Summer Evenings in the Garden

Tuesday, June 21, 2011 by

Summer Evenings in the Garden Fridays – June, July & August   WHO: Klehm Arboretum Invites Everyone WHAT: To Enjoy the natural beauty of gardens & unique tree collections WHEN: Friday Evenings Open until 8pm WHERE: Klehm Arboretum & Botanic Garden – 2715 S Main Street – Rockford, IL Klehm Arboretum has extended hours on Fridays through August. Come for a warm summer evening strolling the gardens and grounds. Ride the Klehm Express with a friendly volunteer driver.  Bring a picnic dinner and your sense of wonder. Just two miles from downtown Rockford, lies 155 acres of spectacular gardens and rare trees.  Featuring over a mile and a half of handicapped-accessible paved path winding through the arboretum, alongside unpaved woody trails. Kids will have fun navigating the maze in the Children’s Garden, and everyone will enjoy the botanic...

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Photographing Flowers by Painting with Light...

Friday, June 17, 2011 by

Photographing Flowers by Painting with Light Friday, June 24th   PRESENTER: Photographer, Thomas Brain WHAT: Photographing Flowers by Painting with Light WHERE: Klehm Arboretum & Botanic Garden  –  2715 S Main Street  –  Rockford IL WHEN: Friday, June 24th, 2011 6-7pm Cost: Klehm Members Free – Public $3 Thomas Brain, photographer and author of Floral Inspirations and Floral & Scripture will share his technique for floral photography using only a flashlight for illumination. A book signing will follow his presentation.  To RSVP visit www.klehm.org or call 815-965-8146.  See more of Thomas Brain’s work at...

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Ann Stewart & the Banjo Buddies Woodsong Concert...

Thursday, June 16, 2011 by

Ann Stewart & the Banjo Buddies Dixieland Show Band Sunday, June 12th   WHO: Ann Stewart & the Banjo Buddies Dixieland Show Band WHAT: Klehm Woodsong Concert WHERE: Klehm Arboretum and Botanic Garden – 2715 S Main Street – Rockford IL WHEN: Sunday, July 10, 2011 Gates Open 4pm Concert Begins 6pm TICKETS: Available online at www.klehm.org , by calling 815-965-8146 or at the gate For over three decades Ann Stewart & the Banjo Buddies Dixieland Show Band have playing everything from Dixieland jazz to swing, blues, big band tunes, and much more from the 20’s through the 40’s. Woodsong concerts are held outdoors on the lawn in Klehm’s magnificent Fountain Garden or indoors in poor weather conditions. Free guest shuttle service to and from the parking lot is provided at no charge. Free...

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Outdoor Adventure In Rockford, Illinois...

Wednesday, June 8, 2011 by

GoRockford highlights Klehm Arboretum in their latest video feature. Our friends at the Rockford Area Convention & Visitors Bureau have produced another excellent video in their ongoing series, “Hide Away In Rockford” campaign as part of the GoRockford Web site. We think their take on Rockford is perfect: “We’re a City of Gardens, a Region of Four Rivers and a proud home of enduring Midwestern values. All people are welcome in this real, original, new heart of America…and we hope you’ll come visit soon! You’re just a click or two away from a value-packed, accessible and memorable travel experience.” As part of this weeks Hideaway campaign, visitors to Klehm can save a dollar on general admission when they use the keyword “hideaway” June 10th-12th. Please watch the YouTube video...

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Klehm Arboretum To Host Day Trip For Families...

Saturday, May 14, 2011 by

Family Day Trip to Dupage Children’s Museum & Morton Arboretum Children’s Garden June 20, 2011 from 8:30am to 5:00pm Contact: Dawn Pfluger, Executive Assistant  –  dpfluger@klehm.org  –  815-965-8146 Released – MAY 14, 2011    Who: Klehm Arboretum & Botanic Garden What: A Family Bus Trip to DuPage Children’s Museum and Morton Arboretum.  Price includes motor coach transportation from Klehm Arboretum, admission fees and snacks and drinks en route.  Children must be at least 4 years. When: Monday, June 20, 8:30am – 5pm.  Reservation deadline June 13. Where: Bus departs from Klehm Arboretum located at 2715 S. Main Street in Rockford, IL.  Free secure parking at Klehm. The DuPage Children’s Museum has exhibit neighborhoods packed with exciting ways to explore art, math, science and how they work together in the world.  The Children’s Garden at Morton...

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Garlic Mustard Pull at Klehm

Thursday, May 5, 2011 by

Klehm Arboretum 2nd Annual Garlic Mustard Pull May 14, 2011 9am-12pm To register call (815) 965-8146 Released – May 5, 2011   On Saturday, May 14 from 9am-noon the community is invited to Klehm Arboretum & Botanic Garden to be a part of a fun service project to help control the spread of garlic mustard at Klehm. A brief training will begin at 9am and then groups will spread out throughout specifically designated areas of the Arboretum. Watch the challenge between The Winnebago County Forest Preserve Commissioners and the Klehm Board of Directors team to see which team can “pull” more garlic mustard. This is a rain or shine event so please dress for the weather and bring a pair of cloves. This activity is not appropriate for very young children. No experience required....

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