Past Events

Girl Scouts

Girl Scouts

Girl Scout Day @ the Arboretum When: Sunday, October 2, 2016 9:00am – 4:00pm Where: Klehm Arboretum & Botanic Garden What: Girl Scout Day at the Arboretum is a chance for Girl Scout Troops in Northern Illinois to come out to Klehm Arboretum for a fun filled day of nature related activities. There are six stations for Girl Scouts to complete. At each station, Scouts will learn about and...

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RAM Workshop – ART IN BLOOM

RAM Workshop – ART IN BLOOM

Saturday, June 25, 2016 10:30am – 12:00pm “CREATE FLORAL ARRANGEMENTS + DÉCOR FROM YOUR OWN BACKYARD” WORKSHOP WITH JIM WOJTOWICZ Klehm Landscape Architect Jim Wojtowicz (“voy-TOE-vitch”) shows how to use natural materials found in your own backyard to create quick and easy floral pieces and décor in this lively workshop. $10 ADMISSION $7 for members of RAM, Klehm, Anderson Gardens, Nicholas Conservatory Art in Bloom is presented by Rockford...

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Woodsong Concert: Too Deep Band

Woodsong Concert: Too Deep Band

Sunday, June 19, 2016   Father’s Day Doors open at 4:00pm, concert at 6:00pm Treat Dad to a night of R&B! TOO DEEP Featuring the Hanserd Brothers have been entertaining audiences at festivals, concerts and night club circuits for over 25 years. The longevity is a testament to the power of the family, the Hanserd Brothers: Cedric, Steve and Brian have been performing together since they were kids growing up...

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Exploring Rockford’s Roots

Exploring Rockford’s Roots

Sunday, June 12th, 2015 Klehm Hours 9am-8pm South West Ideas For Today and Tomorrow (SWIFTT) invites you to ‘œExplore Rockford’s Roots’ Sunday, June 12th. Three southwest Rockford attractions will open their doors to the public and offer food coupons that may be redeemed at eight area eating establishments. Once again, Klehm Arboretum & Botanic Garden, Tinker Swiss Cottage, and the Ethnic Heritage Museum will partner with seven eateries to...

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Folktales, Drums & Poetry “Spinnin a Yarn”

Folktales, Drums & Poetry  “Spinnin a Yarn”

Saturday, June 11, 2016 9:00am – 11:00am On Saturday, June 11th at 9:00am – 11:00am, Oba William King‘ The Poetic Storyteller’ will visit the Arboretum with his masterful storytelling, folklore and music. This interactive workshop is designed for 50 minute sessions with an interactive sharing and drumming component.  Traditional Folktales presentation follows the theme of Nature in your Neighborhood.  Join us to learn about the science of art.  Oba...

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Garden Fair – Flowers, Antiques & Art!

Garden Fair – Flowers, Antiques & Art!

Saturday, June 4, 2016 9am-6pm Sunday, June 5, 2016 9am-4pm Our annual Garden Fair is getting a little face lift this year. ‘New and Improved‘ isn’t just for your cereal box anymore! We’ve eliminated Friday night and extended our Sunday hours. We’re also adding more vendors, food options, entertainment and even rearranging things a bit. There will still be all the great vendors you have come to know and...

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Down Peony Lane with Roy Klehm

Down Peony Lane with Roy Klehm

Wednesday, June 1, 2016 6:30pm Roy will cover all gardening aspects of Woody and Herbaceous Peonies and also the Intersectionals {Itohs}. Roy and his brothers Arnold and Carl Jr. {Chuck} donated their Rockford Nursery ground (Klehm Arboretum & Botanic Garden) in the early 1980s to the Winnebago Forrest Preserve District. It was Chuck’s idea and original push to establish this property as an arboretum. The property had numerous large...

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Memorial Day – Veterans Free

Memorial Day – Veterans Free

Monday, May 30, 2016 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...

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Boy Scout Fly Fishing Badge Class

Boy Scout Fly Fishing Badge Class

Saturday, May 14, 2016 9:00am- 12:00pm Clarcor Pavilion | $10 Fly-fishing is a specialized form of fishing that combines skill and artistry. Scouts will gain an understanding of fly fishing hazards, equipment, and fishing regulations. Then they will complete hands on activities while learning how to tie proper knots, match rods, lines, and leaders, and cast a fly over 30 feet. After the program, the scouts will put their...

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Museums for Moms

Museums for Moms

Sunday, May 8, 2016 10:00am – 4:00pm Wondering what to get mom for Mother’s Day? Celebrate Mother’s Day with free admission for all mothers and grandmothers at five area museums! Pick up a passport at one museum, then visit three more museums and be entered in a drawing to win free memberships to all five museums! Participating museums, in addition to Klehm Arboretum & Botanic Garden, are Discovery Museum;...

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