2012 Volunteer Recognition Dinner...

Wednesday, November 7, 2012 by

November 7, 2012 5:30pm – 7:30pm 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. FREE for all Klehm volunteers. Invitations have been sent. Thank you, to our many...

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Donation Day

Tuesday, November 6, 2012 by

Tuesday, November 6, 2012 9:00am – 4:00pm Donation Day is the first Tuesday of every month. Bring your friends and family to enjoy the beauty of fall. We have two miles of paved paths and over 2.5 miles of unpaved, woody trails. Friendly, leashed dogs are welcome. Admission is free and donations of any amount are encouraged. Your support makes a...

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Season-Extending Garden Techniques...

Thursday, November 1, 2012 by

Article Published by the National Garden Bureau Few gardeners are content with the length of their growing season. In the far North, there’s barely enough time to ripen tomatoes or melons. In the South, drought and intense heat limit gardening activity to the spring and fall months. The good news is that by using a few simple season-extending techniques and plant-protection devices, you can shield your plants from extremes of weather, and stretch your gardening season by two, three or even six months. Wind: If the plants in your garden must battle strong winds, they’ll need to use most of their energy to survive, rather than developing strong root systems and putting on healthy growth. To protect your garden from wind, you can build a wood fence, plant a windbreak of trees and shrubs,...

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Special Fall Evening Tours of Klehm...

Monday, October 15, 2012 by

Monday, Oct. 15 – Friday, Oct. 19 Tours run from 4pm – 6pm daily Take in the beautiful colors of autumn at Klehm Arboretum & Botanic Garden. We do the driving as you relax in riding comfort aboard the Klehm Express, our quiet electric shuttle. Enjoy the music of nature on this 20 minute tour of the grounds and gardens of Klehm. This week only, evening tours are FREE with daily admission. Stay warm while you wait. Free hot drinks will be served in the Visitors Center. We welcome the opportunity to serve people of all abilities. For special accommodations please contact our office at 815-965-8146. Admission: $6 for adults | $3 for seniors (62+), students (18+ with student ID) & children 3-17 Free to Klehm members, reciprocal garden members & children under...

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Summer Photography Contest Awards...

Sunday, October 7, 2012 by

Sunday, October 7, 2012 Award Ceremony at 12pm This summer Klehm launched its first ever digital photography contest. The contest ran from June 25 to September 21, 2012. Amateur photographers were invited to capture the beauty and natural wonders of summer at Klehm through digital photography. Winners were announced October 3, 2012 and an award ceremony will be held October 7, 2012 at Klehm’s annual Autumn at the Arboretum.  The ceremony will be held in Klehm’s Visitors Center gallery at noon.  Admission is free & everyone is invited to attend.   The Winners Click here to see this year’s winner.  Plus, visit our Flickr page to see all photos from our Summer 2012: Amateur Photography Contest.   Learn more about the Summer 2012: Amateur Photography Contest.   Photo taken by Tracey Kammann under Life at...

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Autumn at the Arboretum 2012

Sunday, October 7, 2012 by

Sunday, October 7, 2012 9:00am – 4:00pm Free Admission Save the date and join Klehm Arboretum for our annual fall festival! October is one of the best times to witness rich autumn colors. Experience the beauty of fall as we use our entire 155 acre property for family-friendly enjoyment. Horse-drawn wagon rides, Billy the Balloon Guy, hikes, face painting, scarecrow building, crafts and fun await the entire family. Vendors will be selling delicious snacks and meals. Admission is free. A Kick-Off to a Healthy School Year: This year, Klehm is partnering with the Rockford Public Schools and the American Cancer Society. As a community, we are all invested in healthy kids and families. Enjoy games at a variety of activity levels. Plus, kids and parents can dance to Zumba classes throughout the day. Come...

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