Donation Day

Tuesday, September 1, 2015 by

Tuesday, September 1, 2015 9:00am – 8:00pm Maybe you have never experienced the beautiful grounds at Klehm? Today is the day to take advantage of free admission and see what you have been missing! Share the Klehm experience with friends, family, and fellow community members.  The kids will enjoy our hedge maze and lookout tower in the Nancy Olsen Children’s Garden and our 1.8 mile paved path is accessible for wheelchairs and strollers. Plus, there are over 2.5 miles of unpaved, woody trails winding through the arboretum.  Friendly, leashed dogs are welcome.  We know you’ll come back! Admission is free and donations of any amount are appreciated.  Your support makes a difference. The first Tuesday of every month is Donation Day.  ...

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Native Plants of the Midwest

Saturday, September 12, 2015 by

Saturday, September 12, 2015 10:00am – 11:00am This presentation is made possible through the Pauline J. & John R. Cook Horticulture Lecture Series Alan Branhagen is Director of Horticulture at Powell Gardens, supervising all design and management of horticulture in the gardens as well as the 970-acre property’s natural resources and wildlands. Alan is an all-around plantsman and naturalist (specializing in birds, butterflies and botany).  Mr. Branhagen will share his enthusiasm with midwestern native plants and how to incorporate them into your landscape.  This lecture will be based on his upcoming book –  Native Plants of the Midwest. 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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Wine Tasting & Luminary Walk...

Friday, September 18, 2015 by

Friday, September 18, 2015 7:00pm – 9:00pm First 200 people to register receive a commemorative wine glass. Take a stroll through our illuminated paths while enjoying a twilight wine tasting in the beautiful Fountain Garden.  Twinkling lights, light hors d’oeuvres and live music complete the evening and The Olive Oil Experience will be here providing an array of gourmet oils to sample. Admission: $20 members | $25 non-members Quantity can be changed once added to cart.  No event or raffle tickets will be mailed.   This is a will call event. Raffle Tickets $5 each or 5 for $25 Urban Farm Girl gift basket, Roxy Carmichael gift basket, Elements Salon gift basket, Village Green gift basket, St. Aubin Nursery gift certificate, Pinnon’s Meat Market gift certificate, The Olympic Tavern gift certificate, Northwind Perennial Farm gift certificate, Mrs....

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Autumn @ the Arboretum

Sunday, October 4, 2015 by

Sunday, October 4, 2015 9:00am-4:00pm Join us for our annual fall festival!  Experience the beauty of fall as we use our entire 155 acre property for family-friendly fun.  October is one of the best times to witness trees with their rich autumn colors.  Build a scarecrow, enjoy horse-drawn wagon rides, make a fall craft to take home, and enjoy entertainment and activities for kids of all ages.  There are also Girl Scout activities planned for the day, as well.  More info here. Presented by the DAO Foundation. Admission: FREE Crafts, Activities & Entertainment Pumpkin Decorating Face Painting Giant Spider Web Scavenger Hunt Make a Spider Sidewalk Chalk Gallery Build a Scarecrow Wagon Rides   Follow Klehm Arboretum & Botanic Garden’s board Autumn at the Arboretum on...

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Girl Scouts

Sunday, October 4, 2015 by

Girl Scout Day @ the Arboretum When: Sunday, October 4, 2015 9:00am – 4:00pm Where: Klehm Arboretum & Botanic Garden What: Girl Scout Day at the Arboretum is a chance for Girl Scout Troops in Northern Illinois to come out to Klehm Arboretum for a fun filled day of nature related activities. There are six stations for Girl Scouts to complete. At each station, Scouts will learn about and complete an activity related to that specific topic. The topics include Flowers, Geocaching, Bugs, Trees, Hiking, and Gardening. Click here to learn more about the stations. This event is in conjunction with the annual Autumn @ the Arboretum. Girl Scouts can come alone or in troops but they MUST have a parent chaperone/ troop leader. There is not an admission fee for this event so...

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Hiking for Hounds

Sunday, October 18, 2015 by

Sunday, October 18, 2015 10:00am-2:00pm It’s time for Klehm’s annual celebration of our best friend – the dog.  Bring your costumed canine friends to spend a day enjoying and exploring our entire 155 acres of gardens and grounds.  At 1pm that day, dog owners are encouraged to enter their furry friends into a 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 local advocacy organizations.  Are you looking for a canine companion?  There will be plenty looking for forever homes that day. Costumes must be handmade to be included in the contest. Costume Contest Categories: Cutest, Funniest, Most Creative, Scariest, Best Impersonation of Another Animal, Best Owner/Pet Costume Combo....

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