Loaded Brush Painting Class

Friday, August 14, 2015 by

Unfortunately, this event has been cancelled. Saturday, August 15 1pm – 4pm...

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Loaded Brush Painting Class – Peonies...

Saturday, June 20, 2015 by

Saturday, June 20, 2015 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Get creative and learn to paint in the great outdoors with Klehm and the expert instructors of 317 Studio & Gallery. The class will take place in the Children’s Garden gazebo and feature a brand new painting of Klehm’s very own peonies. We’ll provide everything you need – just bring your friends and a bottle of wine! Space is limited; Registration required | 21+ Admission: $30 for members | $35 for...

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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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Amazon Shopping

Friday, October 24, 2014 by

Amazon will donate 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to Klehm Arboretum & Botanic Garden whenever you shop on AmazonSmile. Click here and bookmark this link.  The next time you are shopping on Amazon, be sure to use the link above and you will be supporting Klehm through this great program.  We receive monthly payments from Amazon, thanks to our thoughtful supporters!...

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Clarcor Update

Friday, September 19, 2014 by

The renovation of Klehm’s Demonstration Gardens is well under way and we are excited to watch the re-design take shape. New retaining walls and a new Clarcor Pavilion wheelchair accessible deck have been added. Two new trends in the horticultural industry, a vertical garden area and rain barrels, will be added as well. These renovations have been made possible by generous gifts from The Blazer Foundation, Alpine Kiwanis Club and private donations.  We still have opportunities to support this project directly.  If you would like to contribute, please contact Dan Riggs at 815-965-8146 for a list of needed plantings, trees and supplies.  ...

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25th Anniversary at Klehm

Monday, June 9, 2014 by

2014 marks the silver anniversary for Klehm Arboretum & Botanic Garden! Please help us celebrate our 25 years as Rockford’s premier arboretum by supporting our mission to maintain a living museum for the enjoyment, education, and inspiration of all people. Klehm Arboretum isn’t done growing yet. As the city transforms the South Main Street corridor with urban renewal and street improvement projects, Klehm is ideally positioned to welcome visitors and members to enjoy nature’s beauty on Klehm’s unique grounds. With the addition of new events like the Arbor Dash and the Luminary Walk and new educational programs like the Neighborhood Naturalists and Young Explorers, Klehm will offer even more opportunities for the Rockford community to enjoy Klehm and engage                              ...

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