Past Events

Art on the Lawn

Art on the Lawn

Sunday, July 19, 2015 11:00am – 6:00pm Art on the Lawn, a Rockford tradition since 2000, is moving to a new home at Klehm Arboretum in 2015. The juried fine art show will feature a wide variety of fine art in many media available to purchase: photograph, ceramics, fiber/paper, glass, mixed media, painting, sculpture, wearable art and more. Art on the Lawn admission includes entrance to Klehm’s outdoor concert...

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Wood Song Concert: The Jimmys

Wood Song Concert: The Jimmys

Sunday, July 19, 2015 Concert at 6:00pm, directly after Art on the Lawn The Jimmys are a powerhouse, seven-piece band influenced by raw Chicago Blues to second line New Orleans funk. With touring experience throughout the U.S. and Europe, The Jimmys have amassed international acclaim. Members of this band have garnered Wisconsin’s top honors in Blues to Grammy recognition to platinum records! “Guaranteed to make you shake a tail...

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Yoga in the Trees

Yoga in the Trees

Saturday, July 18, 2015 9:00am – 10:00am Can you do tree pose? You will be super inspired during this relaxing yoga class taught in our beautiful outdoor setting. Claudette Pirrello, certified yoga instructor, will teach this restorative yoga class suitable for all levels. Inhale the birdsong, listen to the sunlight, and allow nature to soothe your mind and energize your body. Bring your own mat. Meet in the Fountain...

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Young Explorers – Winged Wonders

Young Explorers – Winged Wonders

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, Master Naturalist and Klehm Arboretum volunteers, and...

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“Get Outside!” Forest Preserve Day

“Get Outside!” Forest Preserve Day

Sunday, July 12 9:00am – 8:00pm The gardens are blooming at Klehm Arboretum! Stop by and enjoy our beautiful, manicured gardens and take a free ride on the Klehm Express Shuttle. Rides are unscheduled and will run between 10:00am – 3:00pm. Klehm’s paved trail is an ideal place to push a stroller and provides a flat smooth surface for easy walking for all ages. Don’t miss the children’s garden!...

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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...

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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;...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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