Past Events

Guys on Grass Class

Guys on Grass Class

Saturday, April 5, 2014 10:00am As a die-hard gardener, Mike’s philosophy about lawns can be summed up in this phrase: “When in doubt, rip it out.” Yet, as a radio show host, he knows that people love their lawns, so his compromise is to preach the gospel of organic lawn care. He notes that 68% of consumers say that their concern for the environment is a consideration when buying lawn and garden products. Yet these same people are the ones who are afraid of what their neighbors will think if they don’t  have a lawn that looks like...

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Growing Lilies

Growing Lilies

Saturday, March 29, 2014 9:30am-11:30am Woodruff Imberman  is  past president of the  Lily Society and lectures widely on lilies at garden clubs throughout the Midwest. He is the author of numerous articles in regional and national horticultural magazines on lilies, is an amateur lily hybridizer, an accredited international lily judge, and has won many awards for his lilies. Those attending the talk will learn simple propagation techniques for growing lilies, hear about  the wide variety of lilies that flourish in our area, and how to design...

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Klehm Family Day

Klehm Family Day

Saturday, March 22 10:00am – 2:00pm Our March Family Day will focus on flowers and things that bloom! We have lots of fun things planned  for this months family-focused day. Be prepared to keep busy! Make flower crafts, keep busy with other “blooming” fun and search the gallery room for flowers found in the Klehm Gardens.  We know kids love Scavenger Hunts, so we have hidden ten different flower varieties around the gallery room.  See how long it takes to find all ten. Take a walk outside to look for a Robin.  We know they...

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Chicago Flower & Garden Show Bus Trip

Chicago Flower & Garden Show Bus Trip

Thursday, March 20, 2014 8:00am Join Klehm on a bus trip to explore the Chicago Flower and Garden Show at Navy Pier. The show features more than 17,000 feet of flowers, plants, shopping, hands-on workshops, kids’ activities and more! You’ll skip the traffic and parking fees and find everything you need to make your garden the envy of the neighborhood. Price includes transportation and entrance to the show. Date: Thursday, March 20, 2014 Depart from Klehm at 8:00am Arrive back at Klehm at approximately 5:00pm Cost: $45 each Space is limited;...

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Seed Starting and Propagation

Seed Starting and Propagation

Saturday, March 1, 2014 9:30am John Moors, Director of Collections at Klehm Arboretum, will discuss seed selection, growing supplies, artificial lights and caring for tender young plants Members: Free Non-members: Included with admission Purchase a Membership

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Klehm Family Day

Klehm Family Day

Saturday, February 22, 2014 10:00am – 2:00pm Our February Family Day will focus on the birds that make Klehm and Northern IL their home in winter.  Each winter the North Central Illinois Ornithological Society (NCIOS) performs a bird count at Klehm and throughout Winnebago, Ogle and Boone counties. Families can go on a scavenger hunt for the birds counted by NCIOS.  After the walk, warm up in the Visitors Center Gallery with hot drinks and cookies. Kids can make and take home bird feeders, work on cardinal bird art and keep busy with...

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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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