Past Events

Donation Day #GivingTuesday

Donation Day #GivingTuesday

Tuesday, December 2, 2014 9:00am – 4:00pm Everyone is welcome and encouraged to invite their friends, family, and fellow community members to visit Klehm on this day. Weather pending, we have almost two miles of paved paths (not all plowed if snow) winding through the arboretum, plus over 2.5 miles of unpaved, woody trails.  Friendly, leashed dogs are welcome.  Get out and experience Klehm in the winter months. We know you’ll come back! Admission is free and donations of any amount are appreciated.  Your support makes a difference....

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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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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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