Twilight in the Garden

Thursday, August 13, 2015 by

Saturday, August 29, 2015 5:00pm – 10:00pm Unfortunately, this event has been cancelled. Please join us in celebrating great seasonal food and wonderful wine while supporting the programs, collections and education opportunities of Klehm Arboretum. Enjoy an elegant yet relaxed evening in Klehm’s beautiful gardens featuring a five-course meal with wine pairings prepared by Chef Rich Johnson, Hoffman House. 5:00pm Cocktails, Hors d’oerves and Tours 6:30pm Late Summer Feast Dancing to After 5 Jazz Trio til 10:00pm $100 | Person Harvest Menu Butternut Squash Bisque Fruits of the Tree and Garden Greens – a Medley of Julienne Pear, Variety Apples, Cranberries on Spinach and Field Greens, Pecans, Apple Cider Vinaigrette and Spiced Wine Glace Range Free Breast of Chicken with Fresh Herbs – Brined & Garlic, Rosemary, Thyme, Sage and Parsley Marinated Wing on Breast.  With Kale,...

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Young Explorers – Sweet Dreams and Moon Beams...

Tuesday, August 4, 2015 by

Tuesday, August 4, 2015 9:00am – 11:00am University of Illinois Extension and Klehm Arboretum & Botanic Garden invite kids ages 6 to 12 to be Young Explorers this summer at Klehm Arboretum, 2715 S. Main St., Rockford. Young Explorers is a new summer program co-sponsored by Klehm Arboretum and U of I Extension. Sessions will be led by U of I Extension staff with help from a Master Gardener, Master Naturalist and Klehm Arboretum volunteers, and will feature fun, interactive and educational activities designed to celebrate nature while exploring the beautiful grounds at Klehm Arboretum. Classes will meet on Tuesday mornings, July 14 through August 4, 2015, from 9 to 11 a.m. Young Explorers may sign up for as few or as many sessions as you wish. Each class costs $5, and a $5...

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Oba William King “The Poetic Storyteller”...

Saturday, August 1, 2015 by

Saturday, August 1, 2015 9:00am On Saturday, August 1st at 9:00am, Oba William King “The Poetic Storyteller” will visit the Arboretum with his masterful storytelling, folklore and music. Oba is gifted at igniting audiences with rhythm and rhyme.  It is sure to be a passionate morning of drum music and theatrical presentation.  This event is sponsored by the Neighborhood Naturalist Program at Klehm Arboretum & Botanic Garden.  Meet at the Clarcor Pavilion on the far end of the parking lot. https://youtu.be/xasPh6f0eqM https://youtu.be/N_TTKs5aX2I FREE EVENT   BIO Oba William King is recognized as one of the most exciting Storytellers of his peer group. Since his debut with the National Association of Black Storytellers at the San Diego conference in 2006, Oba has ignited audiences with his ability to capture their attention and gently release them...

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Young Explorers – Plant Science Palooza...

Tuesday, July 28, 2015 by

Tuesday, July 28, 2015 9:00am – 11:00am University of Illinois Extension and Klehm Arboretum & Botanic Garden invite kids ages 6 to 12 to be Young Explorers this summer at Klehm Arboretum, 2715 S. Main St., Rockford. Young Explorers is a new summer program co-sponsored by Klehm Arboretum and U of I Extension. Sessions will be led by U of I Extension staff with help from a Master Gardener, Master Naturalist and Klehm Arboretum volunteers, and will feature fun, interactive and educational activities designed to celebrate nature while exploring the beautiful grounds at Klehm Arboretum. Classes will meet on Tuesday mornings, July 14 through August 4, 2015, from 9 to 11 a.m. Young Explorers may sign up for as few or as many sessions as you wish. Each class costs $5, and a $5...

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Maintaining Your Perennial Garden...

Thursday, July 23, 2015 by

Thursday, July 23, 2015 6:00pm – 7:30pm Master Gardener, Michelle Cox, will cover pruning to maintain your perennial garden and keep it looking good all summer long. Introduction to Pruning Perennials Laying out plants Staking Division Why we prune Techniques Tools Benefits Deadheading Let it go to seed? Cutting back Pinching, Thinning, and Deadleafing Members: Free Non-Members: Included with daily admission Registration Name(required) Email(required) Additional guests Thank you for registering. You will not receive a confirmation...

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Bumble Bees and Other Native Pollinators...

Tuesday, July 21, 2015 by

Tuesday, July 21, 2015 10:00am – 1:00ish Native pollinators are a fascinating and important part of our lives and our landscapes. Pollinators influence and reflect the health of the environment which directly affects human health and well-being. Rockford has a lot of different species of native pollinators but many of their populations are declining. Gardeners can be directly involved in their survival. This program will acquaint you with some of our bees and show you why and how to lend them a hand. We’ll start with a short session on bumble bee identification and how to pick out the different species. Then we’ll go to the gardens and look for bumble bees and other types of pollinators that might be active. Warm summer days are a good time for bee hunting and Klehm is...

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