Past Events

Winter Photo Walk

Winter Photo Walk

Saturday, February 15, 2014 9:00am Improve your photography skills while making new friends! Come out and join the Rockford Photo Club take a leisurely winter stroll.  It will be a great opportunity to get out and about with your camera, have fun, discuss all things photography, meet new people and enjoy the grounds at Klehm.  Please note a Klehm representative will not be present to answer grounds questions. Members: Free Non-Members: Included with admission Purchase a...

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Horticulture for the Holidays

Horticulture for the Holidays

Saturday, December 7, 2013 8:00 am Registration 8:15 am Keynote Speaker 9:30 am Session 1 Workshop 11:00 am Session 2 Workshop University of Illinois Extension brings its annual winter event, “Horticulture for the Holidays,” to Klehm Arboretum on Saturday, Dec. 7th. The cost to attend is $25 per person, which covers materials and instruction for three make-and-take workshops that incorporate the garden and nature with a seasonal twist. Join U of I Extension horticulture educator, Candice Miller, as she demonstrates various ways to use...

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Flute Club of Rockford Holiday Performance

Flute Club of Rockford Holiday Performance

Saturday, December  7th, 2013 12:00 pm – 1 pm Come to Klehm for a holiday performance by the Flute Club of Rockford.  Enjoy hot chocolate and cookies as their flute choir performs holiday music at the Visitors Center.  This event is open to the public and included with the regular garden admission.  Free to Klehm members.

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Park District Hiking Club Coming to Klehm

Park District Hiking Club Coming to Klehm

Tuesday, December 3, 2013 9am-10am Come take a walk and explore nature with Environmental Recreation and Education (ERE) staff from the Rockford Park District. Each 60-minute hike will begin promptly at 9:00 am. Look for a van with the Rockford Park District logo on the side. Locations are subject to change. Call 815-874-7576 to confirm. No registration is required for this drop-in program. (There is no charge for this event). This is a Rockford Park District event.  Please contact them with...

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Volunteer Appreciation Brunch

Volunteer Appreciation Brunch

Saturday, November 16th, 2013 10 am – 12 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 2014! Food will be provided by ABC Catering. RSVP to Sarah Lambert at [email protected] or 815.965.8146 by Monday, November 4th.

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Exploring Rockford’s Roots

Exploring Rockford’s Roots

Sunday, October 27, 2013 Klehm Hours 9am-4pm Klehm Arboretum has partnered with SWIFTT,Tinker Swiss Cottage Museum and Gardens, the Ethnic Heritage Museum and seven eateries in southwest Rockford for the community to “Explore Rockford’s Roots.” Admission is free to all three destinations and patrons will receive coupons worth up to $8 each for lunch or dinner at participating restaurants. This event has been organized by SWIFTT, a membership-based, non-profit economic and community development organization whose charter includes attracting...

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Hiking for Hounds – The Costume Contest

Hiking for Hounds – The Costume Contest

Sunday, October 13, 2013 10am – 2pm | Contest at 1pm Bring your costumed canine friends to spend a day enjoying and exploring our entire 155 acres of gardens and grounds. We have picnic sites and Coley’s Cooler will be on hand serving hot dogs. At 1pm that day, dog owners are encouraged to enter their furry friends into a free costume contest. Prizes will be awarded, and everyone will be able to take home good memories and pictures. In addition, there will be vendors with pet-friendly products to visit and an adoption event featuring...

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Autumn at the Arboretum

Autumn at the Arboretum

Sunday, October 4 | 9am – 4pm Admission is Free all Day Discover the beauty of autumn at Klehm’s annual fall festival. 155 acres of family-friendly enjoyment: Horse-drawn wagon rides, Billy the Balloon Guy (9am-2pm), Pickles the Clown (11am-3pm), face painting, scarecrow building, crafts and fun await the entire family. Enjoy music with DJ Stephen (11am-3pm) and end the day with violin by Olivia Dvorak.  Come prepared to play! Generously Sponsored by the DAO Foundation   Food Vendors Zammuto’s will have cider donuts, coffee, and...

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Smithsonian Museum Day

Smithsonian Museum Day

Saturday, September 28, 2013 Klehm will be opening its doors free of charge (to ticket holders) along with 1,400 other participating venues for the eighth annual Museum Day Live!  This immensely successful program, in which Klehm Arboretum will emulate the free admission policy of the Smithsonian Institute’s Washington, D.C. based facilities, encourages learning and the spread of knowledge nationwide. Participate in this great event.  To receive free admission, get your ticket at Smithsonian’s website smithsonianmag.com....

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Heirloom Flavor: Presentation and Book Signing by Doreen Howard

Heirloom Flavor: Presentation and Book Signing by Doreen Howard

Heirloom Flavor: Yesterday’s Best-Tasting Vegetables, Fruits, and Herbs for Today’s Cook Thursday, September 26, 2013 | 6pm – 8pm Doreen Howard is an award winning author, enthusiastic gardener and heirloom authority. Foodies and gardeners alike will want to attend Doreen Howard’s presentation on her latest book. She offers an alternative to the mass produced and too often flavorless-produce available at today’s supermarkets. Let her show you how to return to flavor with heirlooms. Her presentation will be followed by a question and answer...

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