Indiana

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.  Please visit Budding Gardener Events for Indiana events relating primarily to children.

Indiana Events:

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May 25, 30, 31, June 6:  Anderson.  Mounds State Park has nature-related programs planned for adults and children, www.in.gov/dnr/parklake/files/sp-mounds_may.pdf

May 25, 30, 31:  Chesterton.  Indiana Dunes State Park has nature-related programs planned for adults and children, www.in.gov/dnr/parklake/files/sp-Dunes_May.pdf

May 25 - August 8:  Lake County.  Join the Illinois Butterfly Monitoring Network to monitor the health of butterfly populations in Northwest Indiana, www.bfly.org

May 25 - June 1:  Statewide.  Get your camera ready and keep an eye out for nesting birds, http://nestwatch.org

May 25 - August 31:  Statewide.  Join the hunt for bees with the Great Sunflower Project, www.greatsunflower.org

May 25 - September 30:  Statewide.  Register to become a Citizen Scientist at Project BudBurst, http://budburst.org/

May 25 - 30:  Valparaiso.  Fairy House Garden Exhibit, Taltree Arboretum, www.southshorecva.com/events

May 29 - June 26:  Beverly Shores.  Campground Program, every Friday, Dunewood Campground, www.nps.gov/indu/planyourvisit/events.htm

May 30, June 6, 13, July 18, August 8:  Beverly Shores.  Beginning Birding, Great Marsh Trail, www.nps.gov/indu/planyourvisit/events.htm

May 30, June 21:  Gary Miller.  Kayaking the Dunes Lagoons, Marquette Park Lagoons, www.nps.gov/indu/planyourvisit/events.htm

May 30 - December 26:  Gary Miller.  Open House at Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore's Douglas Center, Saturdays, www.southshorecva.com/events

May 30 - September 12:  Michigan City.  Pinhook Bog Open House, every Saturday, Pinhook Bog, www.nps.gov/indu/planyourvisit/events.htm

May 30, June 27:  Portage.  Sunset Hike, Portage Lakefront and Riverwalk, www.nps.gov/indu/planyourvisit/events.htm

May 30:  Valparaiso.  Wildlife & Nature Awareness, Taltree Arboretum, www.taltree.org

May 31 - August 23:  Gary Miller.  Miller Woods Hike, every Sunday, Paul H. Douglas Center for Environmental Education, www.nps.gov/indu/planyourvisit/events.htm

May 31 - September 6:  Michigan City.  Bike Ride with a Ranger, every Sunday, Dunewood Campground, www.nps.gov/indu/planyourvisit/events.htm

June 3 - September 2:  Michigan City.  Central Beach Sunset Hike, every Wednesday, Central Beach, www.nps.gov/indu/planyourvisit/events.htm

June 3, 10:  Valparaiso.  Night Hike, Taltree Arboretum, www.taltree.org

June 4 - 6:  Evansville.  Purdue Master Gardener State Conference, www.swimga.org/2015-master-gardener-conference-june-4-6-2015/

June 5, July 3, August 7:  Gary Miller.  First Friday Night Hike and Beach Campfire, Paul H. Douglas Center for Environmental Education, www.nps.gov/indu/planyourvisit/events.htm

June 5 - September 4:  Porter.  Mount Baldy Guided Hike, Fridays, meet at the Visitor Center, www.nps.gov/indu/planyourvisit/events.htm

June 6:  Hammond.  "Nature Inspired Crafts", presented by Edie Bukwa at the Wild Ones meeting, Gibson Woods, www.lakecountyparks.com

June 6:  Hammond.  Sail-A-Way Open House, Hammond Marina, www.southshorecva.com/events

June 6:  Michigan City.  Sunset Stroll at Central Avenue Beach, www.nps.gov/indu/planyourvisit/events.htm

June 6:  Valparaiso.  Bugs and Butterflies Hike, Taltree Arboretum, www.taltree.org

June 7:  Lowell.  Sheep Shearing "From Sheep to Sweater", Buckley Homestead, www.lakecountyparks.com

June 7, 21, July 5, 19, August 2, 16, 30, September 6:  Porter.  Mount Baldy Guided Hike, meet at the Indiana Dunes Visitor Center, www.nps.gov/indu/planyourvisit/events.htm

June 7:  Valparaiso.  Summer Oil Painting in Nature, Taltree Arboretum, www.taltree.org

June 8:  St John.  Shade Gardening, presented by Master Gardener Darryl Dorton, St John Branch Library, http://lakecountymastergardeners.com

June 10:  Munster.  Veggies & Herb Gardening - Bringing it to the Table, presented by Master Gardener Victoria Jostes, Munster Branch Library, http://lakecountymastergardeners.com

June 13:  Chesterton.  Get Outdoors Day Open House, Dunes Learning Center, www.duneslearningcenter.org/events/

June 13:  Fair Oaks.  Dog-A-Palooza, Fair Oaks Farm Adventure Center, www.southshorecva.com/events

June 13, July 18:  Gary Miller.  Artful Landscapes of Miller Woods, Douglas Center for Environmental Education, www.nps.gov/indu/planyourvisit/events.htm

June 13:  Hammond.  One World, One Sky, Challenger Learning Center on the Campus of Purdue University Calumet, www.clcnwi.com/programs/cosmic-events-for-families/

June 13:  Lowell.  Fairy Garden Brunch with Tinkerbell & Workshop, The Gardens at Niemeyers, www.niemeyerstone.com

June 13:  Lowell.  Garden Tour with Wayne, The Gardens at Niemeyers, www.niemeyerstone.com

June 13:  Portage.  Kayak Fishing with a Ranger, Portage Lakefront and Riverwalk, www.nps.gov/indu/planyourvisit/events.htm

June 13, July 11:  Porter.  Campfire on the Beach, Kemil Beach, www.nps.gov/indu/planyourvisit/events.htm

June 16:  Griffith.  Container Gardening, presented by Master Gardener Joy McCullough, Griffith Branch Library, www.lcplin.org

June 16 - July 21 or August 15 - September 26:  Schererville.  The Lake County Master Gardeners Association presents Family Gardens for your Table, Tri-Town Safety Village, www.lakecountymastergardeners.com

June 18:  Highland.  Adding a Water Garden or Pond, presented by Master Gardener Debbie Doerr, Highland Branch Library, www.lcplin.org

June 18 - September 3:  Porter.  Learn to Kayak, every Thursday, Kemil Beach to Dunbar Beach, www.nps.gov/indu/planyourvisit/events.htm

June 19 - 21:  North Judson.  Mint Festival, Lane St and N Judson Park, 219-395-6504, www.indianafestivals.org

June 20:  Lowell.  Tour the Night Sky, Conway Observatory, www.casonline.org, www.lakecountyparks.com

June 20, 27, July 4, 11, 25:  Porter.  Learn to Kayak, Dunbar Beach to Kemil Beach, www.nps.gov/indu/planyourvisit/events.htm

June 20:  Michigan City.  Stewardship Day - Kicking out the Invasives, Central Beach, www.nps.gov/indu/planyourvisit/events.htm

June 20:  Portage.  Nocturnal Insects Hike at John Merle Coulter Nature Preserve, www.heinzetrust.org/hike-program.html

June 24:  Hammond.  From Trash to Treasure, Gibson Woods, www.lakecountyparks.com

June 27:  Gary Miller.  Stewardship Days, Paul H. Douglas Center for Environmental Education, www.nps.gov/indu/planyourvisit/events.htm

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

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Revised:  May 25, 2015