Upcoming Events

3rd Annual Arbor Dash 5K

3rd Annual Arbor Dash 5K

Friday, April 29, 2016 6:30pm Race Starts The third annual Arbor Dash is a fun trail run through Klehm’s grounds via paved paths and dirt trails.  Enjoy the scenic landscape and invite your friends to join you.  Put a team together and you will receive discounted rates.   This race is open to runners and walkers of all ages and fitness levels. Every participant goes home with their own seedling...

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Donation Day

Donation Day

Tuesday, May 3, 2016 9:00am – 4:00pm 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. During the summer months, enjoy our park-like atmosphere with manicured gardens.  We have 155 acres to share with you!  ...

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Annual Plant Sale

Annual Plant Sale

Plant Sale Preview Night
Friday, May 6
5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Shop early for the best selection of plants. Many plants are from the area’s best gardeners—Klehm members and plants divided from the Klehm grounds. $5 admission
Spring Plant Sale
Saturday, May 7
9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

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Museums for Moms

Museums for Moms

Sunday, May 8, 2016 10:00am – 5:00pm Wondering what to get mom for Mother’s Day? Celebrate Mother’s Day with free admission for all mothers and grandmothers at five area museums! Pick up a passport at one museum, then visit three more museums and be entered in a drawing to win free memberships to all five museums! Participating museums, in addition to Klehm Arboretum & Botanic Garden, are Discovery Museum;...

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Boy Scout Fly Fishing Badge Class

Boy Scout Fly Fishing Badge Class

Saturday, May 14, 2016  9:00am- 12:00pm Clarcor Pavilion  |  $10  Fly-fishing is a specialized form of fishing that combines skill and artistry. Scouts will gain an understanding of fly fishing hazards, equipment, and fishing regulations. Then they will complete hands on activities while learning how to tie proper knots, match rods, lines, and leaders, and cast a fly over 30 feet. After the program, the scouts will put their...

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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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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 “We’re not afraid to give it our all, no matter the size of the audience,” says Matthews. “That’s what defines us as a...

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