Upcoming Events

Wood Song Concert: The Jimmys

Wood Song Concert: The Jimmys

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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Bumble Bees and Other Native Pollinators

Bumble Bees and Other Native Pollinators

Tuesday, July 21, 2015 10:00am – 1:00ish Native pollinators are a fascinating and important part of our lives and our landscapes. Pollinators influence and reflect the health of the environment which directly affects human health and well-being. Rockford has a lot of different species of native pollinators but many of their populations are declining. Gardeners can be directly involved in their survival. This program will acquaint you with some of our bees and show you why and how to lend them a hand. We’ll start with a short...

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Maintaining Your Perennial Garden

Maintaining Your Perennial Garden

Thursday, July 23, 2015 6:00pm – 7:30pm Master Gardener, Michelle Cox, will cover pruning to maintain your perennial garden and keep it looking good all summer long. Introduction to pruning perennials Laying out plants Staking Division Why we prune Techniques Tools Benefits Deadheading Let it go to seed? Cutting back Pinching, Disbudding, Thinning, and Deadleafing Members: Free Non-Members: Included with daily admission Registration Name(required) Email(required) Additional guests Thank you for registering. You will not receive a...

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Loaded Brush Painting Class – Bur Oak Tree

Loaded Brush Painting Class – Bur Oak Tree

Saturday, August 15 1pm – 4pm Get creative and learn to paint in the great outdoors with Klehm and the expert instructors of 317 Studio & Gallery. The classes will take place in the Children’s Garden gazebo and feature brand new painting – Klehm’s very own 300-year-old Bur Oak. We’ll provide everything you need – just bring your friends and a bottle of wine! Admission: $30 for members | $35 for non-members Tickets available starting Wednesday, July 8 | Space is limited

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Bumble Bees and Other Native Pollinators

Bumble Bees and Other Native Pollinators

Saturday, August 15, 2015 1:00am – 4:00pmish Native pollinators are a fascinating and important part of our lives and our landscapes. Pollinators influence and reflect the health of the environment which directly affects human health and well-being. Rockford has a lot of different species of native pollinators but many of their populations are declining. Gardeners can be directly involved in their survival. This program will acquaint you with some of our bees and show you why and how to lend them a hand. We’ll start with a short...

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Wood Song Concert: Classical Blast!

Wood Song Concert: Classical Blast!

Sunday, August 16, 2015 Doors open at 4:00pm, concert at 6:00pm “Classical Blast! is a unique band dedicated to bringing the classical arts to mainstream rock & pop music. We’re classically trained musicians who love to rock. We believe in the power of the arts — to inspire, to educate, to uplift, to effect change, even to heal. We often use our time to teach or to perform at hospitals to help positively change the energy for those dealing with illness. We also believe music has no boundaries. We apply these concepts to our live...

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Native Plants of the Midwest

Native Plants of the Midwest

Saturday, September 12, 2015 10:00am – 11:00am This presentation is made possible through the Pauline J. & John R. Cook Horticulture Lecture Series Alan Branhagen is Director of Horticulture at Powell Gardens, supervising all design and management of horticulture in the gardens as well as the 970-acre property’s natural resources and wildlands. Alan is an all-around plantsman and naturalist (specializing in birds, butterflies and botany).  Mr. Branhagen will share his enthusiasm with midwestern native plants and how to incorporate...

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Wine Tasting & Luminary Walk

Wine Tasting & Luminary Walk

Friday, September 18, 2015 7pm – 9pm First 200 people to register receive a commemorative wine glass Take a stroll through our illuminated paths while enjoying a twilight wine tasting in the beautiful Fountain Garden.  Twinkling lights, light hors d’oeuvres and live music complete the evening. Admission: $20 members | $25 non-members    

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