Illinois Birds: A Century of Change...

Saturday, April 30, 2011 by

Saturday, April 30, 2011 – 1pm Dr. Jeff Walk, Director of Science for the Illinois Chapter of The Nature Conservancy recently published findings from the oldest bird survey in North America in the book, Illinois Birds: A Century of Change.  He earned his Ph.D. studying grassland birds and authored the recovery plan for greater prairie-chickens in Illinois. A book signing will follow his presentation. Members FREE / Public $5           Please feel free to pay for your event tickets via our PayPal account: Illinois Birds Ticket Prices: Members $0.00Public...

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Arbor Day Celebration

Friday, April 29, 2011 by

10am Join Conklin School students for a ceremonial tree planting to honor Arbor Day. Learn the history behind this very special day. Gather in front of Klehm for 10am program. Seating provided. FREE! Did you know that Arbor Day was founded in the United States in 1872?  ...

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Klehm Annual Meeting

Monday, April 25, 2011 by

5:30pm Learn about the exciting new projects underway at Klehm Arboretum & Botanic Garden. Meet the staff and board of directors. Learn why you should become a member of our Garden family. Light refreshments served. Please RSVP to (815) 965-8146. FREE!...

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Klehm Launches New Shuttle

Sunday, April 17, 2011 by

Please join Klehm Arboretum & Botanic Garden as we launch our new shuttle, The Klehm Express.   Wednesday, April 20th, 2011 – 10am   We hope you join us as we debut the new electric passenger shuttle, the Klehm Express, in our Fountain Garden. Admission is free.  Beginning in June, visitors will be able to tour the gardens in the comfort of a 10 passenger open-air shuttle. Tours are 30 minutes in length and include seasonal highlights of the gardens and Klehm’s unique tree collections. The shuttle was funded through a grant from the Stanley Smith Horticultural Foundation.   10:00am – Welcome, Introductions and Speeches 10:20am – Presentation of the Klehm Express 10:30am – Klehm Express Tours   Tours are available Friday – Monday afternoons beginning June 10. The cost for the tour is $3 per...

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Lotsa Hostas!

Saturday, April 16, 2011 by

Saturday, April 16, 2011 – 9am – 10:30am Dave Wanninger, chief horticulturalist at Beaver Creek Nursery will teach you the right cultural techniques to grow the finest hostas in your neighborhood. Many hostas require shade but some like some sun to perfect their coloration. You will also learn which plants are the best companions. Dave Wanninger is chief horticulturist at Beaver Creek Nursery, a wholesale nursery located northeast of Rockford, Illinois. Klehm’s Song Sparrow Farm is the retail mail order/internet sister company of Beaver Creek Nursery. Members $10/ Public $15 Please feel free to pay for your event tickets via our PayPal account: Lotsa Hostas! Ticket Prices: Members $10.00Public...

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Botanica Luncheon

Wednesday, April 13, 2011 by

10-11am  workshop, 11:30 social hour, 12 lunch & program Make plans with your floral friends to welcome spring at our annual garden luncheon at Forest Hills Country Club. This year’s speaker is renowned floral designer Tony Todesco, a National Garden Club designer and master flower show judge. Watch Tony create one of his floral masterpieces during the pre-luncheon workshop. $45 for the luncheon & program, additional $25 for...

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