Open 9am – 8pm Daily

Friday, May 23, 2014 by

Extended hours The sun is shining brighter and longer, that means you will need more time to explore Rockford’s 155 acre living museum. The grounds will have extended hours of operation from May 23 through September 1, and will be open from 9am – 8pm daily.  The Visitor Center is open 9am – ...

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Klehm Receives Challenge Grant

Tuesday, December 10, 2013 by

Klehm Arboretum & Botanic Garden has been awarded a matching grant of $10,000 by the Carroll H. Starr Endowment Challenge Grant of the Community Foundation of Northern Illinois. According to Klehm Executive Director Daniel Riggs, the grant will be used to build the Bur Oak Endowment Fund dedicated to the operating support for the Klehm Arboretum & Botanic Garden. “Our agency strives to maintain a living museum for the enjoyment, education and inspiration of all people.  Klehm Arboretum hosts a large collection of labeled tree and shrub varieties as well as seasonal garden displays. Klehm Arboretum & Botanic Garden was founded in 1985 and has served the Rockford region as a leader and clearing house for gardening and botanical information and ideas.  Stephanie Jacobs is President of the Board of Directors. The Community Foundation...

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Holiday Hours

Saturday, November 30, 2013 by

Klehm Arboretum will be closed Tuesday, December 24 through Wednesday, December 25, 2013.  Klehm reopens Thursday, December 26, 2013.  We hope everyone has a safe and happy holiday weekend. All winter long it’s easy to enjoy Klehm while walking on our cleared and paved paths and traversing our woodland trails that are great for cross-country skiing and snowshoeing. Our Donation Days will continue to be the first Tuesday of every month, and we’ll have other great events to keep you coming. The arboretum is open seven days a week from 9am to 4pm. Admission: $6 for adults | $3 for seniors (62+), students (18+ with student ID) & kids 3-17 Free to Klehm members, reciprocal garden members & children under three. Klehm will also close New Year’s Day....

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Renewable Energy Expo at Klehm

Friday, November 8, 2013 by

The Klehm Arboretum Gallery Room was home to the Winnebago County Renewable Energy Expo on Friday, November 8th.  Approximately 250-300 people were in attendance over the course of the day for the first ever expo.  Focusing on green technology, the expo featured exhibits from 30 companies and organizations. Our Gallery Room can seat up to 200 and hold up to 400 for your business event, retreat or wedding reception. Contact Dawn for more information on renting the Gallery...

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We’re Open Fourth of July...

Friday, June 28, 2013 by

We thought it would be a shame to close on Independence Day when the gardens are looking so beautiful.  We will be open for the Fourth of July from 9am-4pm.  Enjoy a nice walk during the day before going off to see the fireworks in downtown...

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Closed Tuesday, March 5

Tuesday, March 5, 2013 by

Klehm Arboretum will be closed all day Tuesday, March 5 due to a winter storm. We will reopen tomorrow Wednesday, March 6 at 9am for our regular business...

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