Past Events

Lilies in the Rock River Valley

Lilies in the Rock River Valley

Saturday, February 28, 2015 9:30am-11:30am Dr. Woodruff Imberman will present a slide show/talk “How To Make Your Rock River Area Lilies Great”.  Woodruff Imberman is past president of the Lily Society and lectures widely on lilies at garden clubs throughout the Midwest. He is the author of numerous articles in regional and national horticultural magazines on lilies, is an amateur lily hybridizer, an accredited international lily judge, and has won many awards for his lilies. Those attending the talk will learn simple propagation...

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Bus Trip to Madison Garden Expo

Bus Trip to Madison Garden Expo

Join Klehm on a bus trip to explore the 22nd annual Wisconsin Public Television Garden Expo at the Alliant Energy Center.  The show features educational seminars, garden-related shopping, horticultural experts and more! Skip the traffic and parking fees and find everything you need to make your garden the envy of the neighborhood. Price includes transportation and entrance to the show. Date: Saturday, February 14, 2015 Depart from Klehm at 7:30am Arrive back at Klehm at approximately 3:30pm (in time for your Valentine’s Day plans!)...

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Indoor Outdoor Matinee

Indoor Outdoor Matinee

Saturday, January 31, 2015 1:00pm There may be too much snow on the ground to enjoy a movie in the gardens, but that doesn’t mean we can’t pretend! Beat the cold by bringing your lawn chairs and picnic baskets for a Saturday matinee showing of the original Dr. Doolittle (1968) in Klehm’s Visitors Center.  Be sure to invite your favorite stuffed animal to join the fun! (If you would please register so we have enough popcorn ready for the show, we would appreciate it).   Popcorn, candy and soda will be available for purchase. $3 for adults...

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Winter Bird Walk

Winter Bird Walk

Saturday, January 10, 2015 8:30am – 10:30am Looking for a fun family activity?  This is it!  Get up early and help local bird expert Barb Williams search and listen for native birds in the quiet atmosphere.  She will lead a family-friendly walk to identify the many birds making the arboretum their home.  Visitors can help listen for the distinct sounds and learn the songs and calls of native birds such as an owl, cedar waxwing or black-capped chickadee singing.  Come dressed for the weather and warm up with hot chocolate afterward.  Then,...

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Horticulture for the Holidays

Horticulture for the Holidays

Saturday, November 15, 2014 9:00am – 12.00pm University of Illinois Extension’s annual Horticulture for the Holidays event is scheduled for November 15th from 9 a.m. to noon (check-in begins at 8:30 a.m.) at Klehm Arboretum & Botanic Garden. Participants will experience two make-it-take-it workshops. The $25 fee includes all workshop materials, admission into Klehm Arboretum, and morning beverage service. Registration is limited. Call The hands-on workshops are designed to inspire participants to incorporate horticulture into...

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Donation Day

Donation Day

Tuesday, November 4, 2014 9:00am – 4:00pm Bring your friends and family to enjoy the beauty of Klehm.  We have almost two miles of paved paths winding through gardens and arboretum, plus over 2.5 miles of unpaved, woody trails.  Friendly, leashed dogs are welcome.  Admission is free and donations of any amount are appreciated.  Your support makes a difference.

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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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