Press Releases

Extended Hours At Klehm Arboretum

Summer hours go into effect beginning Friday, April 1st 2011 at Klehm Arboretum & Botanic Garden. The Arboretum will resume a seven days a week schedule throughout the spring and summer seasons. Hours are from 9am to 4pm daily. Warmer weather brings changes almost daily at the Arboretum. Watch for flowering bulbs and blossoming trees such as magnolia, serviceberry and redbuds as they fill the air with their magnificent colors and scents. Admission is $6 for adults, $3 for seniors (65+) and students, children under 3 and Klehm members are...

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17th Annual Botanica – A Gardener’s Luncheon

“Flowers, Fun & Fancy in Traditional and Creative Designs” ROCKFORD – MARCH 1, 2011 – KLEHM STAFF Alpine Bank along with Klehm Arboretum & Botanic Garden is pleased to sponsor Botanica on Wednesday, April 13, 2011 at Forest Hills Country Club in Rockford. Botanica is well known as the Stateline’s premier kick-off event to the gardening season. Our featured speaker is Tony Todesco. “Flowers, Fun & Fancy in Traditional and Creative Designs” is the program for this year’s luncheon. Tony is a well-known floral designer, lecturer and instructor for groups and garden clubs, on state and national levels. Through his creative use of plant material he not only interprets design trends, but helps create them. The event begins at 10am with a hands-on floral arranging workshop for only $25. Doors open at 11am for a delicious luncheon, silent auction and Tony’s program. Luncheon and feature program is $45. Register online at www.klehm.org or call 815-965-8146. Reservations are required. Deadline is April 3rd. Forest Hills Country Club is located at 5135 Forest Hills Road, Rockford, Illinois....

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Family Fun Days at Klehm Arboretum

Join us for Free Fun at the Arboretum this Saturday Contact – Jane Snively, Executive Director jsnively@klehm.org   815-965-8146 Released – Dec 14. 2010   Klehm Arboretum & Botanic Garden will host four FREE family fun days this winter. On Saturday, December 18, January 15, February 19 and March 19 arboretum admission is free for everyone. Winter offers new ways to explore Klehm. Our paved paths are cleared for walkers and their canine friends. We also welcome cross-country skiing and snowshoeing. Observe winter wildlife outdoors, or stay inside our warm Visitor Center and watch the birds as they come to feed. Get a head start on your garden with a visit to our vast horticultural library. This Saturday, December 18, go on a nature scavenger hunt, enjoy free hot drinks and cookies, and shop at our Flowering Magnolia Store. Every child can get crafty at our ornament making station, and all ages will enjoy live entertainment from Keith School performers in the Visitor Center Gallery. Please bring bird food or suet donation to help us feed the birds. Multiple feeders are set up just outside the Visitor enter windows for viewing pleasure. This winter you can enjoy Klehm Arboretum Tuesday through Saturday from 9am to 4pm. The Arboretum will be closed Sundays and Mondays through March 30. For more information please visit our website www.klehm.org or visit us on...

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Check Out the Birds of Klehm

Winter Bird Walk at Klehm Arboretum January 8, 2011  9am-10:30am Released – December 10, 2010   Local bird expert Dan Williams will lead a winter bird walk at Klehm Arboretum & Botanic Garden. Join Dan on Saturday, January 8, 2011 form 9am-10:30am for a walk through Klehm to identify the many birds that visit the arboretum each winter. Dan has been an active birderfor over 30 years and travels internationally to enjoy birds and wildlife. He is past president of the American Birding Association and a member of the North Central Illinois Ornithological Society. Following the walk Dan will discuss the vegetation at Klehm that attracts such a wide selection of birds. Be sure to dress for the weather and bring your binoculars. Price is $10 per person, $5 for Klehm members. Donations of bird seed and suet are also appreciated. Class will be limited to 12 participants and preregistration is required. Register online at www.klehm.org or call the Klehm office at 815-965-8146. Office hours are 9am-4pm Tuesday through Saturday....

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Klehm Arboretum & Botanic Garden Announces 2011 Board of Directors

Klehm Elects 2011 Board Contact: Jane Snively, Executive Director jsnively@klehm.org    815-965-8146 Released – December 8, 2010   Klehm Arboretum & Botanic Garden Announces 2011 Board of Directors Klehm Arboretum & Botanic Garden is pleased to welcome to its 2011 Board of Directors Laura Ahern – Accent on Events, Jan Bowman – TLC Construction, Michael Iasparro – Hinshaw & Culbertson, Stephanie Jacobs – Harris Bank, Jim Maier, Ann Politic, Aaron Szeto – Barrick Switzer and Terry Zeigler – Bergstrom Inc. Officers for 2011 are: John Richards – President, Alise Howlett – Vice President, Ray Schenk – Treasurer and Laura Ahern – Secretary. Klehm Arboretum & Botanic Garden is located at 2715 S. Main Street, Rockford, IL. Winter hours are 9am-4pm daily, Tuesday through...

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