22nd Annual Garden Fair

Friday, June 5, 2015 by

Friday, June 5, 2015 12pm-6pm Saturday, June 6, 2015 9am-5pm Sunday, June 7, 2015 9am-3pm Don’t miss Rockford’s premier outdoor living marketplace, the first stop for nature enthusiasts, conscientious consumers, and gardeners of all stripes. More than 50 vendors will showcase everything from flowers, yard art and gardening tools to vintage furniture, reclaimed wood products and handmade organic soaps. There’s a little something for everyone. Echo Beach, an instrumental surf band, will be playing at noon on Saturday. $8 admission | kids 16 & under free Members free when they show their membership card. Garden Fair Vendors Acri Company Nelson’s Flowers and Greenhouses Arte Verde Garden Center New Life Oils Best Bat Houses Oreb Lran Fine Casual Jewelry Bloom & Grow Gardens Patz Maple & Honey Farms Blue Sky Distributors Redesigned Relics Branching Out Remade...

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Exploring Rockford’s Roots...

Sunday, May 31, 2015 by

Sunday, May 31, 2015 Klehm Hours 9am-8pm South West Ideas For Today and Tomorrow (SWIFTT) invites you to “Explore Rockford’s Roots” Sunday, May 31. Three southwest Rockford attractions will open their doors to the public and offer food coupons that may be redeemed at eight area eating establishments. Once again, Klehm Arboretum & Botanic Garden, Tinker Swiss Cottage, and the Ethnic Heritage Museum will partner with seven eateries to enhance your enjoyment of this cultural tour. Admission is free to the three destinations, and patrons will receive coupons worth up to $8 each for lunch or dinner at participating restaurants: Zammuto’s, La Chiquita, Delicias Bakery, Las Palmas, Luichi’s Hot Dogs, Chiquita Food Market, Mi Ranchito Restaurant and Guanajuato. Explore one, two or all three of the following locations at your leisure: • Klehm Arboretum &...

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Community Dog Walk

Sunday, May 17, 2015 by

Sunday, May 17, 2015 1pm – 4pm It’s time for Klehm’s annual celebration of our best friend – the dog. Bring your canine friends to spend a day enjoying and exploring our entire 155 acres of gardens and grounds. Our Community Dog Walk is meant to be informal and fun so there’s no scheduled programs, but we do have a cause. Visitors are encouraged to offer cash donations to support Kibble Korner, Rockford’s pet food pantry. Dogs must be leashed and well behaved. All dogs and Klehm members are free. Admission: $3 adults, $2 seniors, kids and students Purchase a...

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National Public Gardens Day

Friday, May 8, 2015 by

Friday, May 8, 2015 9:00 am – 8:00pm 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 this day to explore and discover our gardens, while learning about our commitment to education, research and environmental stewardship.  FREE Admission (Does not include admission to our Plant Sale Preview Sale from 5:00pm – 8:00pm) Find out more about National Public Gardens Day....

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2015 Plant Sale

Friday, May 8, 2015 by

Plant Sale Preview Night Friday, May 8 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Shop early for the best selection of annuals, perennials, herbs, wildflowers and unusual plants. Many plants are from the area’s best gardeners—Klehm members! Preview Night is limited to our indoor location only. $5 admission Spring Plant Sale Saturday, May 9 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Sunday, May 10 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Plan to spend time Mother’s Day weekend shopping for this year’s garden stock. The Plant Sale expands to include our outdoors location, too. Choose from hundreds of colorful plants, including unique varieties from local nurseries. Afterwards, you’re welcome to stroll the beautiful Klehm grounds to see what’s blooming.     Free Admission. Donations of plants are always welcome! Bring your potted or bagged and labeled (color, variety) donations to...

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Plant Sale Donations

Tuesday, April 28, 2015 by

We will be accepting plant sale donations on Monday, May 4 thru Thursday, May 6th. Bring your potted or bagged and labeled (color, variety) donations to Klehm Arboretum between 9am – 4pm daily during this time.  If you donate 10 plants, you will receive free admission to our Plant Sale Preview Night ($5 admission) on Friday, May 8 from 5pm – 8pm.   Print our flyer, pass it on to your friends and help the donation effort!      Our Annual Plant Sale is Saturday, May 9 9am-4pm and Sunday, May 10 9am – 2pm.  Admission is FREE.                                                 Thank you for donating...

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