Donation Day

Tuesday, September 1, 2015 by

Tuesday, September 1, 2015 9:00am – 8:00pm Maybe you have never experienced the beautiful grounds at Klehm? Today is the day to take advantage of free admission and see what you have been missing! Share the Klehm experience with friends, family, and fellow community members.  The kids will enjoy our hedge maze and lookout tower in the Nancy Olsen Children’s Garden and our 1.8 mile paved path is accessible for wheelchairs and strollers. Plus, there are over 2.5 miles of unpaved, woody trails winding through the arboretum.  Friendly, leashed dogs are welcome.  We know you’ll come back! Admission is free and donations of any amount are appreciated.  Your support makes a difference. The first Tuesday of every month is Donation Day.  ...

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Bumble Bees and Other Native Pollinators...

Saturday, August 15, 2015 by

Saturday, August 15, 2015 1:00am – 4:00pmish Native pollinators are a fascinating and important part of our lives and our landscapes. Pollinators influence and reflect the health of the environment which directly affects human health and well-being. Rockford has a lot of different species of native pollinators but many of their populations are declining. Gardeners can be directly involved in their survival. This program will acquaint you with some of our bees and show you why and how to lend them a hand. We’ll start with a short session on bumble bee identification and how to pick out the different species. Then we’ll go to the gardens and look for bumble bees and other types of pollinators that might be active. Warm summer days are a good time for bee hunting and Klehm is...

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Loaded Brush Painting Class

Friday, August 14, 2015 by

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

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Oba William King “The Poetic Storyteller”...

Saturday, August 1, 2015 by

Saturday, August 1, 2015 9:00am On Saturday, August 1st at 9:00am, Oba William King “The Poetic Storyteller” will visit the Arboretum with his masterful storytelling, folklore and music. Oba is gifted at igniting audiences with rhythm and rhyme.  It is sure to be a passionate morning of drum music and theatrical presentation.  This event is sponsored by the Neighborhood Naturalist Program at Klehm Arboretum & Botanic Garden.  Meet at the Clarcor Pavilion on the far end of the parking lot. https://youtu.be/xasPh6f0eqM https://youtu.be/N_TTKs5aX2I FREE EVENT   BIO Oba William King is recognized as one of the most exciting Storytellers of his peer group. Since his debut with the National Association of Black Storytellers at the San Diego conference in 2006, Oba has ignited audiences with his ability to capture their attention and gently release them...

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2015 Summer Appeal

Tuesday, July 21, 2015 by

Dear Friends of Klehm, Have you been to Klehm Arboretum & Botanic Garden lately?  It has been a busy spring! The garden renovations that began last year around the Clarcor Pavilion are looking great with new plants and features being added.  The new “Contemporary Perennial Garden” developed in cooperation with Roy Diblik of Northwind Perennial Farm, has been completed by a team of 60 great volunteers.  The volunteer effort recently planted 4,000 plants consisting of 40 species of grasses, sedges and perennials covering 14,000 square feet.  This new featured garden located at the back doors of the Visitor Center will provide a changing mosaic of color and texture through the seasons and provide beauty and valuable habitat for native pollinators and butterflies.Klehm depends on the generosity of its contributors to help accomplish new features and maintain the...

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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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