Smithsonian Museum Day

Saturday, September 24, 2011 by

Get Your Ticket to Free Admission For a second year Klehm is particpating in Museum Day.  Visitors can take advantage of this annual event hosted by Smithsonian Magazine in which participating museums across the country open their doors for free to anyone presenting a Museum Day Ticket.  It’s a great time to visit.  The Arboretum’s trees take center stage this time of year with their dazzling array of colors.  Admission is free only to those presenting a Museum Day Ticket.  Visit smithsonian.com/museumday to get your ticket...

read more

Frederik Meijer Sculpture Garden...

Wednesday, September 21, 2011 by

Cancelled due to low number of reservations. Bus to Frederik Meijer Sculpture Garden & Windmill Islands Gardens Leave 8am – Wednesday, September 21, 2011 Return 5pm – Thursday, September 22,...

read more

American Conifer Society, IL Rendezvous...

Saturday, September 17, 2011 by

Second Annual American Conifer Society Illinois Rendezvous Come to Rockford, Illinois, for the opportunity to learn from Tim Gruner, the curator of Anderson Japanese Gardens, and Dr. Jeffrey Behr, a Rockford resident who has a collection of 185 Japanese maples. Tour Klehm Arboretum, Anderson Gardens, and 5 private gardens. The day will begin at Klehm Arboretum, 2715 S. Main, Rockford. 8:30 AM- Tour at Klehm Arboretum Klehm Arboretum has an assortment of plant life unlike any other natural area in the United States. The combination of native plants and those from around the world provides a unique botanical resource for study. The site includes many unique species from throughout the United States that normally do not thrive in this region, plus the Midwest’s most vigorous mature evergreen collection. 10:00 – Tim Gruner, Curator of...

read more

From Green Roofs to Fields of Flowers...

Wednesday, August 31, 2011 by

From Green Roofs to Fields of Flowers – Designing, Specifying, Installing and Managing the LEED Landscape by U.S. Green Building Council – Rockford/Northern Illinois Branch Date: August 31, 2011 5:30 PM – 8:00 PM Location: Klehm Arboretum, 2715 South Main Street Rockford, IL Cost: $10 – USGBC Members , Klehm Members, and Students | $20 – Non-Members   Join the USGBC – Illinois Chapter’s, Rockford/Northern Illinois Branch for From Green Roofs to Fields of Flowers – Designing, Specifying, Installing and Managing the LEED Landscape.  Utilizing the Sustainable Sites Initiative guidelines and 22 years of ecological restoration experience, we will discuss the reasons for sustainable landscaping and how best to achieve and maintain ecological stability on new and redeveloped sites. Green Roofs and native flora, bio-swales, erosion control and storm water manage- ment are just some...

read more

Woodsong: Saturday June Band

Sunday, August 14, 2011 by

Gates open at 4pm, concert at 6pm Concerts are held outdoors on the lawn in Klehm’s magnificent Fountain Garden. Bring a blanket & picnic dinner to enjoy during the concert. Free guest shuttle service to and from the parking lot is provided at no charge. Rain location is on site – no concert will be cancelled because of weather. The Saturday June Band plays music from Contemporary to Classic Rock and has performed at Navy Pier and Chicagofest. Individual Concert Members $18, Public $20 What’s Woodsong Like?  Northwest Bank video of ABBA Salute...

read more

Members Only Ice Cream Social

Sunday, August 7, 2011 by

Sunday, August 7, 2011 / 4pm–7pm In Klehm’s Fountain Garden Doesn’t an ice cream sundae on a hot summer afternoon sound yummy? Join your friends for our 2nd annual Ice Cream Social, just for Klehm members. Enjoy a build-your-own Ice Cream Sundae bar.  Play fun outdoor games for kids of all ages including trivia games and scavenger hunts.  RSVP Today (815) 965-8146 or dpfluger@klehm.org. Non-member guests welcome with $3 donation.  Activities will move into Klehm’s Visitor Center in case of rain. Members FREE/Guests...

read more