Past Events

Hiking for Hounds

Hiking for Hounds

Sunday, October 19, 2014 10:00am-2:00pm It’s time for Klehm’s annual celebration of our best friend – the dog.  Bring your costumed canine friends to spend a day enjoying and exploring our entire 155 acres of gardens and grounds.  At 1pm that day, dog owners are encouraged to enter their furry friends into a costume contest.  Prizes will be awarded, and everyone will be able to take home good memories and pictures.  In addition, there will be vendors with pet-friendly products to visit and an adoption event featuring local...

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Autumn @ the Arboretum

Autumn @ the Arboretum

Sunday, October 5, 2014 9:00am-4:00pm Join us for our annual fall festival!  Experience the beauty of fall as we use our entire 155 acre property for family-friendly fun.  October is one of the best times to witness trees with their rich autumn colors.  Build a scarecrow, enjoy horse-drawn wagon rides, make a fall craft to take home, and enjoy entertainment and activities for kids of all ages.  Have you seen the Oscar Mayer Wienermobile in person?  Well, now is your chance!  The Wienermobile will be here all day hosting kids activities.  ...

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Meditation Club

Meditation Club

Saturday, October 4, 2014 9:30am – 10:30am Do you have a busy lifestyle and need to slow down and see the beauty in the world around you?  The tranquil gardens at Klehm will be the backdrop for a new meditation class held weekly on Saturday mornings.  Join this new class and learn the practice of Vipassana meditation. Purpose of Vipassanā Meditation To calm and clear the mind To view the world with clarity To find balance within the self Where, when, and what to bring Weekly on Saturdays at 9:30 A.M to 10:30 A.M. at Klehm Arboretum...

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Wine Tasting & Luminary Walk

Wine Tasting & Luminary Walk

Friday, September 26 7:00pm to 9:00pm Take a stroll through our illuminated paths while enjoying an evening wine tasting in the beautiful Fountain Garden compliments of PRP Wine International featuring multiple wine tasting stations.  Twinkling lights, hors d’oerves and live music by the Firelight Dimmers complete the evening. This event is dedicated to the members who continually support Klehm Arboretum and our mission.  We encourage you to bring friends new to Klehm so they can discover the many things our gardens have to offer for...

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Twilight in the Garden

Twilight in the Garden

Saturday, September 13, 2014 5:00pm – 10:00pm $100 per person Celebrate Klehm Arboretum’s 25th Anniversary at Twilight in the Garden Twilight in the Garden is an opportunity for Rockford to celebrate great local foods and wonderful wines while supporting the programs, gardens, collections and educational opportunities that make Klehm Arboretum a cornerstone of Stateline gardening culture.  5:00pm  Cocktails & Tours  7:00pm  Dinner (Five-Course Menu)  9:00pm  Raffle & Dancing Start your night with cocktails and hors d’oeuvres...

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Big Daddy Woo Woo

Big Daddy Woo Woo

Sunday, August 17, 2014 Doors open at 4:00pm, concert at 6:00pm If dancing and just plain having a good time is what you like to do, this concert is for you! A very well seasoned band with years of musical experience. Big Daddy Woo Woo has opened up for “KC and The Sunshine Band”, played with members of “The Time”, opened up for “Confunkshun”, opened up for “38 Special” and also played after “Earth, Wind & Fire” as the finale for the Beloit Riverfest!   The Gardens close at...

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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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