Upcoming Events

Meditation in the Garden August 2

Meditation in the Garden August 2

Saturday, August 2, 2014 9:30am – 10:30am Do you have a busy lifestyle and need to slow down and see the beauty in the world around you?  The tranquil gardens at Klehm will be the backdrop for a new meditation class held weekly on Saturday mornings.  Join this new class and learn the practice of Vipassana meditation. Meaning of the word “Vipassana” “Vipassanā” comes from the Indo-Aryan language of Pali. It translates to “insight” or “seeing deeply”. Purpose of Vipassanā Meditation To calm and clear the mind To...

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Donation Day August 5th

Donation Day August 5th

Donation Day is the first Tuesday of every month – Tuesday, August 5th. 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 difference.

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Big Daddy Woo Woo August 20th

Big Daddy Woo Woo August 20th

Sunday, August 17, 2014 Doors open at 4:00pm, concert at 6:00pm If dancing and just plain having a good time is what you like to do, this concert is for you! A very well seasoned band with years of musical experience. Big Daddy Woo Woo has opened up for “KC and The Sunshine Band”, played with members of “The Time”, opened up for “Confunkshun”, opened up for “38 Special” and also played after “Earth, Wind & Fire” as the finale for the Beloit Riverfest!   The Gardens close at...

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Twilight in the Garden

Twilight in the Garden

Saturday, September 13, 2014 5:00pm – 10:00pm 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 and wine pairings. The chef and sommelier will introduce each course, explaining where the locally-sourced ingredients came from, how they were...

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Perennials for the Shade

Perennials for the Shade

 Saturday, September, 20, 2014 10:00am-11:30am This presentation By Mark Dwyer, Director of Horticulture at Rotary Botanical Gardens in Janesville, WI,  will focus on a few shade plants that are good performers, not just new plants that have not been trialed. The adage, “All new plants are not good and all good plants are not new” holds true, especially for shade plants. Defining shade garden conditions It is most important to define what shade is when questioned about shade plant recommendations. There are many types of shade situations,...

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Wine Tasting & Luminary Walk

Wine Tasting & Luminary Walk

Friday, September 26, 2014 7:00pm to 9:00pm Take a stroll through our illuminated paths while enjoying an evening wine tasting in the beautiful Fountain Garden.  Twinkling lights, hors d’oeuvres and live music will complete the ambiance of this garden revelry.  Ambiance music by the Firelight Dimmers performing Genre Cover songs from the 20′s to 50′s. Members: $15 Non-Members: $20 To register for this event, visit our Event Registrations page.   Purchase a...

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Autumn at the Arboretum

Autumn at the Arboretum

October 5, 2014 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. Admission: Free

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Hiking for Hounds

Hiking for Hounds

Sunday, October 19 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...

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