Past Events

Young Explorers – Plant Science Palooza

Young Explorers – Plant Science Palooza

Tuesday, July 28, 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,...

read more

Maintaining Your Perennial Garden

Maintaining Your Perennial Garden

Thursday, July 23, 2015 6:00pm – 7:30pm Master Gardener, Michelle Cox, will cover pruning to maintain your perennial garden and keep it looking good all summer long. Introduction to Pruning Perennials Laying out plants Staking Division Why we prune Techniques Tools Benefits Deadheading Let it go to seed? Cutting back Pinching, Thinning, and Deadleafing Members: Free Non-Members: Included with daily admission Registration Name(required) Email(required) Additional guests Thank you for...

read more

Bumble Bees and Other Native Pollinators

Bumble Bees and Other Native Pollinators

Tuesday, July 21, 2015 10:00am – 1:00ish 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...

read more

Young Explorers – The Good, The Bad and The Ugly

Young Explorers – The Good, The Bad and The Ugly

Tuesday, July 21, 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,...

read more

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 series,...

read more

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...

read more

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...

read more

“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!...

read more

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...

read more

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...

read more