Meet the Garden Pest

Saturday, June 16, 2012 by

Saturday, June 16, 2012 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm How much do you know about the bugs in your garden? Which ones are the bad guys and which ones are harmless? This class will introduce you to insects through both classroom and field study. Understanding insects, their feeding methods and life cycle is essential to managing insect pests in your garden. Learn about integrated pest management and identify common garden insects. Presented by Donna Danielson, teacher of horticulture and entomology at The Morton Arboretum and College of Du Page.     $15 / $12 Klehm members Make Your Reservation Today: Members $12.00 USDPublic $15.00...

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The Unveiling

Friday, June 15, 2012 by

Friday, June 15, 2012 Open House 4-7pm Spend this Friday afternoon at the Arboretum. Be among the very first audience to witness the next development in the rapidly changing face of Klehm Arboretum & Botanic Garden. This summer we’ve got more flowers, a brand new logo and colorful interpretive signs were recently installed throughout Klehm Arboretum. Join us anytime between 4pm – 7pm for a riding tour and refreshments. Festivities will be held inside the Visitors Center. A short program will begin at 5:15pm. Interpretive signs engage visitors in a way that help connect people with plants. They inspire questions, permit exploration and encourage discovery of the beautiful mysteries of the plant world. RSVP by calling 815-965-8146 or send us an email at info@klehm.org. See you in the Garden!...

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New Odyssey

Sunday, June 10, 2012 by

Sunday, June 10, 2012 Gate Opens 4pm Concert Begins 6pm New Odyssey will mesmerize audiences as 3 men play 30 instruments. They have over 20 years’ experience with a unique combination of great music, audience participation, and sheer zaniness, mayhem can ensue at any moment. They play classic rock, country and more. New Odyssey: versatile, funny, novel, talented, polished, family-oriented and awesome. www.newodyssey.net         Learn more about our Woodsong Concerts. Individual concerts $15 / $13 Klehm members Tickets can be purchased the evening on the concert.   Series discount available until 6-10-12. Click here for more...

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Garden Fair 2012

Friday, June 1, 2012 by

Friday June 1st – Sunday June 3rd Friday, 12pm – 8pm Saturday, 9am – 5pm Sunday, 9am – 3pm Klehm Arboretum and BMO Harris Bank are pleased to present the 19th annual Garden Fair. Throughout the years, 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 at the area’s largest outdoor living marketplace, there’s something for everyone. Tickets are good for admission all 3 days.  Sponsored by BMO Harris Bank.   Click here for a list of current vendors   Admission $7 at the door Klehm members are FREE when they show their membership card.  ...

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Memorial Day Free Admission for Veterans...

Monday, May 28, 2012 by

Monday, May 28, 2012 9am-4pm Free Admission for Veterans & Their Families   To honor our servicemen and women, all veterans and their families receive free admission to Klehm Arboretum on Memorial Day. Please provide proof of service.  Warm weather means you’ll find many spring and summer flowers in bloom now. Thank you for serving our...

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Geriatric Tree Care

Thursday, May 24, 2012 by

Caring for Trees: Session 4 of 4 Thursday, May 24, 2012 6:30pm – 8:30pm The most mature and magnificent trees in the landscape demand special care.  Like us, older trees go through changes and become frail.  More than just tree health, the owner of a mature tree needs to monitor and manage structural stability.  This class will use indoor presentation and outdoor study to help you understand tree architecture, decay and the arboricultural aging process. You will learn when it is time to say ‘good bye’ to old friends and ways to salvage lumber for legacy. Individual class $15 / $12 Klehm members   Session 4 – Geriatric Tree Care: Members $12.00 USDPublic $15.00...

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