Summer Photography Contest Awards...

Sunday, October 7, 2012 by

Sunday, October 7, 2012 Award Ceremony at 12pm This summer Klehm launched its first ever digital photography contest. The contest ran from June 25 to September 21, 2012. Amateur photographers were invited to capture the beauty and natural wonders of summer at Klehm through digital photography. Winners were announced October 3, 2012 and an award ceremony will be held October 7, 2012 at Klehm’s annual Autumn at the Arboretum.  The ceremony will be held in Klehm’s Visitors Center gallery at noon.  Admission is free & everyone is invited to attend.   The Winners Click here to see this year’s winner.  Plus, visit our Flickr page to see all photos from our Summer 2012: Amateur Photography Contest.   Learn more about the Summer 2012: Amateur Photography Contest.   Photo taken by Tracey Kammann under Life at...

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Autumn at the Arboretum 2012

Sunday, October 7, 2012 by

Sunday, October 7, 2012 9:00am – 4:00pm Free Admission Save the date and join Klehm Arboretum for our annual fall festival! October is one of the best times to witness rich autumn colors. Experience the beauty of fall as we use our entire 155 acre property for family-friendly enjoyment. Horse-drawn wagon rides, Billy the Balloon Guy, hikes, face painting, scarecrow building, crafts and fun await the entire family. Vendors will be selling delicious snacks and meals. Admission is free. A Kick-Off to a Healthy School Year: This year, Klehm is partnering with the Rockford Public Schools and the American Cancer Society. As a community, we are all invested in healthy kids and families. Enjoy games at a variety of activity levels. Plus, kids and parents can dance to Zumba classes throughout the day. Come...

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Donation Day

Tuesday, October 2, 2012 by

Tuesday, October 2, 2012 9:00am – 4:00pm Donation Day is the first Tuesday of every month. Bring your friends and family to enjoy the beauty of fall. We have two miles of paved paths and over 2.5 miles of unpaved, woody trails. Friendly, leashed dogs are welcome. Admission is free and donations of any amount are encouraged. Your support makes a...

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Sustainable With Style

Saturday, September 15, 2012 by

Cancelled Saturday, September 15 & 22, 2012 9:00am – 11:00am Gardens are meant to be beautiful and enjoyable. But they can also be sustainable – protecting natural resources and supporting wildlife. This two-session course will teach you how to meld native plants and sustainable practices with the natural attributes of your landscape – and design it in a way that pleases you. This lecture series will cover the fundamental topics of soil, water, native plants and design. Presented by landscape architect Karla Lynch, teacher of design and horticulture at the Missouri Botanic Garden and The Morton Arboretum.  $30 / $24 Klehm...

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Meet the Forest Preserve Candidates...

Sunday, September 9, 2012 by

Sunday, September 9, 2012 2:00 p.m. Hosted by Klehm Arboretum   The public is invited to meet the candidates running for the Winnebago County Forest Preserve Board. There are eight candidates running for three seats (2 six year terms and 1 two year term). Your vote is important!   Forum cosponsored by: Blackhawk Sierra Club League of Women Voters Rockford Area Klehm Arboretum & Botanic Garden (a facility of the Winnebago County Forest Preserve)   For more information, please contact: Ann Powell, League of Women Voters, 815.222.8208 or powell4040@comcast.net or Stanley Campbell, Blackhawk Sierra Club, 815.964.7111 or peaceman50@aol.com   Admission is free all day for Klehm’s Fall Plant...

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Twilight in the Garden

Saturday, September 8, 2012 by

Saturday, September 8, 2012 6:00pm – 10:00pm Twilight in the Garden is a benefit to support Klehm Arboretum & Botanic Garden. Each year Klehm identifies a local agency in need of landscaping assistance. This year’s partner is Milestone, a provider of support services for adults and children with disabilities. A complete landscape plan will be designed & planted at no cost to the agency. “Shares” of the Milestone project will be auctioned during the party along with other premium plant selections for guests and plant lovers to take home.  Presented by Doors open at 6:00pm | Dinner at 7:00pm Followed by live auction, music and dancing RSVP by September 7, 2012 Join us as we transform Klehm’s beautiful Fountain Garden into the Ponderosa Ranch. This year’s theme is Best of the West so break...

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