Past Events

Community Dog Walk

Community Dog Walk

Sunday, May 17, 2015 1pm – 4pm 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...

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National Public Gardens Day

National Public Gardens Day

Friday, May 8, 2015 9:00 am – 8:00pm 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 this day to explore and discover our gardens, while learning about our commitment to education, research and environmental stewardship. FREE Admission (Does not include admission to our Plant Sale Preview Sale from 5:00pm...

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Gardening with Ornamental Grasses

Gardening with Ornamental Grasses

Saturday, April 25, 2015 10:00am- 11:00am Michelle Cox, U of I Extension Master Gardener Grasses provide interest and texture in the garden; however the choices are numerous. Michelle will provide guidance for selection and care, and offer ideas on unique and appealing pairings in the landscape. Members: Free Non-Members: Daily Admission Registration Name(required) Email(required) Additional guests Thank you for registering. You will not receive a confirmation...

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What Trees to Plant after EAB Strikes

What Trees to Plant after EAB Strikes

April 18, 2015 10:00am – 11:30am This presentation is made possible by the Pauline J. & John R. Cook Horticulture Series Dave Wanninger is the Horticulturist in Charge at Boerner Botanical Gardens in Hales Corners, Wisconsin. Previously, Dave worked many years as Horticulturist at Beaver Creek Nursery and Klehm’s Song Sparrow Farm (not affiliated with Klehm Arboretum). Before that, Dave operated a landscaping company and was the nursery manager...

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Botanica: a gardener’s luncheon

Botanica: a gardener’s luncheon

Wednesday, April 15, 2015 10:00 am   Featured Speaker – Melinda Myers Help us welcome spring at Botanica 2015! This year’s luncheon will feature speaker Melinda Myers, a nationally renowned gardening expert and author specializing in Midwestern gardening. Among many other projects, she’s a columnist for the magazines Birds & Blooms and Gardening How-To, produces the nationally-syndicated radio and TV segments ‘œMelinda’s Garden Moment,’ and has published 20 books,...

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Seed Starting and Propagation

Seed Starting and Propagation

Saturday, March 14, 2015 9:30am-11:00am 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       Registration Name(required) Email(required) List additional guests here. Purchase a...

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Lilies in the Rock River Valley

Lilies in the Rock River Valley

Saturday, February 28, 2015 9:30am-11:30am Dr. Woodruff Imberman will present a slide show/talk “How To Make Your Rock River Area Lilies Great”. 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...

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Bus Trip to Madison Garden Expo

Bus Trip to Madison Garden Expo

Join Klehm on a bus trip to explore the 22nd annual Wisconsin Public Television Garden Expo at the Alliant Energy Center. The show features educational seminars, garden-related shopping, horticultural experts and more! 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: Saturday, February 14, 2015 Depart from Klehm at...

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Indoor Outdoor Matinee

Indoor Outdoor Matinee

Saturday, January 31, 2015 1:00pm There may be too much snow on the ground to enjoy a movie in the gardens, but that doesn’t mean we can’t pretend! Beat the cold by bringing your lawn chairs and picnic baskets for a Saturday matinee showing of the original Dr. Doolittle (1968) in Klehm’s Visitors Center. Be sure to invite your favorite stuffed animal to join the fun! (If you would...

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Winter Bird Walk

Winter Bird Walk

Saturday, January 10, 2015 8:30am 10:30am Looking for a fun family activity? This is it! Get up early and help local bird expert Barb Williams search and listen for native birds in the quiet atmosphere. She will lead a family-friendly walk to identify the many birds making the arboretum their home. Visitors can help listen for the distinct sounds and learn the songs and calls of native birds such...

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