  Farm & Nature Walk, 2nd Monday monthly, Buckley Homestead,

July 12:  Hobart.  Fire Safety, children 10 and under along with their families, Deep River County Park,

July 12, August 9:  Lake Station.  Wild Wednesdays with Moraine Ridge at Bellaboo's,,

July 13:  Hammond.  Indiana Orchids, presented by Master Gardener Sherry Kubiak, Hammond Public Library,

July 14:  Lake Station.  Wacky Water Field Day, Bellaboo's,

July 15 - 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,

July 15:  Chesterton.  20th Annual Sand Sculpture Contest, Indiana Dunes State Park,

July 15:  Chesterton.  Bark in the Park, Thomas Centennial Park, 

July 15:  Griffith.  Catfish Derby, Izaak Walton League, John Talarico at 708-926-5958 or 708-466-3357.

July 15 - November 18:  Hammond.  Monthly Family Nature Walks, 3rd Saturdays, Gibson Woods,

July 15:  Hobart.  Native Pollinators at Cressmoor Prairie Nature Preserve,

July 15, 16:  Hobart, Valparaiso.  Blueberry Madness Festival, Johnson's Farm Produce,

July 15 - 21:  Rensselaer.  Jasper County Fair,

July 15:  Valparaiso.  Nature Photography Workshop, Taltree Arboretum,

July 19:  Hobart.  Nature Made Art, children 10 and under along with their families, Deep River County Park,

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.

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Please contact us three weeks in advance to have your Indiana garden/nature related events posted here.

Revised:  June 19, 2017