Upcoming Events

Donation Day

Donation Day

Tuesday, March 3, 2015 9:00am – 4:00pm Everyone is welcome and encouraged to invite their friends, family, and fellow community members to visit Klehm on this day. Weather pending, we have almost two miles of paved paths (not all plowed if snow) winding through the arboretum, plus over 2.5 miles of unpaved, woody trails.  Friendly, leashed dogs are welcome.  Get out and experience Klehm in the winter months. We know you’ll come back! Admission is free and donations of any amount are appreciated.  Your support makes a difference. Photo...

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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         Registration Name(required) Email(required) List additional guests here.  Purchase a...

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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. “Garden...

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Arbor Dash 5K

Arbor Dash 5K

Friday, April 24, 2015 Celebrate Arbor Day with a run through the woods! The 2nd annual Arbor Dash is a non-competitive fun run through Klehm’s 155 acres of trees and gardens at twilight. A brand new course that’s part road race, part trail run, the Arbor Dash is open to runners and walkers of all ages and fitness levels. In addition to a t-shirt, free passes to the garden and a reusable grocery bag, every participant goes home with their own seedling to help keep the forest in the Forest City. Your registration fee will help Klehm...

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2015 Plant Sale

2015 Plant Sale

Plant Sale Preview Night Friday, May 8 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Shop early for the best selection of annuals, perennials, herbs, wildflowers and unusual plants. Many plants are from the area’s best gardeners—Klehm members! Preview Night is limited to our indoor location only. $5 admission Spring Plant Sale Saturday, May 9 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Sunday, May 10 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Plan to spend time Mother’s Day weekend shopping for this year’s garden stock. The Plant Sale expands to include our outdoors location, too. Choose from...

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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...

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Loaded Brush Painting Class

Loaded Brush Painting Class

Saturday, June 20, 2015 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Get creative and learn to paint in the great outdoors with Klehm and the expert instructors of 317 Studio & Gallery. The class will take place in the Children’s Garden gazebo and feature a brand new painting of Klehm’s very own peonies. We’ll provide everything you need – just bring your friends and a bottle of wine! Tickets available starting Friday, May 8 | Space is limited; pre-registration required | 21+ Admission: $30 for members | $35 for...

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Wood Song Concert: Three Good Men

Wood Song Concert: Three Good Men

Sunday, June 21, 2015 Doors open at 4:00pm, concert at 6:00pm Three Good Men ( 3GM ) is a spinoff version of the widely recognized Northern Illinois favorite, Men of Our Times, in an informal acoustic set. You’re likely to hear some songs you wouldn’t expect along with a bunch that you will recognize.  Three Good Men share a connection to their songs much like the original artists would have and perform them the way they were meant to be remembered. It is a love of the songs themselves, along with the energy obtained from...

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Wood Song Concert: The Jimmies

Wood Song Concert: The Jimmies

Sunday, July 19, 2015 Concert at 6:00pm, directly after Art on the Lawn Blues powerhouse “The Jimmys” are a festival and fan favorite. Bringing you the Midwest’s finest talent, this band has proven their combination of Blues/R&B/Funk is a real show stopper. Winner of 19 MAMA (Madison Area Music Awards) and WAMI (Wisconsin Area Music Awards) awards, band leader and “WAMI Keyboardist of the Year”, Jimmy Voegeli has assembled an all-star rhythm section combining blues icon Perry Weber on guitar (Hubert Sumlin), Rock and Roll drumming legend...

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ART on the LAWN

ART on the LAWN

Sunday, July 19, 2015 11:00am – 6:00pm ART on the LAWN, a Rockford tradition since 2000, is moving to a new home at Klehm Arboretum in 2015. The juried fine art show will feature a wide variety of fine art in many media available to purchase: photograph, ceramics, fiber/paper, glass, mixed media, painting, sculpture, wearable art and more. ART on the LAWN admission includes entrance to Klehm’s outdoor concert series, Woodsong, later in the evening. Blues powerhouse “The Jimmy’s” will be performing at 6pm.  Stay the...

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