Memorial Day Free Admission for Veterans...

Monday, May 28, 2012 by

Monday, May 28, 2012 9am-4pm Free Admission for Veterans & Their Families   To honor our servicemen and women, all veterans and their families receive free admission to Klehm Arboretum on Memorial Day. Please provide proof of service.  Warm weather means you’ll find many spring and summer flowers in bloom now. Thank you for serving our...

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Geriatric Tree Care

Thursday, May 24, 2012 by

Caring for Trees: Session 4 of 4 Thursday, May 24, 2012 6:30pm – 8:30pm The most mature and magnificent trees in the landscape demand special care.  Like us, older trees go through changes and become frail.  More than just tree health, the owner of a mature tree needs to monitor and manage structural stability.  This class will use indoor presentation and outdoor study to help you understand tree architecture, decay and the arboricultural aging process. You will learn when it is time to say ‘good bye’ to old friends and ways to salvage lumber for legacy. Individual class $15 / $12 Klehm members   Session 4 – Geriatric Tree Care: Members $12.00 USDPublic $15.00...

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The Care and Feeding of Trees

Thursday, May 17, 2012 by

Caring for Trees: Session 3 of 4 Thursday, May 17, 2012 6:30pm – 8:30pm This class will teach you how to care for the established trees in your landscape.  Do trees need to be ‘fed’?  When should you have your tree prunes?  What do the cracks in the trunk mean?  Learn how to assess the health of your trees and to watch for serious pests or problems.  This class will use both indoor presentation and outdoor study to help you understand how a tree grows and how you can help keep it healthy.  Learn more about series.   Individual class $15 / $12 Klehm members Session 3 – Care/Feeding of Trees: Members $12.00 USDPublic $15.00...

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What is Garden Fair?

Thursday, May 17, 2012 by

A Rockford Tradition for nearly two decades The largest outdoor garden market place for this region The place to find plants, tools, art and garden related items which enhance outdoor living A fundraiser for Klehm’s gardens, arboretum and programs Above all, though, it’s a place for people who make Northern Illinois beautiful: volunteers and gardeners. Klehm’s biggest volunteer project of the year: Garden Fair is only possible due to the efforts of over 100 loyal volunteers. They are the friendly faces as you enter, and the golf cart drivers who offer a ride after a long day of lunching and shopping with friends. They are the heart of Garden Fair, and the heart of our community. These volunteers don’t stop with one event; you’ll see them at Klehm working in the gardens and all over...

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Spring Plant Sale

Saturday, May 12, 2012 by

May 11-13, 2012 Thousands of annuals, perennials, herbs, wildflowers and unusual plants! Locally-grown   Preview Night Friday May 11 • 5-8 pm Shop early for the best selection of annuals, perennials, herbs, wildflowers and unusual plants. Most plants are from the area’s best gardeners—Klehm members! Preview Night is limited to our indoors location, only. $6 admission Spring Plant Sale Saturday, May 12 • 9am – 4pm | Sunday, May 13 • 9am – 2pm Plan to spend time this Mother’s Day weekend shopping for this year’s plants.   The Plant Sale expands to include our outdoors location, too.   Choose from thousands of colorful plants, including unique varieties from Beaver Creek Nursery.    Afterwards, you’re welcome to stroll the beautiful Klehm grounds to see what’s blooming.    Free admission Donations of plants are always...

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Blossom Walk Weekend

Saturday, May 12, 2012 by

Sat., May 12 – Sun., May 13, 2012 9:00am – 4:00pm It’s Mother’s Day weekend.  Enjoy Klehm’s vast array of blooming trees and spring flowers.   Stroll two miles of paved, accessible paths.  Explore four miles of woody, chipped-trails. Wheelchairs are available at no charge. Admission is FREE both days....

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