Summer Photo Contest Winners

Wednesday, October 3, 2012 by

Thank you to everyone who participated in our Summer 2012: Amateur Photography Contest.  The winner have been selected.  Don’t forget our award ceremony is this Sunday at noon, and everyone is invited.   Summer 2012 Winners   Nature Close-Up First Place – Wendy Guler, Nature Close-up 2 Second Place – Jessica Throgmartin, Nature Close-up 1 Honorable Mention – Elizabeth Zibas, Nature Close-up 2    Life at Klehm First Place – Tom Lamb, Life at Klehm 1 Second Place – Nancy Hatten, Life at Klehm 2 Honorable Mention – Troy Volanti, Life at Klehm 2   Arboretum Trees & Paths First Place – Duane Lego, Arboretum Trees & Paths 1 Second Place – Troy Volanti, Arboretum Trees & Paths 1 Honorable Mention – Diane Lamb, Arboretum Trees & Paths 2   Gardens First Place – Michael Cieslak, Gardens 1 Second Place – Millicent Fleer, Gardens...

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Donation Day

Tuesday, October 2, 2012 by

Tuesday, October 2, 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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Sustainable With Style

Saturday, September 15, 2012 by

Cancelled Saturday, September 15 & 22, 2012 9:00am – 11:00am Gardens are meant to be beautiful and enjoyable. But they can also be sustainable – protecting natural resources and supporting wildlife. This two-session course will teach you how to meld native plants and sustainable practices with the natural attributes of your landscape – and design it in a way that pleases you. This lecture series will cover the fundamental topics of soil, water, native plants and design. Presented by landscape architect Karla Lynch, teacher of design and horticulture at the Missouri Botanic Garden and The Morton Arboretum.  $30 / $24 Klehm...

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Meet the Forest Preserve Candidates...

Sunday, September 9, 2012 by

Sunday, September 9, 2012 2:00 p.m. Hosted by Klehm Arboretum   The public is invited to meet the candidates running for the Winnebago County Forest Preserve Board. There are eight candidates running for three seats (2 six year terms and 1 two year term). Your vote is important!   Forum cosponsored by: Blackhawk Sierra Club League of Women Voters Rockford Area Klehm Arboretum & Botanic Garden (a facility of the Winnebago County Forest Preserve)   For more information, please contact: Ann Powell, League of Women Voters, 815.222.8208 or powell4040@comcast.net or Stanley Campbell, Blackhawk Sierra Club, 815.964.7111 or peaceman50@aol.com   Admission is free all day for Klehm’s Fall Plant...

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Twilight in the Garden

Saturday, September 8, 2012 by

Saturday, September 8, 2012 6:00pm – 10:00pm Twilight in the Garden is a benefit to support Klehm Arboretum & Botanic Garden. Each year Klehm identifies a local agency in need of landscaping assistance. This year’s partner is Milestone, a provider of support services for adults and children with disabilities. A complete landscape plan will be designed & planted at no cost to the agency. “Shares” of the Milestone project will be auctioned during the party along with other premium plant selections for guests and plant lovers to take home.  Presented by Doors open at 6:00pm | Dinner at 7:00pm Followed by live auction, music and dancing RSVP by September 7, 2012 Join us as we transform Klehm’s beautiful Fountain Garden into the Ponderosa Ranch. This year’s theme is Best of the West so break...

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Fall Plant Sale

Saturday, September 8, 2012 by

Saturday, September 8, 2012 9:00am – 4:00pm Sunday, September 9, 2012 9:00am – 2:00pm Fall is a great time for planting! Shop from hundreds of perennials, bulbs, trees and shrubs, all suitable for fall planting. There’s still plenty of time for them to get established in the cooler days of autumn. Free admission both...

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