Upcoming Events

Winter Bird Walk

Winter Bird Walk

Saturday, January 10, 2015 8:30am – 10:30am Looking for a fun family activity?  This is it!  Get up early and help local bird expert Dan Williams search and listen for native birds in the quiet atmosphere.  He will lead a family-friendly walk to identify the many birds making the arboretum their home.  Visitors can help listen for the distinct sounds and learn the songs and calls of native birds such as an owl, cedar waxwing or black-capped chickadee singing.  Come dressed for the weather and warm up with hot chocolate afterward.  Then, stay...

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Indoor Outdoor Matinee

Indoor Outdoor Matinee

Saturday, January 31, 2015 1:00pm There may be too much snow on the ground to enjoy a movie in the gardens, but that doesn’t mean we can’t pretend! Beat the cold by bringing your lawn chairs and picnic baskets for a Saturday matinee showing of the original Dr. Doolittle (1968) in Klehm’s Visitors Center.  Be sure to invite your favorite stuffed animal to join the fun! (If you would please register so we have enough popcorn ready for the show, we would appreciate it).   Popcorn, candy and soda will be available for purchase. $3 for adults...

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Bus Trip to Madison Garden Expo

Bus Trip to Madison Garden Expo

Join Klehm on a bus trip to explore the 21st annual Wisconsin Public Television Garden Expo at the Alliant Energy Center.  The show features educational seminars, garden-related shopping, horticultural experts and more! Skip the traffic and parking fees and find everything you need to make your garden the envy of the neighborhood. Price includes transportation and entrance to the show. Date: Saturday, February 14, 2015 Depart from Klehm at 7:30am Arrive back at Klehm at approximately 3:30pm (in time for Valentines Day dinner!) Cost: $40 each...

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Lilies in the Rock River Valley

Lilies in the Rock River Valley

Saturday, February 28, 2015 9:30am-11:30am Learn simple propagation techniques, hear about the wide variety of lilies that flourish in our area and how to design a garden with lilies so some are in bloom all summer long. Woodruff Imberman, past president of the Lily Society, will enlighten guests with his lily slideshow and lecture. He is the author of numerous lily articles in regional and national horticultural magazines, an amateur lily hybridizer, an accredited international lily judge, and has won many awards for his lilies....

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Seed Starting and Propagation

Seed Starting and Propagation

Saturday, March 14, 2015 9:30am-11:00am John Moors, Director of Collections at Klehm Arboretum, will discuss seed selection, growing supplies, artificial lights and caring for tender young plants Members: Free Non-members: Included with admission Purchase a Membership

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Botanica Luncheon

Botanica Luncheon

Wednesday, April 15, 2015 10:00 am   Featured Speaker – Melinda Myers Help us welcome spring at Botanica 2015! This year’s luncheon will feature speaker Melinda Myers, a nationally renowned gardening expert and author specializing in Midwestern gardening. Among many other projects, she’s a columnist for the magazines Birds & Blooms and Gardening How-To, produces the nationally-syndicated radio and TV segments “Melinda’s Garden Moment,” and has published 20 books, including 2014’s Midwest Gardener’s Handbook. Wednesday, April...

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Garden Fair 2015

Garden Fair 2015

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 – stay tuned for more information! Tickets on sale April 6th, 2015 $5 in advance | $8 at the door |...

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