We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Klehm Arboretum & Botanic Garden

2715 S Main St, Rockford, IL 61102-3925
+1 815-965-8146
Website
Share
Save
Review Highlights
Lovely arboretum, but minimal botanic garden for travelers

I'm writing this as a traveler to other travelers, because while the Klehm offers a multitude of... read more

Reviewed June 6, 2018
TommyBear
,
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
A beautiful refuge away from the masses.

Klehm Arboretum is a beautiful and tranquil way to spend the afternoon by yourself or with loved... read more

Reviewed January 8, 2018
Barb D
,
Rockford, Illinois
Read all 74 reviews
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Overview
More
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.
  • Excellent64%
  • Very good33%
  • Average1%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
Travelers talk about
“mature trees” (3 reviews)
“paved path” (2 reviews)
“peaceful walk” (2 reviews)
Closed Now
Hours
Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
LOCATION
2715 S Main St, Rockford, IL 61102-3925
CONTACT
Website
+1 815-965-8146
Write a ReviewReviews (74)
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
All reviews
"mature trees"
in 3 reviews
"paved path"
in 2 reviews
"peaceful walk"
in 2 reviews
"plants and flowers"
in 2 reviews
"wonderful place"
in 3 reviews
"nursery"
in 5 reviews
"nature"
in 7 reviews
"wedding"
in 6 reviews
"stops"
in 5 reviews
"alphabet"
in 2 reviews
"peonies"
in 2 reviews
"garden"
in 32 reviews
"collection"
in 3 reviews
"gem"
in 4 reviews
"membership"
in 2 reviews
Filter

1 - 10 of 74 reviews

Reviewed June 6, 2018

I'm writing this as a traveler to other travelers, because while the Klehm offers a multitude of opportunities and programming for local families to enjoy, if you're from out of town and not interested in hiking the arboretum trails, I believe you won't find enough...More

Thank TommyBear
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed January 8, 2018

Klehm Arboretum is a beautiful and tranquil way to spend the afternoon by yourself or with loved ones. It offers many different flowers and shrubbery that are indigenous of the mid-west. They are laid out with descriptions of each flower or foliage so we can...More

1  Thank Barb D
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Carrie S, Manager at Klehm Arboretum & Botanic Garden, responded to this reviewResponded January 11, 2018

Barb, Thanks so much for taking the time to leave such a detailed, positive review for us. We hope to see you again soon!

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed October 3, 2017

Wonderful place for a quiet and peaceful walk and view wonderful flower gardens and mature trees of several varieties. Originally a nursery, it has been and Arboretum now for many years.

Thank waynedust
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
KlehmArboretum, Manager at Klehm Arboretum & Botanic Garden, responded to this reviewResponded October 4, 2017

Thank you for the 5-star review, Wayne. We appreciate it!

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
See more reviews
Reviewed September 18, 2017

This is a lovely arboretum. Be sure to stop by the Visitor's Center for a map and description of the stops along the path. The paths are paved, although you can enter the wooded area of several paths and add miles to your walk, and...More

1  Thank Penny37357
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
KlehmArboretum, Manager at Klehm Arboretum & Botanic Garden, responded to this reviewResponded September 20, 2017

Thank you Penny. We are glad you enjoyed your time at Klehm. In a few weeks, we will be in spectacular fall color. Stop by then!

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed August 8, 2017

Four of us took my Mother to Klehm for a guided tour by the wonderful docent Sue. It was a chilly, breezy day, highly unusual for August, and we had the tree garden, as Sue called it, almost to ourselves. It was lovely. They are...More

Thank mench
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
KlehmArboretum, Manager at Klehm Arboretum & Botanic Garden, responded to this reviewResponded August 31, 2017

Thank you "mench". We hope to see you again at our tree garden!

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed July 11, 2017

Really beautiful gardens & paths. They've added a huge permanent tent area, which would be a perfect spot for a wedding reception, company party, or family reunion.

Thank Reynrap
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
KlehmArboretum, Manager at Klehm Arboretum & Botanic Garden, responded to this reviewResponded July 13, 2017

Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. We appreciate it. We hope to see you again this summer.

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed July 11, 2017

We first visited Klehm Arboretum and Botanic Garden 2 years ago for their Garden Fair. We loved it so much, we purchased a year membership. Went back again this year, also for the Garden Fair, and renewed our membership. It's a beautiful and peaceful place...More

Thank Carolyn W
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
KlehmArboretum, Manager at Klehm Arboretum & Botanic Garden, responded to this reviewResponded July 12, 2017

Hi Carolyn, We are so glad to hear you were back again for Garden Fair and also renewed your membership. Thank you for the 5 star rating! We appreciate it.

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed July 6, 2017

Wow- what a gorgeous park! There are trees and flowers everywhere. Not sure what it looks like the rest of the year, but early summer is probably the best time to go. We lucked out with great weather. Looks like a nice place for weddings,...More

Thank A and M
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
KlehmArboretum, Manager at Klehm Arboretum & Botanic Garden, responded to this reviewResponded July 14, 2017

Thank you A and M. We appreciate your review.

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed June 9, 2017

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
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
KlehmArboretum, Manager at Klehm Arboretum & Botanic Garden, responded to this reviewResponded July 14, 2017

We hope you come again soon!

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed June 6, 2017

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
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
KlehmArboretum, Manager at Klehm Arboretum & Botanic Garden, responded to this reviewResponded July 14, 2017

Thank you CJeannie. Yes, it is beautiful here in winter, too!

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Nearby
Nearby HotelsSee all 24 hotels in Rockford
Howard Johnson Hotel by Wyndham Rockford IL
402 reviews
2.90 miles away
Airport Inn
3 reviews
3.24 miles away
Alpine Inn
215 reviews
4.46 miles away
Clayton House Motel
7 reviews
4.76 miles away
Nearby Restaurants
15th and Chris
25 reviews
.89 miles away
Carlyle Brewing Co.
84 reviews
2.03 miles away
Bings Drive In
15 reviews
1.06 miles away
Owly Oop Sports Pub
9 reviews
1.88 miles away
Nearby Attractions
Discovery Center Museum
295 reviews
2.54 miles away
Nicholas Conservatory and Gardens
177 reviews
3.40 miles away
Burpee Museum of Natural History
141 reviews
2.58 miles away
Coronado Performing Arts Center
104 reviews
2.26 miles away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
manjiri g
April 18, 2018|
Answer
Response from Barb D | Reviewed this property |
I don’t think so. Especially this April. Nothing has bloomed yet . I would go in late May or in the summer
1
Vote
Membership_Slide_Up_Placement_on_Attraction_Review
Get 10% off your next tour or activity booking.
Valid for new TripAdvisor sign-ups only.
Join TripAdvisor