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“Beautiful!”

Klehm Arboretum & Botanic Garden
Ranked #8 of 36 things to do in Rockford
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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.
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 reviewResponded January 14, 2014

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

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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 reviewResponded January 14, 2014

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

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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 reviewResponded January 14, 2014

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

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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 reviewResponded January 14, 2014

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

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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 reviewResponded January 14, 2014

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

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