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“Nature Lovers' Delight”

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 4, 2013

Finding this well-maintained, elegant attraction was a pleasant surprise--an uncrowded oasis where one would least expect it. We loved the peacefulness and serenity. Klehm is a lovely place to simply take a walk for an hour or two, study and appreciate many rare and unusual trees, or otherwise just admire the beauty of nature. The admission price is reasonable, benches are plentiful, restrooms are clean and modern. Bring your camera! One area features a large, vibrant, colorful selection of flowers--where butterflies and bumblebees are frequent visitors.

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KlehmArboretum, Public Relations Manager at Klehm Arboretum & Botanic Garden, responded to this reviewResponded January 14, 2014

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Reviewed September 4, 2013

We have not gone again this year, but it is constantly growing (no pun in pleasure). The water features are pure fun in the summer. The gardens themselves are unpretentious, straight-forward Midwestern beauty. We have gone many times with many different ages; never been disappointed. Garden shop is small, but quite nice, too.

3  Thank JSTVT
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KlehmArboretum, Public Relations Manager at Klehm Arboretum & Botanic Garden, responded to this reviewResponded January 14, 2014

We are happy to hear you like our grounds. Come back again!

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Reviewed June 18, 2013

Everytime we go there is hardly anybody there unless it is a special event. It is a very peaceful walk around with wildlife, flowers, trees, looking stand, picnic benches, fountains, childrens area..
Bring a picnic and walk around

3  Thank krn m
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KlehmArboretum, Public Relations Manager at Klehm Arboretum & Botanic Garden, responded to this reviewResponded January 14, 2014

We think of Klehm as the gem of Rockford! Thank you for your review.

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Reviewed June 11, 2013

PROS: The majestic sentinel Oak tree that is one of the original trees in the garden; the arbovitae hedge maze near the children's section. The variety of Magnolia trees, clean and well maintained paths for families with small children. Free and abundant parking. Very photogenic setting for memorable familial celebrations.

CONS: May be bland for people who do not appreciate the diverse flora they have in the property.

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KlehmArboretum, Public Relations Manager at Klehm Arboretum & Botanic Garden, responded to this reviewResponded January 14, 2014

We are a very tranquil garden, but our signature events bring in a lot of visitors. We hope you join us for one of those, too.

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Reviewed May 31, 2013

Beautiful park and terrific facilities for a business function. Can take a break and enjoy beautiful gardens. Just take some time to visit a gem in the Rockford area!

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KlehmArboretum, Public Relations Manager at Klehm Arboretum & Botanic Garden, responded to this reviewResponded January 14, 2014

5 stars! Thank you so much. We appreciate the recommendation.

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