Park District Hiking Club Coming to Klehm...

Tuesday, December 3, 2013 by

Tuesday, December 3, 2013 9am-10am Come take a walk and explore nature with Environmental Recreation and Education (ERE) staff from the Rockford Park District. Each 60-minute hike will begin promptly at 9:00 am. Look for a van with the Rockford Park District logo on the side. Locations are subject to change. Call 815-874-7576 to confirm. No registration is required for this drop-in program. (There is no charge for this event). This is a Rockford Park District event.  Please contact them with...

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Holiday Hours

Saturday, November 30, 2013 by

Klehm Arboretum will be closed Tuesday, December 24 through Wednesday, December 25, 2013.  Klehm reopens Thursday, December 26, 2013.  We hope everyone has a safe and happy holiday weekend. All winter long it’s easy to enjoy Klehm while walking on our cleared and paved paths and traversing our woodland trails that are great for cross-country skiing and snowshoeing. Our Donation Days will continue to be the first Tuesday of every month, and we’ll have other great events to keep you coming. The arboretum is open seven days a week from 9am to 4pm. Admission: $6 for adults | $3 for seniors (62+), students (18+ with student ID) & kids 3-17 Free to Klehm members, reciprocal garden members & children under three. Klehm will also close New Year’s Day....

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Visualize Your Garden in Winter...

Friday, November 29, 2013 by

Plan your garden with a vision for how trees, shrubs, perennials, and grasses will look during the winter. Do your planting during the spring, summer, and fall months; then sit back and enjoy your landscape—from a window sipping hot chocolate—when the temperatures plummet. As you approach this idea of winter interest in the garden, it’s important to hold two key concepts in mind: First, envision how a plant, tree, or shrub might look in the winter—under a blanket of snow, a coating of ice, with dead blades of grass, or no leaves. Second, be patient. You may buy a cotoneaster in June; enjoy its delicate flowers in spring and summer, and patiently await the display of berries in fall and winter. Instead of looking for color, think about the actual structure of plants, without leaves. Think...

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Klehm Closed November 22 & 23...

Tuesday, November 20, 2012 by

Klehm Arboretum will be closed Thursday, November 22 through Friday, November 23.  We will reopen Saturday, November 24.  We hope everyone has a safe and happy holiday weekend.   Klehm will also close on the following days: December 24 & 25 December 31 & January 1 Otherwise, we are open daily from 9am to 4pm.  We hope to see you soon enjoying the beauty of late fall and early...

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Winter Hours at Klehm

Tuesday, November 20, 2012 by

Open Daily 9am-4pm This winter Klehm is open seven days a week! Our Donation Days will continue to be the first Tuesday of every month, and we’ll have other great events to keep you coming. All winter long it’s easy to enjoy Klehm while walking on our cleared and paved East Loop path and traversing our woodland trails that are great for cross-country skiing and snowshoeing. Don’t forget… your canine friends are welcome, too. Plus, we have a new series of programs, “Family Days at Klehm.” Families are invited to engage with nature at Klehm. On the second Saturday of each month, Klehm will offer themed activities for kids of all ages. After some exploring, warm up in the Visitors Center Gallery with hot drinks and cookies. Kids can continue learning by making a...

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Cedar Waxwing

Friday, July 29, 2011 by

The Cedar Waxwing preferes wooded areas in nothern states and Canada.  While most flock South in the winter, many stay at Klehm year-round.  Visitors can find a variety of birds at Klehm in winter months.  The many evergreens and food sources offer them enough resources to survive the...

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