Summer Evenings in the Garden

Tuesday, June 21, 2011 by

Summer Evenings in the Garden Fridays – June, July & August 2011 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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Introducing The Klehm Express

Tuesday, March 29, 2011 by

Hop aboard the Klehm Express and experience the newest way to enjoy our beautiful gardens and arboretum.  In December 2010 Klehm Arboretum was awarded a grant from the Stanley Smith Horticultural Trust designated to purchase a shuttle vehicle. Visitors can now enjoy riding tours of Klehm Arboretum in the comfort of our new multi-passenger electric shuttle. Sit back to enjoy one of our narrated tours and you’ll agree that Klehm is naturally inspiring.  Come by our Visitor Center to buy your ticket. The Klehm Express operates  June through October Friday thru Monday, on the hour 12:00 – 3:00pm June thru August, tours run until 7pm on Fridays   Members $1 / Public $3  –  Children under 3 Free   Be sure to visit our Klehm Express tour page...

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Group Tours – The More the Merrier!...

Sunday, March 20, 2011 by

Groups of 20 can enjoy a self-guided tour for $4 each, covers admission and self-guided tour materials. Groups can enhance their experience by adding a ride on the Klehm Express electric shuttle ($30 tour) and enjoy a fresh, tasty box lunch ($9). We want you to have the complete Klehm experience! Please allow 2 to 3 hours to fully enjoy Klehm, depending on group size and lunch arrangements. The Klehm Express comfortably seats 10 adult riders and the tour length can be adjusted to fit the needs of your group. Box lunches are available for groups of 10 or more and can be enjoyed at our spacious picnic site. Group tours, Klehm Express and Box Lunch extras must be reserved and paid at least 2 weeks in advance to receive discount pricing. For more...

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Private Docent Tours

Saturday, March 19, 2011 by

Discover Klehm Through Private Tours Walk or ride in comfort and enjoy a narrated one hour trip through the Arboretum with a knowledgeable guide. The tours highlight our gardens, shrub and tree collections, seasonal blossoms and horticultural and natural history. Visitors who choose our private riding tour are limited to five passengers on our Blossom Buggy.  Docent tours must be scheduled and paid at least 2 weeks in advance. Let us create a tour just for you with what you want. Walking tours can be scheduled year-round. Riding tours can be scheduled May thru October, Sunday thru Friday 9am to 4pm. Members: $10 Non-members: $10 plus admission. For more information or to schedule a tour, contact us at (815) 965-8146  or by emailing

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Student and School Tours

Monday, February 28, 2011 by

Group Visits are available to school groups to explore the gardens without a guide. Materials are available to help elementary students guide their own learning in the arboretum.  Garden Adventure Packs are small backpacks issued to each group upon their arrival and collected when the group departs. Choose from six different adventures based on grade level which focus on a part of the Arboretum grounds.  Each tour includes Garden Adventure Packs (backpacks) containing all the curriculum and supplies needed for a one-hour, self-guided tour.  After the tour stay for a picnic, play in our Children’s Garden or take a map and explore more of the natural world at Klehm. Some of the themes covered are:Pond and Grass Study, Dinosaurs and Groves and Cones Galore. Tours are offered weekdays, year-round.  Backpack Garden Tours are designed for...

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Experience Nature On The Klehm Express...

Friday, January 21, 2011 by

One of the most popular ways to make your visit memorable is to take a narrated tour aboard the Klehm Express shuttle.  Tours last half an hour and take you through almost two miles of paved paths.  The shuttle comfortably seats 10-12 passengers.  Call our office at (815) 965-8146 for group tour information. $30 Per Tour   Does not include admission. Only available for preregistered groups For more information or to schedule a tour, contact us at (815) 965-8146  or by emailing

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