Past Events

Annual Plant Sale

Annual Plant Sale

Plant Sale Preview Night
Friday, May 6
5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Shop early for the best selection of plants. Many plants are from the area’s best gardeners—Klehm members and plants divided from the Klehm grounds. $5 admission
Spring Plant Sale
Saturday, May 7
9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

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3rd Annual Arbor Dash 5K

3rd Annual Arbor Dash 5K

Friday, April 29, 2016 6:30pm Race Starts The 3rd annual Arbor Dash is a fun trail run through Klehm’s grounds via paved paths and dirt trails. Enjoy the scenic landscape and invite your friends to join you. Put a team together and you will receive discounted rates. This race is open to runners and walkers of all ages and fitness levels. Every participant goes home with their own seedling...

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Tree and Shrub Planting

Tree and Shrub Planting

Saturday, April 9, 2016 9:00am 11:00am Have you planted a tree only to see it dead in the spring or not thriving at its current location. Director of Horticulture, John Moors, will teach you the proper techniques for planting trees and shrubs. Klehm Members: Free Public: Free with daily admission purchase.   Register for class If you are a non-member, you will pay your admission on the date of...

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Botanica Lunch at Klehm

Botanica Lunch at Klehm

Friday, April 8, 2016 Klehm Arboretum is excited to announce that this year’s spring luncheon, BOTANICA, is scheduled for Friday, April 8th, on site at the Klehm visitor center/gallery. This year is the 22nd consecutive running of this popular spring event! We are delighted to have Leslie Goddard, historian and actress, as our featured presentation. Leslie will bring to life the story of noted author and environmentalist Rachel Carson....

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Winter Wonderland Party

Winter Wonderland Party

Monday, January 18, 2016 3:00pm – 5:00pm Come and meet our very special guests provided by Once Upon a Dream Performances. The infamous Snow Queen and Snow Princess along with Bat Hero and Spider Hero will be entertaining our guests with sing-a-longs, autograph sessions and fun conversation. Kids can dance among the bubbles, make a take home craft, have their face painted and enjoy snacks, desserts and beverages while...

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Volunteer Appreciation Brunch

Volunteer Appreciation Brunch

Saturday, November 14th, 2015 10:00 am – 12:00 pm Volunteers are invited to celebrate a great year at the arboretum – one that wouldn’t be possible without the hard work of all our volunteers. Get the scoop on what you can expect from Klehm in 2015! Food will be provided by ABC Catering. RSVP to Chris Sarna at rentals@klehm.org or 815.965.8146 by Monday, November...

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LIKE Your Favorite Pooch Pic

LIKE Your Favorite Pooch Pic

Vote now! As part of your 2015 Hiking for Hounds Costume Contest, the “Public’s Choice” category needs your help. We photographed over 30 dogs at Hiking for Hounds and invite you to help decide the winner. Each dog photo will be judged based on the number of LIKES he/she receives. The contest ends on Friday, October 23rd at noon. At that time, we will total up the LIKES and...

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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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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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