Past Events

Youth Nature Program

Youth Nature Program

Tuesday, July 22, 2014 9:00am – 11:00am   University of Illinois Extension and Klehm Arboretum & Botanic Garden invite kids ages 6 to 12 to be Young Explorers this summer at Klehm Arboretum, 2715 S. Main St., Rockford. Young Explorers is a new summer program co-sponsored by Klehm Arboretum and U of I Extension. Sessions will be led by U of I Extension staff with help from Master Gardener, Master Naturalist and Klehm Arboretum volunteers, and will feature fun, interactive and educational activities designed to celebrate nature...

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Saturday June Band July 20th

Saturday June Band July 20th

Sunday, July 20, 2014 Doors open at 4:00pm, concert at 6:00pm The Saturday June Band plays rock favorites from classic to contemporary and has performed at Navy Pier and Chicagofest. The band plays with an infectious enthusiasm that draws in the listener and makes you want to get out there and dance to those songs you know so well. Woodsong Concerts are held outdoors on the lawn in Klehm’s magnificent Fountain Garden. Bring a chair, pillow or blanket and a picnic dinner. Concerts are held rain or shine! We have a rain site. Concert Tickets...

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Creating Miniature Gardens July 9th

Creating Miniature Gardens July 9th

Wednesday, July 9, 2014 6:30pm – 8:00pm Master Gardener, Michelle Cox, gives a demonstration on fairy gardens.  Learn how to create your own miniature garden! We will review themes, designs with a focal point, planting and care practicalities, container choices and types of plants and accessories. Members: Free Non-Members: Included with admission. Photo taken at 2014 Garden Fair – MiniatureGardenShoppe.com, one of our vendors.     Register for Fairy Garden Class Name(required) Email(required) Member Non-Member Comment...

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Get Outside Winnebago July 1st

Get Outside Winnebago July 1st

Explore Klehm The gardens are blooming at Klehm! Stop by and enjoy our beautiful, manicured gardens and take a free ride on the Klehm Express Shuttle.  Rides are unscheduled and will run throughout the day.  Klehm’s paved trail is an ideal place to push a stroller and provides a flat, smooth surface for easy walking for all ages.  Don’t miss the Children’s Garden with hedge maze and lookout tower.  We also have a Self-Guided Scavenger Hunt suitable for all ages.  Come into the Visitor’s Center and we will stamp your...

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Ac.Rock in Concert June 15

Ac.Rock in Concert June 15

Sunday, June 15, 2014 Doors open at 4pm, concert at 6pm Ac•Rock is Chicago’s premier a cappella quartet, singing classic rock ‘n roll favorites from the 1950s and on. Ac•Rock sings boomer rock in stunning vocal harmony without instrumental accompaniment. It’s an engaging mix of tightly-crafted music and freewheeling humor that pleases audiences of all ages. There will be no food available for purchase at this concert, so pack your own food and beverages.  Alcohol is allowed. Woodsong Concerts are held outdoors on the lawn in...

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Garden Fair 2014

Garden Fair 2014

Friday, June 6, 2014 12pm-6pm Saturday, June 7, 2014 9am-5pm Sunday, June 8, 2014 9am-3pm   Klehm Arboretum and BMO Harris Bank are pleased to present the 21st annual Garden Fair. For more than two decades, Garden Fair has been the place to shop for flowers, shrubs, tools, outdoor art and other garden–related items. The event attracts more than 4,000 visitors every year. With over 70 exhibitors, it’s the area’s largest outdoor living marketplace and there’s something for everyone. Tickets are good for admission all three days. Advance Tickets...

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Memorial Day – Veterans Free

Memorial Day – Veterans Free

Monday, May 26, 2014 9am to 8pm To honor our servicemen and women, all veterans and their families receive free admission to Klehm Arboretum on Memorial Day. With the warmer weather this week there should be more flowers blooming.   Thank you for serving our country!

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2014 Plant Sale

2014 Plant Sale

May 9 -11, 2014 Hundreds of locally-grown annuals, perennials, herbs, wildflowers and other unusual plants!   Preview Night Friday May 9 • 5-8 pm 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 indoors location, only. $6 admission Spring Plant Sale Saturday, May 10 • 9am – 4pm | Sunday, May 11 • 9am – 2pm Plan to spend time this Mother’s Day weekend shopping for this year’s garden stock. The Plant...

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Community Dog Walk

Community Dog Walk

Sunday, May 4, 2014 1pm – 4pm It’s time for Klehm’s annual celebration of our best friend – the dog. Bring your canine friends to spend a day enjoying and exploring our entire 155 acres of gardens and grounds. Our Community Dog Walk is meant to be informal and fun so there’s no scheduled programs, but we do have a cause. Visitors are encouraged to offer cash donations to support Kibble Korner, Rockford’s pet food pantry. Kibble Korner has a mission to keep our area’s pets fed and in the homes they know and love. As families struggle...

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Arbor Dash 5K

Arbor Dash 5K

Friday, April 25, 2014 6:30pm Celebrate Arbor Day with a run through the woods! The first annual Arbor Dash is a non-competitive fun run through Klehm’s 155 acres of unique trees and glorious gardens at twilight. Part road race, part trail run, the Arbor Dash is open to runners and walkers of all ages and fitness levels, and everyone leaves with their very own tree! Participants will receive a commemorative Arbor Dash t-shirt, entrance to Klehm’s grounds for the day, a seedling to plant, and more.  Your registration fee will help Klehm...

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