Upcoming Events

Donation Day

Donation Day

Tuesday, February 2, 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 clear 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! Photo...

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Free Museum Day Live! at Klehm

Free Museum Day Live! at Klehm

Saturday, March 12 2016 In the spirit of Smithsonian Museums, who offer free admission everyday, Museum Day Live! is an annual event hosted by Smithsonian magazine in which participating museums across the country open their doors to anyone presenting a Museum Day Ticket…for free. – Only an official Museum Day Live! ticket is eligible for free entry. Official tickets can be found here on the Museum Day Live! website...

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Botanica Lunch at Klehm

Botanica Lunch at Klehm

Friday, April 8, 2016 Klehm Arboretum is excited to announce that this year’s spring luncheon, BOTANICA, is scheduled for Friday, April 8th, on site at the Klehm visitor center/gallery. This year is the 22nd consecutive running of this popular spring event! We are delighted to have Leslie Goddard, historian and actress, as our featured presentation. Leslie will bring to life the story of noted author and environmentalist Rachel Carson....

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Arbor Dash 5K

Arbor Dash 5K

Friday, April 29, 2016 The 3rd 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.  We will have your official finish time ready for you at...

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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. Plan to spend time Mother’s Day weekend shopping for this year’s garden stock. The Plant Sale expands to include our...

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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 Get your shopping shoes on!  The first weekend in June will be a busy one at Klehm.  The 23rd annual Garden Fair Weekend will present flowers, antiques and art this year.  We are showcasing local creative juices and flower power along the beautiful garden paths!  This “all new” event is sure to please the most discriminating buyer.  Relax in...

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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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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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