Past Events

Mom & Me Class – Postponed

Mom & Me Class – Postponed

Date: TBA Moms, aunts, grandmas and women bring the special child in their life to attend Mary Lynn Deckard’s class on building fairy gardens with kids.  Mary Lynn will fire their imagination with her easy to follow steps and discussion about different containers and themes available for these gardens.  They’ll especially love being able to look at the living examples Mary Lynn will display that day. You’ll also see how miniature furniture and figurines can turn these gardens into a beloved living doll house. Make a day of it and pack a...

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Miles Nielsen & The Rusted Hearts

Miles Nielsen & The Rusted Hearts

Sunday, June 16, 2013 Gates open 4pm, Concert starts at 6pm Miles Nielsen’s stirs up his own pop rock brand of Beatles-esque Cosmic Americana. Pop rock arrangements and sunny melodies tucked between a long lost country folk steel guitar floating through speakers around crashing drums, bouncing bass lines and smooth as butter keys. Milesnielsen.com Cost: $10 per person / $5 members / Kids 12+under  FREE  

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Story Time & Fun with Two Toads Environmental Experience

Story Time & Fun with Two Toads Environmental Experience

Saturday, June 15, 2013 10am to 12pm This summer, kids will be captivated as volunteers read from nature themed stories in the Nancy Olson Children’s Garden. Each story will be followed up by a related activity with Jan and Mary from the Two Toads Environmental Experience. The fun can keep going when you pack a picnic lunch for the family.  Klehm has two picnic sites, one in the Children’s Garden. Cost: Included with Admission

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Garden Fair 2013

Garden Fair 2013

Friday June 7th – Sunday June 9th Friday, 12pm – 8pm Saturday, 9am – 5pm Sunday, 9am – 3pm Klehm Arboretum and BMO Harris Bank are pleased to present the 20th annual Garden Fair. For two decades, Garden Fair has proven to be the place to shop for flowers, shrubs, tools, outdoor art and other garden–related items. The event is expected to attract more than 5,000 visitors. With over 80 exhibitors it’s the area’s largest outdoor living marketplace, there’s something for everyone. Tickets are good for admission all 3 days. Advanced Tickets...

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Hiking for Hounds

Hiking for Hounds

Sunday, June 2, 2013 10am – 2pm It’s time for Klehm’s annual celebration of our best friend – the dog. Bring your canine friends to spend a day enjoying and exploring our entire 155 acres of gardens and grounds. Our Community Dog Walk is meant to be informal and fun so there’s no scheduled programs, but we do have a cause. Visitors are encouraged to offer cash donations to support Kibble Korner, Rockford’s pet food pantry. Kibble Korner has a mission to keep our area’s pets fed and in the homes they know and love. As families struggle...

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New Members Lunch

New Members Lunch

Sunday, June 2, 2013 12pm to 1:30pm By joining Klehm you’ve opened the door to a world of experiences and horticultural enrichments.  Learn about activities and benefits that are planned especially for Klehm members.  Meet the staff and Board Members who care about your experience at Klehm.  All members that have joined within the past year are welcome to attend.  Lunch and Klehm Express tour are included.  Call 815-965-8146 to make a reservation.  

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Rhododendron & Azalea Dell Program and Tour

Rhododendron & Azalea Dell Program and Tour

Saturday, June 1, 2013 1pm-3pm Presented by Dave Hinde Join Dave Hinde for this fascinating program and tour of the “Rhododendron & Azalea Dell” at Klehm. The Dell is a volunteer-inspired project designed to demonstrate the beauty of many acid-loving plants, and the feasibility of growing them in our northern climate and limestone-underlain soil conditions. You’ll learn the basics about growing these acid-loving plants and the history of the Dell. Afterwards, Dave will lead you through this beautiful collection which now boasts over 90...

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Memorial Day: Free Admission for Veterans & Their Families

Memorial Day: Free Admission for Veterans & Their Families

Monday, May 27, 2013 9am to 8pm To honor our servicemen and women, all veterans and their families receive free admission to Klehm Arboretum on Memorial Day. Warm weather means you’ll find many spring and summer flowers in bloom now. Thank you for serving our country!

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Close-up: Macro & Micro Photography

Close-up: Macro & Micro Photography

Saturday, May 25, 2013 9am-11am We invite you to take a closer look at the small side of nature. Join Walter Piorkowski, a local photomicroscopist with over 35 years experience, as he teaches the techniques and forms of photography used to capture the smallest subjects in nature. Mr. Piorkowski has received international recognition for his photomicrographic work. In addition to the techniques and software relating to the exciting application of “image stacking,” the presentation will cover photo basics, specialized equipment and lighting....

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National Public Garden Day 2013

National Public Garden Day 2013

Friday, May 10, 2013 9am to 8pm National Public Gardens Day takes place annually on Mother’s Day weekend, an unofficial start of spring and a time when the environment is top of mind. Visit Klehm anytime this weekend to discover and explore our garden, while learning about our commitment to education, research and environmental stewardship. Find out more about National Public Gardens Day. Cost: Free Admission  

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