Trees & Shrubs for the Shady Garden...

Thursday, June 28, 2012 by

Thursday, June 28, 2012 6:30pm – 8:30pm Shrubs can make wonderful focal points in the garden, especially shade gardens. There are many beautiful, shade-loving trees & shrubs that thrive in anything from dappled to heavy shade. Presented by Dave Wanninger, Horticulturist in Charge at Boerner Botanical Gardens. $15 / $12 Klehm...

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Summer Photography Contest

Monday, June 25, 2012 by

The contest has closed Summer 2012: Amateur Photography Contest Take Pictures and Win Prizes June 25 – September 21, 2012 Submission Deadline: September 21, 2012 Visit our Flickr page to see other photo contest submissions.   Klehm Arboretum & Botanic Garden has launched its first ever digital photography contest. The contest runs from June 25 to September 21, 2012. Amateur photographers are invited to capture the beauty and natural wonders of summer at Klehm through digital photography. Winners will be announced October 3, 2012 and an award ceremony will be held October 7, 2012 at Klehm’s annual Autumn at the Arboretum.   Click Here to Download Entry Form  & Photo Contest Rules   The contest includes four categories: Gardens:  Photos in this category should highlight flowers and garden features. Arboretum Trees & Paths:  Photos in this category should...

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Meet the Garden Pest

Saturday, June 16, 2012 by

Saturday, June 16, 2012 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm How much do you know about the bugs in your garden? Which ones are the bad guys and which ones are harmless? This class will introduce you to insects through both classroom and field study. Understanding insects, their feeding methods and life cycle is essential to managing insect pests in your garden. Learn about integrated pest management and identify common garden insects. Presented by Donna Danielson, teacher of horticulture and entomology at The Morton Arboretum and College of Du Page.     $15 / $12 Klehm members Make Your Reservation Today: Members $12.00 USDPublic $15.00...

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The Unveiling

Friday, June 15, 2012 by

Friday, June 15, 2012 Open House 4-7pm Spend this Friday afternoon at the Arboretum. Be among the very first audience to witness the next development in the rapidly changing face of Klehm Arboretum & Botanic Garden. This summer we’ve got more flowers, a brand new logo and colorful interpretive signs were recently installed throughout Klehm Arboretum. Join us anytime between 4pm – 7pm for a riding tour and refreshments. Festivities will be held inside the Visitors Center. A short program will begin at 5:15pm. Interpretive signs engage visitors in a way that help connect people with plants. They inspire questions, permit exploration and encourage discovery of the beautiful mysteries of the plant world. RSVP by calling 815-965-8146 or send us an email at info@klehm.org. See you in the Garden!...

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New Odyssey

Sunday, June 10, 2012 by

Sunday, June 10, 2012 Gate Opens 4pm Concert Begins 6pm New Odyssey will mesmerize audiences as 3 men play 30 instruments. They have over 20 years’ experience with a unique combination of great music, audience participation, and sheer zaniness, mayhem can ensue at any moment. They play classic rock, country and more. New Odyssey: versatile, funny, novel, talented, polished, family-oriented and awesome. www.newodyssey.net         Learn more about our Woodsong Concerts. Individual concerts $15 / $13 Klehm members Tickets can be purchased the evening on the concert.   Series discount available until 6-10-12. Click here for more...

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Free Garden Walk

Sunday, June 10, 2012 by

The Council of Rockford Gardeners Host “Art in the Garden” Garden Walk 2012 Wednesday, June 20, 2012 12pm – 8pm The Council of Rockford Gardeners is hosting their Annual FREE garden walk, Art in the Garden.  The event goes from noon to 8 pm and includes a self-guided tour of 10 diverse gardens throughout the Rockford area. For more information and to obtain the Garden Walk MAP and FLYER visit their website. Viewing some of the most beautiful and inspiring gardens in the Rockford area. The walk includes gardening and gardens of every variety: eclectic, traditional, country, old world, and containers vegetables, herbs, grasses, perennials, and hostas water features, statuary, garden art, and koi ponds large, small, sun, shade, new and old This is not a Klehm Arboretum event.  Please contact the Council of Rockford Gardeners...

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