“Get Outside!” Forest Preserve Day...

Sunday, July 12, 2015 by

Sunday, July 12 9:00am – 8:00pm The gardens are blooming at Klehm Arboretum! Stop by and enjoy our beautiful, manicured gardens and take a free ride on the Klehm Express Shuttle. Rides are unscheduled and will run between 10:00am – 3:00pm. Klehm’s paved trail is an ideal place to push a stroller and provides a flat smooth surface for easy walking for all ages. Don’t miss the children’s garden! We also have a self-guided Scavenger Hunt suitable for all ages. Come into the education center and we will stamp your Get Outside! passport. Klehm is the garden gem of Rockford located just 5 minutes from Downtown Rockford – a quiet, colorful nature...

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Klehm Launches New Shuttle

Sunday, April 17, 2011 by

Please join Klehm Arboretum & Botanic Garden as we launch our new shuttle, The Klehm Express.   Wednesday, April 20th, 2011 – 10am   We hope you join us as we debut the new electric passenger shuttle, the Klehm Express, in our Fountain Garden. Admission is free.  Beginning in June, visitors will be able to tour the gardens in the comfort of a 10 passenger open-air shuttle. Tours are 30 minutes in length and include seasonal highlights of the gardens and Klehm’s unique tree collections. The shuttle was funded through a grant from the Stanley Smith Horticultural Foundation.   10:00am – Welcome, Introductions and Speeches 10:20am – Presentation of the Klehm Express 10:30am – Klehm Express Tours   Tours are available Friday – Monday afternoons beginning June 10. The cost for the tour is $3 per...

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Introducing The Klehm Express

Tuesday, March 29, 2011 by

Hop aboard the Klehm Express and experience the newest way to enjoy our beautiful gardens and arboretum.  In December 2010 Klehm Arboretum was awarded a grant from the Stanley Smith Horticultural Trust designated to purchase a shuttle vehicle. Visitors can now enjoy riding tours of Klehm Arboretum in the comfort of our new multi-passenger electric shuttle. Sit back to enjoy one of our narrated tours and you’ll agree that Klehm is naturally inspiring.  Come by our Visitor Center to buy your ticket. The Klehm Express operates  June through October Friday thru Monday, on the hour 12:00 – 3:00pm June thru August, tours run until 7pm on Fridays   Members $1 / Public $3  –  Children under 3 Free   Be sure to visit our Klehm Express tour page...

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Group Tours – The More the Merrier!...

Sunday, March 20, 2011 by

Groups of 20 can enjoy a self-guided tour for $4 each, covers admission and self-guided tour materials. Groups can enhance their experience by adding a ride on the Klehm Express electric shuttle ($30 tour) and enjoy a fresh, tasty box lunch ($9). We want you to have the complete Klehm experience! Please allow 2 to 3 hours to fully enjoy Klehm, depending on group size and lunch arrangements. The Klehm Express comfortably seats 10 adult riders and the tour length can be adjusted to fit the needs of your group. Box lunches are available for groups of 10 or more and can be enjoyed at our spacious picnic site. Group tours, Klehm Express and Box Lunch extras must be reserved and paid at least 2 weeks in advance to receive discount pricing. For more...

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Experience Nature On The Klehm Express...

Friday, January 21, 2011 by

One of the most popular ways to make your visit memorable is to take a narrated tour aboard the Klehm Express shuttle.  Tours last half an hour and take you through almost two miles of paved paths.  The shuttle comfortably seats 10-12 passengers.  Call our office at (815) 965-8146 for group tour information. $30 Per Tour   Does not include admission. Only available for preregistered groups For more information or to schedule a tour, contact us at (815) 965-8146  or by emailing info@klehm.org....

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