Past Events

Hiking for Hounds

Hiking for Hounds

Sunday, October 18, 2015 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...

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Wine Tasting & Luminary Walk

Wine Tasting & Luminary Walk

Friday, October 9, 2015 7:00pm 9:00pm First 200 people to register receive a commemorative wine glass. Take a stroll through our illuminated paths while enjoying a fall wine tasting. Relax near a patio fire pit or step inside the Gallery Room to visit with friends. The Olive Oil Experience will provide an array of gourmet oils to sample. Twinkling lights, light horsd’oeuvres and live music complete the evening. Music...

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Autumn @ the Arboretum

Autumn @ the Arboretum

Sunday, October 4, 2015 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. There are...

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Native Plants of the Midwest

Native Plants of the Midwest

Saturday, September 12, 2015 10:00am – 11:00am This presentation is made possible through the Pauline J. & John R. Cook Horticulture Lecture Series Alan Branhagen is Director of Horticulture at Powell Gardens, supervising all design and management of horticulture in the gardens as well as the 970-acre property’s natural resources and wildlands. Alan is an all-around plantsman and naturalist (specializing in birds, butterflies and botany). Mr. Branhagen will share...

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Wood Song Concert: Classical Blast!

Wood Song Concert: Classical Blast!

Sunday, August 16, 2015 Doors open at 4:00pm, concert at 6:00pm “Classical Blast! is a unique band dedicated to bringing the classical arts to mainstream rock & pop music. We’re classically trained musicians who love to rock. We believe in the power of the arts ‘” to inspire, to educate, to uplift, to effect change, even to heal. We often use our time to teach or to perform at...

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Bumble Bees and Other Native Pollinators

Bumble Bees and Other Native Pollinators

Saturday, August 15, 2015 1:00am – 4:00pmish Native pollinators are a fascinating and important part of our lives and our landscapes. Pollinators influence and reflect the health of the environment which directly affects human health and well-being. Rockford has a lot of different species of native pollinators but many of their populations are declining. Gardeners can be directly involved in their survival. This program will acquaint you with some...

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Loaded Brush Painting Class

Loaded Brush Painting Class

Unfortunately, this event has been cancelled. Saturday, August 15 1pm 4pm...

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Twilight in the Garden

Twilight in the Garden

Saturday, August 29, 2015 5:00pm 10:00pm Unfortunately, this event has been cancelled. Please join us in celebrating great seasonal food and wonderful wine while supporting the programs, collections and education opportunities of Klehm Arboretum. Enjoy an elegant yet relaxed evening in Klehm’s beautiful gardensfeaturing a five-course meal with wine pairings prepared by Chef Rich Johnson, Hoffman House. 5:00pm Cocktails, Hors d’oerves and Tours 6:30pm Late Summer Feast Dancing to...

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Young Explorers – Sweet Dreams and Moon Beams

Young Explorers – Sweet Dreams and Moon Beams

Tuesday, August 4, 2015 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 a Master Gardener,...

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Oba William King “The Poetic Storyteller”

Oba William King “The Poetic Storyteller”

Saturday, August 1, 2015 9:00am On Saturday, August 1st at 9:00am, Oba William King ‘œThe Poetic Storyteller‘ will visit the Arboretum with his masterful storytelling, folklore and music. Oba is gifted at igniting audiences with rhythm and rhyme. It is sure to be a passionate morning of drum music and theatrical presentation. This event is sponsored by the Neighborhood Naturalist Program at Klehm Arboretum & Botanic Garden. Meet at...

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