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“Lovely” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Klehm Arboretum & Botanic Garden

Klehm Arboretum & Botanic Garden
2715 S. Main Street, Rockford, IL 61102
+1 815-965-8146
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Ranked #8 of 43 things to do in Rockford
Activities: Viewing foliage
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Owner description: 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.
Peoria
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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“Lovely”
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.

Visited September 2012
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KlehmArboretum, Public Relations Manager at Klehm Arboretum & Botanic Garden, responded to this review, January 14, 2014
Diamond101,
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Illinois
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“Lovely!”
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!

Visited August 2012
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KlehmArboretum, Public Relations Manager at Klehm Arboretum & Botanic Garden, responded to this review, January 14, 2014
Thank you for the kind words, heatherlyillinois. We appreciate it.
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“Best in bloom”
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.

Visited May 2012
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biknrun,
We are happy you appreciate all Klehm has to offer.
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Forreston, Illinois, United States
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“beauty”
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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Carl B.
Thank you.
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Rockford, Illinois, United States
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“Like Morton only smaller”
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.

Visited October 2011
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Maxine J,
Thanks for your comments.
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