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Klehm Arboretum & Botanic Garden

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Address: 2715 S. Main Street, Rockford, IL 61102
Phone Number: +1 815-965-8146
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Activities: Viewing foliage
Description: This year-round garden, which started as a commercial nursery, includes...
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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Fun for the family.

Who know Klehm has donation days? We went for a donation and everyone in the family got to see trees from all around the world. We had a great time together.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 15, 2015
Amy M
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Machesney Park, Illinois, United States
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Machesney Park, Illinois, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Who know Klehm has donation days? We went for a donation and everyone in the family got to see trees from all around the world. We had a great time together.

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KlehmArboretum, Manager at Klehm Arboretum & Botanic Garden, responded to this review

Hi Amy, Thank you for visiting! Tell your friends to stop by too! More 

Pecatonica, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

The arboretum has a large collection of mature trees that are labeled. There are also beautiful flower gardens. Children will enjoy the children's garden. There are paved trails that are easy to walk. If you are a little more adventurous, you can take the wooded walking trails. It is worth the $6.00 admission price. If you go on the first... More 

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KlehmArboretum, Manager at Klehm Arboretum & Botanic Garden, responded to this review

Hi Dolly, Many thanks for the positive review. Come back again and bring your friends! More 

Rockford, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

We went there for the annual garden show. They had plenty of vendors with an array of garden art, jewelry, plants, and vegetables. They also had wood fire pizza out there which was delicious. We walked around the arboretum and it was well kept, clean, and quiet. Just the place if you're looking to relax. I would definitely go back... More 

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KlehmArboretum, Manager at Klehm Arboretum & Botanic Garden, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review us. We love to hear from our visitors! More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

People who say it's "poor" are crazy. It's so gorgeous! Two miles of main trails and little wooded ones off of it. So bring bug spray! And if you don't like spiderwebs, don't go on them! They'll get all over you! And any camera equipment, etc. It is flower heaven! So peaceful and would be a great place for graduation,... More 

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KlehmArboretum, Manager at Klehm Arboretum & Botanic Garden, responded to this review

Thank you for the compliments, Sarah. We are a sanctuary. aren't we? We hope to see you back again soon. More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

The wife and I had visted this garden as well as the Japanese and the one a cross from sinnisippi. This was our favorite, less crowded and more flowers

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KlehmArboretum, Manager at Klehm Arboretum & Botanic Garden, responded to this review

Thank you Dave. We hope to see you again soon! More 

Lake in the Hills, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

This place was nice because there were many trails, some were prairie-like and others were wooded. Some of the trails were paved and others more rugged. You can also bring your dog here. There is a children's play area with a hedge maze. We cooled our feet off in these tiny fountains which was nice and there are plenty of... More 

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KlehmArboretum, Manager at Klehm Arboretum & Botanic Garden, responded to this review

Thank you Laura. We are glad to know you enjoyed your visit to Klehm. It only gets better as the weather gets warmer and more flowers are blooming! More 

Lena, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Cute place to take a child when it is too cold outside. Spent over an hour walking around and enjoying the flowers.

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KlehmArboretum, Manager at Klehm Arboretum & Botanic Garden, responded to this review

Thank you for the nice review. More 

Rockford, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Rockford is blessed with so many choices to take out of town friends to see our beauty and amenities. Great trails. Even summer concerts

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KlehmArboretum, Manager at Klehm Arboretum & Botanic Garden, responded to this review

On behalf of Klehm Arboretum staff, THANK YOU for your supportive comments! More 

usa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

This is an arboretum that started as a nursery when I was young. It is now a beautiful arboretum with hundreds of trees that don't really belong in our climate. The flower gardens, arbors, children's area, Koi pond, education building just to mention a few are reasons to visit once. After that you will come back and back and back.... More 

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KlehmArboretum, Manager at Klehm Arboretum & Botanic Garden, responded to this review

Thank you for the positive comments Caisa. More 

Bend, Oregon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

A quiet and peaceful place to walk in the middle of Rockford, a neglected and sad looking city. Beautiful green lawns and wooded paths,

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KlehmArboretum, Manager at Klehm Arboretum & Botanic Garden, responded to this review

Thank you for stopping at the Arboretum. We do have pop, ice cream and granola bars available. Thanks for your input. I'm glad you were able to experience the peaceful atmosphere here. More 

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Additional Information about Klehm Arboretum & Botanic Garden

Address: 2715 S. Main Street, Rockford, IL 61102
Phone Number: +1 815-965-8146
Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Rockford
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Monday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

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