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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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A Stroll Through the Garden!

What a wonderful place to sit or walk and reflect on nature's beauty. The grounds are beautiful and very well kept. There is still some produce in the garden, tomatoes and okra. I... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 14, 2012
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Rockford, Illinois
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Rockford, Illinois
Top Contributor
69 reviews 69 reviews
13 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2012

What a wonderful place to sit or walk and reflect on nature's beauty. The grounds are beautiful and very well kept. There is still some produce in the garden, tomatoes and okra. I walked through the children's garden to get a feel for bringing a two year old to explore. There is an alphabet flower bed, each letter representing the... More 

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

Thank you for the review. Klehm is a beautiful place and we love to share it with fellow nature lovers. More 

Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
4 attraction reviews
102 helpful votes 102 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2012 via mobile

The grounds are very well kept & the flower beds still looked beautiful! Many paths and trails to walk on. Well worth the admission!

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

Thank you ueliparent. We hope you come back often. The blooms are always changing in spring and summer. More 

Lee, IL
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42 reviews 42 reviews
13 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2012

It does not matter whether you want a relaxing woodland stroll, to walk through abandoned formal gardens, look at a wildflower patch or learn more about small area landscaping this garden is a wonderful place to get away from people.

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

We encourage all walkers here. It is a great, peaceful place to jog, walk, run with 2.5 miles of paved paths. More 

Peoria
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2012

Plants and trees were nicely labeled. Nice walking paths. Would go back again in a different season to see what is flowering then. $6 for an adult. Walk at own speed, we took 1 1/2 hours.

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

Diamond101, Try a membership, if you don't already have one. They can be used at almost 300 gardens nationwide, too. More 

Illinois
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2012

Klehm is a beautiful place to have a wedding or event. It is a large arboretum with rare trees, but also boasts lovely paths with carefully groomed gardens. They also host many interesting classes and lectures throughout the year. If you haven't been there, check it out!

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

Thank you for the kind words, heatherlyillinois. We appreciate it. More 

Pecatonica, Illinois
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85 reviews 85 reviews
19 attraction reviews
121 helpful votes 121 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2012

This Arboretum is best in the mid May blooming season. I have taken my kids here for years for nature projects, because most things are labeled. Nice paths cover the entire area.

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

biknrun, We are happy you appreciate all Klehm has to offer. More 

Forreston, Illinois, United States
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18 reviews 18 reviews
11 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2012

landscape was awesome, quiet and pleasant, educational as well, was guest at a wedding shower and staff were most helpful, building we were in was very clean and spacious.

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

Carl B. Thank you. More 

Rockford, Illinois, United States
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2012

This is a Tree conservatory essentially. It has a friendly free open bus tour. It has a maze and a lovely gazebo.

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

Maxine J, Thanks for your comments. More 

The Villages, Florida
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31 reviews 31 reviews
10 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2012

A great place to enjoy nature. Many varieties of plants and flowers. Good for a relaxing afternoon...

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

Thank you for your 5 star rating! More 

Phoenix, Arizona
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24 reviews 24 reviews
9 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2012

The collection of exotic flora at the Klehm Arboretum is magnificent! I was able to get many beautiful pictures for preserving the memory of our visit.

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

We are a photographers dream location. Thanks for the kind remarks. More 

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