Thank You Friends!

Sunday, May 10, 2015 by

A great big thank you to those of you that took the time to dig and donate to our Annual Plant Sale.  We know it is a lot of work and time out of your day to do this and we are so grateful for your contributions. Every year there is a different selection of plants and our patrons are eager to see what has been dug and shared. We had everything from woodland wildflowers to a huge fig tree! Thanks again and have fun planting! Our patrons, volunteers and contributors help keep Klehm a gem in...

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2015 Plant Sale

Friday, May 8, 2015 by

Plant Sale Preview Night Friday, May 8 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Shop early for the best selection of annuals, perennials, herbs, wildflowers and unusual plants. Many plants are from the area’s best gardeners—Klehm members! Preview Night is limited to our indoor location only. $5 admission Spring Plant Sale Saturday, May 9 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Sunday, May 10 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Plan to spend time Mother’s Day weekend shopping for this year’s garden stock. The Plant Sale expands to include our outdoors location, too. Choose from hundreds of colorful plants, including unique varieties from local nurseries. Afterwards, you’re welcome to stroll the beautiful Klehm grounds to see what’s blooming.     Free Admission. Donations of plants are always welcome! Bring your potted or bagged and labeled (color, variety) donations to...

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Plant Sale Donations

Tuesday, April 28, 2015 by

We will be accepting plant sale donations on Monday, May 4 thru Thursday, May 6th. Bring your potted or bagged and labeled (color, variety) donations to Klehm Arboretum between 9am – 4pm daily during this time.  If you donate 10 plants, you will receive free admission to our Plant Sale Preview Night ($5 admission) on Friday, May 8 from 5pm – 8pm.   Print our flyer, pass it on to your friends and help the donation effort!      Our Annual Plant Sale is Saturday, May 9 9am-4pm and Sunday, May 10 9am – 2pm.  Admission is FREE.                                                 Thank you for donating...

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Botanica: a gardener’s luncheon...

Wednesday, April 15, 2015 by

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 “Melinda’s Garden Moment,” and has published 20 books, including 2014’s Midwest Gardener’s Handbook. “Garden Renewal” Transforming an empty lot into a beautiful landscape or an overgrown struggling garden into a colorful centerpiece can be easier and more affordable than you think. Start with a plan, recycle items into garden art, add planters and feeders, share a few plants, phase in changes and give yourself some time. We’ll explore all of these things and...

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2014 Annual Report Available

Tuesday, February 10, 2015 by

“Along with the Board of Directors, we extend our sincere appreciation to the individuals, corporations, foundations, and the Forest Preserves of Winnebago County that provided generous funding and support for Klehm’s ongoing operations and endowment. With their help, we have successfully established a solid foundation for our community’s next generation of visionaries”. Stephanie Jacobs                 Dan Riggs Board President                    Executive Director Download  2014 Annual Report PDF...

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Milkweed for Monarchs

Monday, December 29, 2014 by

Garden Clubs of Illinois President’s Project Every member of the public and every garden club can bring back monarchs, one milkweed plant at a time, one re-seeded back road at a time, with no expense or modest expense to individuals or clubs. Garden Clubs of Illinois will partner with the Department of Natural Resources to get flower seed, including milkweed, into any roadside restoration projects or construction such as ramp infields and interchanges. IDOT officials have announced they will use all seed we will give them. Find and save seed now! Plan your garden project!  All IL garden clubs and individuals are encouraged to collect milkweed seeds – swamp milkweed, butterfly weed and common milkweed. Find byways in your community to disperse seed along Osage orange hedgerows or wild areas where there will be...

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