Donation Day

Tuesday, November 4, 2014 by

Tuesday, November 4, 2014 9:00am – 4:00pm Bring your friends and family to enjoy the beauty of Klehm.  We have almost two miles of paved paths winding through gardens and arboretum, plus over 2.5 miles of unpaved, woody trails.  Friendly, leashed dogs are welcome.  Admission is free and donations of any amount are appreciated.  Your support makes a...

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Extended Hours

Thursday, October 17, 2013 by

The sun is shining brighter and longer, that means you will need more time to explore Rockford’s 155 acre “living museum”.  The grounds will have extended hours of operation from May through September, and will be open from 9am to 8pm...

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Hiking for Hounds – The Costume Contest...

Sunday, October 13, 2013 by

Sunday, October 13, 2013 10am – 2pm | Contest at 1pm Bring your costumed canine friends to spend a day enjoying and exploring our entire 155 acres of gardens and grounds. We have picnic sites and Coley’s Cooler will be on hand serving hot dogs. At 1pm that day, dog owners are encouraged to enter their furry friends into a free costume contest. Prizes will be awarded, and everyone will be able to take home good memories and pictures. In addition, there will be vendors with pet-friendly products to visit and an adoption event featuring PAWS, Good Shepherd Animal Sanctuary, Cause for Paws Rescue and Angels for Animals. This event is a fun way to build awareness and support for a good cause. Visitors are encouraged to offer cash donations to support Kibble Korner,...

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Autumn at the Arboretum

Sunday, October 6, 2013 by

Sunday, October 4 | 9am – 4pm Admission is Free all Day Discover the beauty of autumn at Klehm’s annual fall festival. 155 acres of family-friendly enjoyment: Horse-drawn wagon rides, Billy the Balloon Guy (9am-2pm), Pickles the Clown (11am-3pm), face painting, scarecrow building, crafts and fun await the entire family. Enjoy music with DJ Stephen (11am-3pm) and end the day with violin by Olivia Dvorak.  Come prepared to play! Generously Sponsored by the DAO Foundation   Food Vendors Zammuto’s will have cider donuts, coffee, and hot cider in the morning and pulled pork, hot dogs, dessert, drinks, and chips in the afternoon. We-B-Poppin will be selling kettle corn all...

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Twilight in the Garden

Saturday, September 7, 2013 by

Saturday, September 7, 2013 6pm – 10pm Twilight in the Garden is an opportunity for Rockford to celebrate great local foods and wonderful wines while supporting the programs, gardens, collections and educational opportunities that make Klehm Arboretum a cornerstone of Stateline gardening culture. Enjoy an upscale yet relaxed evening in Klehm’s unique gardens with a five-course gourmet meal prepared by Chef Ryan Adams and wine pairings from PRP Wines. The chef and sommelier will introduce each course, explaining where the locally-sourced ingredients came from, how they were prepared and how the wine complements the dish. Join us for a truly unique farm-to-table experience that will help Klehm remain a vibrant and essential part of the Rockford community for years to come. Reservations:  $100 per person.  To register for this event, visit our Event Registrations...

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Vertical Gardening

Thursday, September 5, 2013 by

Thursday, September 5, 2013 6pm-7:30pm Presented by Jeff White Vertical gardening is a great option (and may be the only option) for small yards, but even those with lots of space can enjoy the advantages of growing plants up rather than out.  Use vertical plantings to disguise unattractive landscapes, for privacy, shade or to define garden “rooms”. Vertical gardens are convenient and can be accessed by all gardeners, regardless of their abilities.  Join Jeff White, University of Illinois Master Gardener, to learn the advantages of growing vertical and see examples of the latest trends and techniques. Cost: Free for members/$10 non-members To register for this event, visit our Event Registrations...

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