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 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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Meditation Club

Saturday, October 4, 2014 by

Saturday, October 4, 2014 9:30am – 10:30am Do you have a busy lifestyle and need to slow down and see the beauty in the world around you?  The tranquil gardens at Klehm will be the backdrop for a new meditation class held weekly on Saturday mornings.  Join this new class and learn the practice of Vipassana meditation. Purpose of Vipassanā Meditation To calm and clear the mind To view the world with clarity To find balance within the self Where, when, and what to bring Weekly on Saturdays at 9:30 A.M to 10:30 A.M. at Klehm Arboretum & Botanic Garden.  Nothing is needed, but feel free to bring a cushion, pillow, meditation stool, or anything of comfort to sit on as the session will last roughly an hour and will be held outside in...

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Community Dog Walk

Sunday, May 4, 2014 by

Sunday, May 4, 2014 1pm – 4pm It’s time for Klehm’s annual celebration of our best friend – the dog. Bring your canine friends to spend a day enjoying and exploring our entire 155 acres of gardens and grounds. Our Community Dog Walk is meant to be informal and fun so there’s no scheduled programs, but we do have a cause. Visitors are encouraged to offer cash donations to support Kibble Korner, Rockford’s pet food pantry. Kibble Korner has a mission to keep our area’s pets fed and in the homes they know and love. As families struggle with the loss of jobs, your help can make all the difference to sparing children, parents, and the family pet the heartache of separation. Cash donations allow Kibble Korner to purchase pet food at a discount,...

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Wildflower Garden Blooming

Tuesday, April 1, 2014 by

The Vi Bates Wildflower Garden is in bloom!  This woodland garden blooms in early spring.  Blooms are a bit later than normal with the unseasonable cold.  Look close for the tiny woodland varieties. The plants in the album below are all blooming as of Thursday, May 8.  They include: Virgina Blue Bells –  Celandine Poppy  –  Merry Bells   –  Prairie Trillium   –  Spring Beauty  –  Yellow Violet  –  Dutchman’s Breeches  –  Goldenseal  –  False Rue Anemone  –  Grand Flora Trillium  –  Blue Cohush  –  Yellow Cohush   These plants can be found in the wildflower garden, but are not blooming or don’t bloom.   Wild Ginger   –  Twin Leaf  –  Nodding Trillium  –  Trout Lily  –  May Apple  –  Maidenhair Fern  –  Columbine  –  Wild Geranium  –  Squirrel Corn  –  White Baneberry  –  Red...

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AHS Seed Exchange

Monday, December 30, 2013 by

How the Program Works Each fall American Horticultural Society members send in seeds collected from their gardens to share with other members. AHS staff and volunteers compile a list of the submitted seeds along with information about how to grow and care for them. The seed list and order form are then posted on the AHS website in mid-January. All AHS members can order seeds from the exchange, but those members who donate seeds get first choice when ordering. This can be an advantage because some rare or uncommon seeds can be in short supply. There is no charge to order seeds, but a donation is requested to cover the costs of shipping and handling. Info shared from the website....

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Planters in the Fountain Garden...

Saturday, August 20, 2011 by

Container Gardening has become a popular way of creating dramatic, quirky and unique displays.  Learn more about creating your own...

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