Blossom Walk Weekend

Saturday, May 7, 2011 by

Saturday, May 7 & Sunday, May 8 9am – 4pm Enjoy Klehm’s vast array of blooming trees and spring flowers. Stroll 1.8 miles of paved, accessible paths. Wheelchairs available at no charge. Admission is FREE both days.  ...

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Plant Sale Preview

Friday, May 6, 2011 by

5pm-8pm For over 20 years Klehm Arboretum & Botanic Garden has hosted the most diverse plant sale in the region. At our inside location choose from hundreds of plants, many from members’ gardens, all suitable for our region. Master Gardeners will be on hand to assist you with your purchases. Too many plants in your garden?  We also welcome donations of plants from the community and from Klehm members’ gardens. Donated plant material should be bagged and labeled with variety and color. Donations can be delivered to Klehm between Wednesday, May 4 and noon on Friday, May 6.  Receive a coupon for free admission to the preview sale with your plant donations.  Members $5 / Public...

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National Public Gardens Day

Friday, May 6, 2011 by

9am-4pm National Public Gardens Day takes place annually on Mother’s Day weekend, an unofficial start of spring and a time when the environment is top of mind. Visit Klehm anytime this weekend to explore and discover our garden, while learning about our commitment to education, research and environmental stewardship. Visits to public gardens are a fun activity for families, couples, providing a low-cost, entertaining, and beautiful community outing while providing important resources, education and research on environmental stewardship and conservation.  To celebrate Public Garden Day, the Klehm Express will makes its public debut, but not return until June. Admission is...

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Illinois Birds: A Century of Change...

Saturday, April 30, 2011 by

Saturday, April 30, 2011 – 1pm Dr. Jeff Walk, Director of Science for the Illinois Chapter of The Nature Conservancy recently published findings from the oldest bird survey in North America in the book, Illinois Birds: A Century of Change.  He earned his Ph.D. studying grassland birds and authored the recovery plan for greater prairie-chickens in Illinois. A book signing will follow his presentation. Members FREE / Public $5           Please feel free to pay for your event tickets via our PayPal account: Illinois Birds Ticket Prices: Members $0.00Public...

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Arbor Day Celebration

Friday, April 29, 2011 by

10am Join Conklin School students for a ceremonial tree planting to honor Arbor Day. Learn the history behind this very special day. Gather in front of Klehm for 10am program. Seating provided. FREE! Did you know that Arbor Day was founded in the United States in 1872?  ...

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Klehm Annual Meeting

Monday, April 25, 2011 by

5:30pm Learn about the exciting new projects underway at Klehm Arboretum & Botanic Garden. Meet the staff and board of directors. Learn why you should become a member of our Garden family. Light refreshments served. Please RSVP to (815) 965-8146. FREE!...

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