Past Events

Wood Song Concert: Three Good Men

Wood Song Concert: Three Good Men

Sunday, June 21, 2015 Doors open at 4:00pm, concert at 6:00pm Three Good Men ( 3GM ) is a spinoff version of the widely recognized Northern Illinois favorite, Men of Our Times, in an informal acoustic set. You’re likely to hear some songs you wouldn’t expect along with a bunch that you will recognize.  Three Good Men share a connection to their songs much like the original artists would have and perform them the way they were meant to be remembered. It is a love of the songs themselves, along with the energy obtained from...

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Loaded Brush Painting Class – Peonies

Loaded Brush Painting Class – Peonies

Saturday, June 20, 2015 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Get creative and learn to paint in the great outdoors with Klehm and the expert instructors of 317 Studio & Gallery. The class will take place in the Children’s Garden gazebo and feature a brand new painting of Klehm’s very own peonies. We’ll provide everything you need – just bring your friends and a bottle of wine! Space is limited; Registration required | 21+ Admission: $30 for members | $35 for...

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America in Bloom Judging

America in Bloom Judging

Thursday, June 18 – Friday, June 19, 2014 We take great pride in our community, and we feel that it shows. As most American cities with a manufacturing history, Rockford is periodically challenged to redefine our economy and adapt to a new reality. Over the decades of change there has been a single constant, our affinity for our beautiful gardens, excellent park system, and rich heritage that is reflected in the number of citizens who have participated in this effort. Rockford’s participation in America in Bloom helps to galvanize and...

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22nd Annual Garden Fair

22nd Annual Garden Fair

Friday, June 5, 2015 12pm-6pm Saturday, June 6, 2015 9am-5pm Sunday, June 7, 2015 9am-3pm Don’t miss Rockford’s premier outdoor living marketplace, the first stop for nature enthusiasts, conscientious consumers, and gardeners of all stripes. More than 50 vendors will showcase everything from flowers, yard art and gardening tools to vintage furniture, reclaimed wood products and handmade organic soaps. There’s a little something for everyone. Echo Beach, an instrumental surf band, will be playing at noon on Saturday. $8 admission | kids 16...

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Exploring Rockford’s Roots

Exploring Rockford’s Roots

Sunday, May 31, 2015 Klehm Hours 9am-8pm South West Ideas For Today and Tomorrow (SWIFTT) invites you to “Explore Rockford’s Roots” Sunday, May 31. 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 enhance your enjoyment of this cultural tour. Admission is free to the three destinations, and patrons will...

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Community Dog Walk

Community Dog Walk

Sunday, May 17, 2015 1pm – 4pm It’s time for Klehm’s annual celebration of our best friend – the dog. Bring your canine friends to spend a day enjoying and exploring our entire 155 acres of gardens and grounds. Our Community Dog Walk is meant to be informal and fun so there’s no scheduled programs, but we do have a cause. Visitors are encouraged to offer cash donations to support Kibble Korner, Rockford’s pet food pantry. Dogs must be leashed and well behaved. All dogs and Klehm members are free. Admission: $3 adults, $2 seniors, kids...

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National Public Gardens Day

National Public Gardens Day

Friday, May 8, 2015 9:00 am – 8:00pm National Public Gardens Day takes place annually on Mother’s Day weekend, an unofficial start of spring and a time when the environment is top of mind. Visit Klehm this day to explore and discover our gardens, while learning about our commitment to education, research and environmental stewardship.  FREE Admission (Does not include admission to our Plant Sale Preview Sale from 5:00pm – 8:00pm) Find out more about National Public Gardens Day....

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2015 Plant Sale

2015 Plant Sale

Plant Sale Preview Night Friday, May 8 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. 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 indoor location only. $5 admission Spring Plant Sale Saturday, May 9 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Sunday, May 10 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Plan to spend time Mother’s Day weekend shopping for this year’s garden stock. The Plant Sale expands to include our outdoors location, too. Choose from...

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Plant Sale Donations

Plant Sale Donations

We will be accepting plant sale donations on Monday, May 4 thru Thursday, May 6th. Bring your potted or bagged and labeled (color, variety) donations to Klehm Arboretum between 9am – 4pm daily during this time.  If you donate 10 plants, you will receive free admission to our Plant Sale Preview Night ($5 admission) on Friday, May 8 from 5pm – 8pm.   Print our flyer, pass it on to your friends and help the donation effort!      Our Annual Plant Sale is Saturday, May 9 9am-4pm and Sunday, May 10 9am – 2pm.  Admission is FREE.        ...

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Gardening with Ornamental Grasses

Gardening with Ornamental Grasses

Saturday, April 25, 2015 10:00am- 11:00am Michelle Cox, U of I Extension Master Gardener Grasses provide interest and texture in the garden; however the choices are numerous. Michelle will provide guidance for selection and care, and offer ideas on unique and appealing pairings in the landscape. Members: Free Non-Members: Daily Admission Registration Name(required) Email(required) Additional guests Thank you for registering. You will not receive a confirmation...

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