Photography 101

Monday, July 29, 2013 by

Klehm is a great place to take some stunning photos.  Whether you just got a nice new camera or thinking about getting one, we have the perfect guide for you.  Click HERE for an informative infographic on the basics of photography to get you shooting beautiful pictures of Klehm.  Thank you to Kimberly Patterson for the great...

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The Yarn Bombing Begins

Saturday, July 20, 2013 by

Opening Saturday, July 20, 2013 Presentation Knit in Public 12pm to 2pm Yarn bombing – its graffiti but you’ll love it. This summer Klehm’s entrance and Nancy Olson Children’s Garden will be covered in color and patterns by local knitting clubs and enthusiasts.  As a living museum Klehm is proud to offer an outdoor exhibit which will bring a new form of art and visual delight to the Rockford area.  The exhibit debuts July 20 with a “Knit in Public” presentation by the many groups and knitters who contribute to its success. Exhibit Begins July 20 and Continues While the Art Lasts Cost: Included with...

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Story Time & Fun with Two Toads Environmental Experience...

Saturday, July 20, 2013 by

Saturday, July 20, 2013 10am to 12pm This summer, kids will be captivated as volunteers read from nature themed stories in the Nancy Olson Children’s Garden. Each story will be followed up by a related activity with Jan and Mary from the Two Toads Environmental Experience. The fun can keep going when you pack a picnic lunch for the family.  Klehm has two picnic sites for lunch after story time, one in the Children’s Garden and one next to the Fountain Garden.  Cost: Included with...

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Deals Gone Bad

Sunday, July 14, 2013 by

Sunday, July 14, 2013 Gates open 4pm, Concert starts 6pm Sit back and relax with a glass of wine as you enjoy an open-air concert in Klehm’s magnificent Fountain Garden. Bring a chair, pillow or blanket and a picnic dinner. Free guest shuttle service to and from the parking lot is provided at no charge. Doors open at 4:00pm so you have plenty of time to explore the gardens and grounds before the concert starts. There will be food and drinks available for purchase by Calvanese Deli Italia and Javamania. All concerts are held outdoors so don’t forget the bug spray! Concerts are held rain or shine. We have a rain site, so no concert will be canceled. Chicago’s own Deal’s Gone Bad will appeal to fans of both Soul and Jamaican music, as...

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Dad & Me: Behind the Scenes Tour of Klehm Grounds & Operations...

Saturday, July 13, 2013 by

Saturday, July 13, 2013 | 10am – 11:30am This child-oriented behind the scenes tour will be led by Klehm’s Director of Horticulture, John Moors.  The tour will cover our grounds, collections and the natural features which make Klehm Unique.  The tour will also include a look at the tools, machinery and activities involved in maintaining 155 acres of arboretum and gardens.  Klehm has two picnic sites for lunch after the tour. Cost: $5 per person/Free to Members To register for this event, visit our Event Registrations...

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The daylilies are blooming!

Friday, July 5, 2013 by

Our Demonstration Gardens are looking absolutely beautiful right now.  While your out taking a walk at Klehm make sure to stop by the Daylily Garden located in the Demonstration Gardens.  Make sure to share your beautiful pictures using the hash tag #klehmarboretum on Instagram or...

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