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Klehm Arboretum & Botanic Garden

2715 S Main St, Rockford, IL 61102-3925
+1 815-965-8146
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We started on our walk and saw the beautiful peonies and it started to rain. We waited for it to... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Debdegraaff
A tree lovers delight

This is an arboretum with some gardens. If peaceful walking paths with splendid trees are your... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
CJeannie
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Decatur, Illinois
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This year-round garden, which started as a commercial nursery, includes 155 acres of trees and 300 woody plant species mapped and labeled. The gardens include: a Rhododendron and Azalea dell, Hosta Garden, Nancy Olsen's Children's Garden, Fountain Garden, Demonstration Garden, Peony Garden, Grasses Garden,Woodland Wildflower Garden and Plant-a-Row garden. There are several signature events hosted each year also. Botanica luncheon,Garden Fair, Plant Sale, Woodsong Concert Series, Autumn in the Arboretum and Twilight in the Garden are all popular annual events.
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2715 S Main St, Rockford, IL 61102-3925
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We started on our walk and saw the beautiful peonies and it started to rain. We waited for it to stop but to no avail, they refunded our tickets and we plan to return

Thank Debdegraaff
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is an arboretum with some gardens. If peaceful walking paths with splendid trees are your desire, this is the place to go. I'm suspicious that winter walks would also be delightful as there are many conifers in the collection. A beautiful outdoore setting!

Thank CJeannie
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

When we left home it was a nice afternoon .. the sun was out. Once we got to the garden it was just misting. So we thought, we will not melt so let's go for our hike. Started our hike and it started to rain....More

Thank Nuts4mice
KlehmArboretum, Manager at Klehm Arboretum & Botanic Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

We hope to see you back again soon! There are lots of nice days ahead for hiking. :)

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

To walk these gardens is so peaceful and joyful. The variety of plants and flowers they have are amazing and you can even do weddings out there.

Thank Kari K
KlehmArboretum, Manager at Klehm Arboretum & Botanic Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you, Kari. We appreciate your kind comments about Klehm.

Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

This was our first visit to Klehm. It was a cool weekday in late October. We almost had the place to ourselves, which was a shame. Some of the trees were in full color yet, some were bare, but the overall picture was stunning. I...More

1  Thank Arleen H
KlehmArboretum, Manager at Klehm Arboretum & Botanic Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 28 October 2016

Hi Arleen, We are so honored to hear the satisfaction with your recent visit to Klehm Arboretum & Botanic Garden. Klehm is a very special place in Rockford and invites peace and solitude to enjoy nature and botanic beauty. We hope to see you again...More

Reviewed 12 October 2016

It is one of kind place in the area to visit. We enjoy their fall activities. Great for families anytime.

Thank mefime
KlehmArboretum, Manager at Klehm Arboretum & Botanic Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 14 October 2016

Thank you mefime! We appreciate your kind words and hope to see you again soon. The fall colors are just starting to turn. In another week, we will be full blown fall landscape!

Reviewed 12 October 2016

Have been to the Garden at least for the past five years, at least once or if possible twice a year. Always a beautiful day, gardens always neat and well maintained. Love the water features, the beautiful trees and flowers. Always take my camera and...More

Thank Marie K
Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

We had been here for an office party, it has beautiful grounds with trees to walk around and relax. Nice place to conduct events and parties.

Thank 150177hamidha
KlehmArboretum, Manager at Klehm Arboretum & Botanic Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 9 September 2016

Thank you for the nice commentary.

Reviewed 5 September 2016

This is a wonderfull place to visit, beautiful gardens and easy to walk paved paths with plenty of benches along the way to sit and relax and enjoy the views, very friendly staff and best of all it is dog friendly, we had a very...More

Thank Bill Q
KlehmArboretum, Manager at Klehm Arboretum & Botanic Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 7 September 2016

Thank you for the nice review, Bill. We love to get positive feedback about our grounds. Hopefully, we will see you again soon! Fall is also a beautiful time at the Arboretum.

Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

Lovely arboretum and flowers here. I would highly recommend this place for a visit. I am sure fall colors would be great here.

Thank billp422
KlehmArboretum, Owner at Klehm Arboretum & Botanic Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 28 October 2016

Thank you for the kind review Billp422. Fall colors are great here!

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