Past Events

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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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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