Art on the Lawn

Sunday, July 19, 2015 by

Sunday, July 19, 2015 11:00am – 6:00pm Art on the Lawn, a Rockford tradition since 2000, is moving to a new home at Klehm Arboretum in 2015. The juried fine art show will feature a wide variety of fine art in many media available to purchase: photograph, ceramics, fiber/paper, glass, mixed media, painting, sculpture, wearable art and more. Art on the Lawn admission includes entrance to Klehm’s outdoor concert series, Woodsong, later in the evening. Blues powerhouse “The Jimmys” will be performing at 6pm.  Stay the whole day with us! Admission: $5 for adults | children 12 and under free Contact event manager Sarah Lambert at 815.965.8146 or slambert@klehm.org with questions. Artists Accepted for the 2015 Show First Name Last Name Category Media Lynn & Diane Abbott 3D Other Valerie Abramat 3D Jewelry Diane...

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Planting Day Thank You!

Tuesday, June 16, 2015 by

Over 50 volunteers showed up on Saturday, June 13th to plant 4,000 perennials in our 13,000-square-foot Contemporary Perennial Garden. The “Know Maintenance” site was planned for minimal weed invasion and optimal beauty by Roy Diblick, noted plantsman and designer. The hillside is slowly coming alive, despite the muddy conditions that limited planting efforts that Saturday. Volunteers will continue to finish planting over the course of the week, weather pending. Imagine what it will look like next year: blooms of yellow and purple intermixed with grass texture.  Some of the plants used are: Coreopis golden shower, Stachys hummelo, Allium summer beauty, Panicum ‘Heavy Metal’ Grass, Echinacea simulta and Salvia Burgundy Candles among many others. Funds to purchase the plant stock were received via a grant of $23,500 from the CN EcoConnexions “From the Ground Up” program...

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Boy Scouts

Tuesday, June 16, 2015 by

Klehm is excited to release their 2015- 2016 Boy Scout Merit Badge Program Series. REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN! Download Flyer About the Programs Registration: is online at Klehm.org under each individual merit badge program. You can also register in person at the Klehm Visitor Center. Payment: Payment is due at the time of registration- your registration is not confirmed until payment is received. You can pay via credit card for online registration or in cash, credit, or check for visitor center registration. Parents: Parents are not required to stay during the programs. Parents are welcome to stay but will be required to pay an arboretum admission fee to attend. Cancellations: Klehm Arboretum reserves the right to limit enrollment and cancel any program, in which case a full refund will be issued. Klehm Arboretum will not...

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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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Klehm Receives Award

Friday, October 17, 2014 by

Klehm Arboretum & Botanic Garden is honored to recently be awarded the 2014 Non-Profit Beautification Award by the Rockford Area Gardeners of America. The award is in recognition of an outstanding Horticultural and Floral Site serving Rockford and Northern Illinois....

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Eagle Scouts

Thursday, October 16, 2014 by

Klehm Arboretum Botanic Garden offers various Eagle Scout projects for scouts to take part in and complete. If you are interested in completing a project, please fill out the form below. Name(required) Email(required)...

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