Upcoming Events

Down Peony Lane with Roy Klehm

Down Peony Lane with Roy Klehm

Wednesday, June 1, 2016 6:30pm Roy will cover all gardening aspects of Woody and Herbaceous Peonies and also the Intersectionals {Itohs}. Roy and his brothers Arnold and Carl Jr. {Chuck} donated their Rockford Nursery ground (Klehm Arboretum & Botanic Garden) in the early 1980s to the Winnebago Forrest Preserve District. It was Chuck’s idea and original push to establish this property as an arboretum. The property had numerous large...

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Garden Fair – Flowers, Antiques & Art!

Garden Fair – Flowers, Antiques & Art!

Saturday, June 4, 2016 9am-6pm Sunday, June 5, 2016 9am-4pm Our annual Garden Fair is getting a little face lift this year. ‘New and Improved‘ isn’t just for your cereal box anymore! We’ve eliminated Friday night and extended our Sunday hours. We’re also adding more vendors, food options, entertainment and even rearranging things a bit. There will still be all the great vendors you have come to know and...

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Donation Day

Donation Day

Tuesday, June 7, 2016 9:00am 8:00pm Admission to Klehm is free the first Tuesday of every month. This is our invitation to check out the grounds with friends, family, and fellow community members. Our 1.8 mile paved path is ideal for walking and friendly, leashed dogs are welcome. Enjoy our park-like atmosphere with manicured gardens. We have 155 acres to share with you!     .  ...

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Neighborhood Naturalist Program

Neighborhood Naturalist Program

June 11, 25 July 9, 23 This course strives to expose participants to nature in its urban forms and to provide guidance on identifying local plants and animals while encouraging the development of more natural spaces, working with nature in our urban setting and sharing this information with others. Ages 5 – Adult Saturday, June 11 – Aspects of art and journaling to record nature observations Saturday, June 25...

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Woodsong Concert: Too Deep Band

Woodsong Concert: Too Deep Band

Sunday, June 19, 2016 Doors open at 4:00pm, concert at 6:00pm TOO DEEP Featuring the Hanserd Brothers have been entertaining audiences at festivals, concerts and night club circuits for over 25 years. The longevity is a testament to the power of the family, the Hanserd Brothers: Cedric, Steve and Brian have been performing together since they were kids growing up on the west side of Rockford IL. The TOO...

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Woodsong Concert: Zac Matthews Band

Woodsong Concert: Zac Matthews Band

Sunday, July 17, 2016 Gates open at 4pm, concert at 6pm Zac recently received the title of 2014’s “Texaco Country Showdown’s Best New Male Act in Country Music” at The Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, Tennesee. The Zac Matthews Band plays a variety of country music and ‘œWe’re not afraid to give it our all, no matter the size of the audience,’ says Matthews. ‘œThat’s what defines us as a...

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Woodsong Concert: The Jimmys

Woodsong Concert: The Jimmys

Sunday, August 21, 2016 Gates open at 4pm, concert at 6pm With a mix of blues, soul, R&B and gospel, THE JIMMYS bring a fresh new sound to the blues world. THE JIMMYS are what you get when you combine (A) the seasoned keyboard/Hammond organ talents of Jimmy Voegeli, long time member of Westside Andy/Mel Ford Band, (B) the drummer from The Georgia Satellites, (C) the four-piece horn section...

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