Thank You Garden Friends

Wednesday, December 21, 2011 by

  Annual Fund Broad in scope, the Annual Fund is critical to the Garden’s ability to present outstanding floral displays, care for the specimens in our renowned tree collections, develop education programs, and maintain the facilities. Your gift can be felt by all areas of the Garden and ensures that the Garden remains an inspiring gathering place for the community.  Here are some of the projects that your contribution will support: In spring 2012 we are launching a multi-year plan to rejuvenate our existing gardens. More flowers and stunning seasonal displays will provide ample inspiration for frequent Garden visits. New interpretive signage throughout the Garden will assist visitors in their exploration of Klehm’s unique tree collections. More horticultural programming on plant selection, garden design, trends and tips for gardeners at all levels. Many thoughtful...

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Winter at Klehm

Tuesday, November 1, 2011 by

November 1, 2011 – March 31, 2012 Open Tuesday – Saturday 9am to 4pm   During the winter season Klehm does not offer riding tours. However, we invite our visitors to enjoy self-guided walking tours, cross-country skiing and snowshoeing. Our paved paths are plowed and accessible to all visitors. The Klehm Express will be returning in Spring, and groups can get scheduled today for their 2012 tours.  ...

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Special 5th Ward Meeting Held At Klehm...

Thursday, October 27, 2011 by

This is not a Klehm Arboretum event, but we would like our members to know about this special meeting. South Main Street Revitalization Strategy Please join Alderman Hervey, City staff and a team of consultants from both the Lakota Group and Belmont Sayre, at a special 5th Ward meeting to present the final draft of the South Main Revitalization Strategy, as well as preliminary design concepts for the Barber-Colman complex.  The meeting will be held at Klehm Arboretum on Thursday, October 27th at 6:00pm. Over the past year the South Main community has participated in many meetings and discussions on the future of the South Main Corridor.  We invite all of you to come see the results of your hard work and input.  With the Morgan Street project just beginning and the South Main...

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Klehm Volunteer Recognition Dinner...

Wednesday, October 26, 2011 by

5:00pm – 7:00pm Klehm invites all volunteers to celebrate another successful gardening season with a dinner, awards and a short program to honor their efforts.  The support and contributions made by volunteers make Klehm a success.  The evening will feature guest speaker, Roy Klehm. FREE for all Klehm volunteers.  Invitations will be sent in the Fall. Thank you, to our many...

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Group Hug for a Tree

Friday, October 21, 2011 by

Group Hug for a Tree – Press Photo Opportunity Friday, October 21, 2011 10am Where: On Alpine Road in front of First Church of Christ, Scientist, 4555 N Spring Creek Rd. (Park in the church lot off Spring Creek Rd.)   To show their love for community trees, students of Montessori Private Academy will embrace a huge, ancient bur oak in a warm ‘group hug’. The tree, at the intersection of Alpine and Spring Creek Rd is a community landmark. The ‘hug’ is part of the launch of Klehm Arboretum & Botanic Garden’s new Community Trees Advocate Program which will help advocate for trees and encourage tree planting and care. Klehm Board President John Richards says, “While we have tree treasures throughout our community, this particular oak was here long before Rockford was.” Students will...

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Community Trees Program in the News...

Thursday, October 20, 2011 by

13 News WREX attended this past Wednesday’s press conference launching our new Community Trees Program.  If you missed their coverage use this link to watch the video. The goal of the new Community Trees Program (CTP) is to share a vision of a sustainable community sheltered by a vibrant canopy of diverse, enduring trees to enhance the quality of life in the Rockford region. The CTP will fully assess the urban forestry needs and opportunities in our area and develop a strategic plan – aiming for a busy spring in 2012. We will rally allies and partners to help educate residents of all ages and to join in planting and caring for trees. Together, we will join forces to attain a vibrant community forest.  ...

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