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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
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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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Wonderful!

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

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 20, 2015
GreenDuck15
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Lena, Illinois
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Lena, Illinois
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51 reviews 51 reviews
24 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 attraction reviews
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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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 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 

Sevenoaks District, United Kingdom
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58 reviews 58 reviews
24 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

Lovely setting and beautiful walk. Very quiet when we visited (11.00am on a sunny September morning), but thought there would be more there. Also, would be really good if coffee, tea house available?

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

Coxyboys, Thank you for your recent visit to Klehm along with your kind comments. It is so nice to hear positive comments about the gardens. Please come again if you are in the area! More 

Virginia Beach, Virginia
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25 reviews 25 reviews
14 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

nice gardens to enjoy with your family. the area of town is a bit sketchy so be careful driving there.

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

We are glad you enjoyed our gardens. Tell your friends to come visit us, too! More 

Princeton, Illinois
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30 reviews 30 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

We enjoyed our morning walking thru the gardens. The facility is beautiful and we spent hours exploring the wooded trails. They have some great "yard art" throughout the gardens. We will return again!

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

Thank you for the 5 star rating!. We hope you visit again soon. More 

Kenosha, Wisconsin
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110 reviews 110 reviews
39 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

This is a beautiful park where you can walk around two different loops and enjoy the various shrubs and trees as well as wildflowers. Highly recommended.

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

We think it is a gem, too! Thank you for the compliments. More 

Indiana
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99 reviews 99 reviews
23 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

We enjoyed walking through this arboretum, which is actually an old nursery turned into an arboretum. We were thrilled with how well the plants and trees were identified. My husband's favorite garden was the hosta garden. There is a new wildflower garden that is beautiful in the Spring, There were lots of flowering trees. The Gift Shop is nice, too.

Was this review helpful? Yes 5
KlehmArboretum, Manager at Klehm Arboretum & Botanic Garden, responded to this review

We are so glad to hear you appreciated our gardens! Come back in a month when everything is blooming. More 

Loves Park, Illinois
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
16 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

I am rating this a four because we have been there before when everything is blooming, this time of the year it is not. We took my mother in law there for Mother's day because she loves flowers. The grounds itself is very large so make sure everyone in your party is ready for a day of beauty and exercise.... More 

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

The cold weather has delayed our spring blooms, but warm weather is on the way! We hope to see you soon. Maybe at Garden Fair on June 6,7 and 8th. More 

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