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Address: 2715 S Main St, Rockford, IL 61102-3925
Phone Number: +1 815-965-8146
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This year-round garden, which started as a commercial nursery, includes 155...

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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Getting Close to Nature

This was our first visit to Klehm. It was a cool weekday in late October. We almost had the place to ourselves, which was a shame. Some of the trees were in full color yet, some... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed October 26, 2016
Arleen H
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Belvidere, Illinois
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Belvidere, Illinois
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86 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2016 via mobile

This was our first visit to Klehm. It was a cool weekday in late October. We almost had the place to ourselves, which was a shame. Some of the trees were in full color yet, some were bare, but the overall picture was stunning. I need to note that unlike other arboretums I have been to, you cannot drive through,... More 

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

Hi Arleen, We are so honored to hear the satisfaction with your recent visit to Klehm Arboretum & Botanic Garden. Klehm is a very special place in Rockford and invites peace and solitude to enjoy nature and botanic beauty. We hope to see you again soon! More 

Rockford
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33 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 12, 2016

It is one of kind place in the area to visit. We enjoy their fall activities. Great for families anytime.

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

Thank you mefime! We appreciate your kind words and hope to see you again soon. The fall colors are just starting to turn. In another week, we will be full blown fall landscape! More 

Rockford, Illinois
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19 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 12, 2016

Have been to the Garden at least for the past five years, at least once or if possible twice a year. Always a beautiful day, gardens always neat and well maintained. Love the water features, the beautiful trees and flowers. Always take my camera and always there for two to three hours. If this summer hadn't been so awfully hot,... More 

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Thank Marie K
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2016 via mobile

We had been here for an office party, it has beautiful grounds with trees to walk around and relax. Nice place to conduct events and parties.

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Thank 150177hamidha
KlehmArboretum, Manager at Klehm Arboretum & Botanic Garden, responded to this review

Thank you for the nice commentary. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 5, 2016

This is a wonderfull place to visit, beautiful gardens and easy to walk paved paths with plenty of benches along the way to sit and relax and enjoy the views, very friendly staff and best of all it is dog friendly, we had a very enjoyable day, will definitely visit again.

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

Thank you for the nice review, Bill. We love to get positive feedback about our grounds. Hopefully, we will see you again soon! Fall is also a beautiful time at the Arboretum. More 

North Aurora, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2016 via mobile

Lovely arboretum and flowers here. I would highly recommend this place for a visit. I am sure fall colors would be great here.

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Thank billp422
KlehmArboretum, Owner at Klehm Arboretum & Botanic Garden, responded to this review

Thank you for the kind review Billp422. Fall colors are great here! More 

Roscoe, Illinois
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41 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 19, 2016

I brought my boyfriend here as a way to get him out of the house after having bypass surgery a month ago. He loves trees and flowers so I figured it would be a good way to distract him from the ordinary scenery he's had while he's recovering. We love hiking and being outdoors, so this seemed like a great... More 

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Thank gina208
KlehmArboretum, Manager at Klehm Arboretum & Botanic Garden, responded to this review

Thanks gina208! We are glad you were pleasantly surprised with us! Be sure to stop back soon. Maybe when the leaves are changing? It's gorgeous in the fall, too! More 

Rockford, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 6, 2016

it’s easy to enjoy Klehm while walking on cleared and paved paths Pick up a trail guide at the Visitors Center. Explore miles of paved paths in two loops and 2.5 miles of unpaved trails leading you through the heart of the Arboretum. A leisurely walk takes approximately 1-1/2 hours.

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

Thank you for visiting and sharing your experience at Klehm. We appreciate all feedback and look forward to the upcoming change of seasons. More 

Belvidere, Illinois
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14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 13, 2016 via mobile

My wife and I took my young daughter there and she loved it. It was a nice day so we were able to take advantage of the trails. I would suggest only going on a nice day though.

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

We hope you will return again soon! The scenery is always changing here. Thanks for the positive feedback. More 

Normal, Illinois
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36 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 11, 2016

We (seniors) walked the 1.8 mile loop. The information desk gave us a map and a brochure that explained the 23 stops on the walk. Really neat viewing many different varieties of trees.

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

Hi Alan, We're glad you enjoyed your visit to Klehm. Schedule a fall visit, too. The Arboretum is beautiful in the autumn, as well. See you soon! More 

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