Choose from Five Options
- $20 for a single membership (a $40 value)
- $35 for a dual membership (a $70 value)
- $50 for a family membership (a $100 value)
- $80 for an extended-family membership (a $175 value)
- $500 for a business membership (a $1,000 value)
Members receive unlimited admission to the arboretum's 360 acre oak preserve of prairies, wetlands, and gardens. Members also enjoy reciprocal membership at other North American arboretum and gardens locations, discounted gardening magazine subscriptions, and retail discounts at local garden stores. The family membership is for two adults and all of their children younger than 18, whereas the extended-family membership welcomes up to four adults, including grandparents.
A business membership confers perks on companies large and small. Member companies receive two passes that allow a staff member and up to five guests unlimited visits to the arboretum. They also get 20 one-time admission passes, five complimentary event passes, and additional benefits.
Taltree Arboretum & Gardens
More than 360 acres of oak-lined pathways, themed gardens, and natural amphitheaters beckon guests at Taltree Arboretum & Gardens. The varied gardens give guests a chance to explore landscapes from around the world, trekking from savanna wetlands to a monarch-butterfly waystation filled with milkweed and nectar flowers. Seven miniature steam engines snake through the intricate 1-acre Railway Garden, which comprises more than 3,000 feet of track that traverses varied terrain as well as replicas of real-world locations like Chicago and Michigan City, Indiana.
The staff at Taltree leads guests through these luscious surroundings on guided hikes that explore the grounds and illuminate scientific and botanical principles. From the rose garden to the animal habitats, the tour guides opine on the biology behind the specimens. Guests can even enjoy educational classes that teach a variety of subjects, such as painting, yoga, and science.
The layout was absolutely stunning! What they have done with tons of rocks is beautiful and the venue is enjoyable for all ages.Nancee R, TripAdvisor, 8/20/12
The arboretum, gardens and the train station & railway gardens are AMAZING! It is well worth your time & is of interest to the young and old alike.73Dianne73, TripAdvisor, 9/6/12