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Klehm Arboretum & Botanic Garden

2715 S Main St, Rockford, IL 61102-3925
+1 815-965-8146
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So relaxing to wander around any time of the year.

It was a very relaxing walk through the grounds. And there are benches placed around so you can sit... read more

Reviewed 22 February 2016
Beast308
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Loves Park, Illinois
hidden treasure in Rockford

What a delight to wander around the ample, beautifully maintained grounds, peaceful, arboretum with... read more

Reviewed 14 October 2015
ncarolinawoman
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Atlanta
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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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2715 S Main St, Rockford, IL 61102-3925
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+1 815-965-8146
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Reviewed 22 February 2016

It was a very relaxing walk through the grounds. And there are benches placed around so you can sit and enjoy seeing the wildlife and just hang out whether alone or with friends. You can see at their website that they have events such as...More

KlehmArboretum, Manager at Klehm Arboretum & Botanic Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 24 February 2016

Thank you for leaving us a nice review. Klehm's peaceful, park-like grounds are perfect for reflecting and enjoying nature.

Reviewed 14 October 2015

What a delight to wander around the ample, beautifully maintained grounds, peaceful, arboretum with many different trees, special children's garden with a fanciful creatures and a splash pool.

KlehmArboretum, Manager at Klehm Arboretum & Botanic Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 15 October 2015

Thank you so much for your positive remarks. Klehm is a jewel and we love to share it!

Reviewed 9 September 2015

Had our wedding here!!! LOVED IT! It was everything we dreamed of for a outdoor ceremony!! Everyone was very helpful too! The place is beautiful!!! Can't wait to see the pics!!

KlehmArboretum, Manager at Klehm Arboretum & Botanic Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 11 September 2015

Krista, We are so happy to hear your wedding day was perfect at Klehm. Outdoor ceremonies in our gardens are gorgeous! Please send us photos to share.

Reviewed 4 September 2015 via mobile

Was there for a wedding. Lovely and well kept grounds. Very quiet on a Friday afternoon. Not many visitors, maybe because it was so hot. Gift shop has minimal gifts. Only food I saw were candy bars for sale. Lots of stuff on the grounds...More

KlehmArboretum, Manager at Klehm Arboretum & Botanic Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 7 September 2015

Thank you taking the time to review us. We appreciate the feedback and praise of our gardens. We are in the process of adding local artists' work to our gift shop, so you will have to stop back again soon for a wider selection of...More

Reviewed 13 August 2015

We stopped here on our way up to Madison and allowed my 3 year old to run around a bit. It is beautiful and peaceful. It has a nice little walk to a pretty children's garden and a splash fountain that my son enjoyed playing...More

KlehmArboretum, Manager at Klehm Arboretum & Botanic Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 7 September 2015

We are glad you stopped too! Thank you for the positive review.

Reviewed 15 July 2015

Who know Klehm has donation days? We went for a donation and everyone in the family got to see trees from all around the world. We had a great time together.

KlehmArboretum, Manager at Klehm Arboretum & Botanic Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 16 July 2015

Hi Amy, Thank you for visiting! Tell your friends to stop by too!

Reviewed 9 June 2015

The arboretum has a large collection of mature trees that are labeled. There are also beautiful flower gardens. Children will enjoy the children's garden. There are paved trails that are easy to walk. If you are a little more adventurous, you can take the wooded...More

KlehmArboretum, Manager at Klehm Arboretum & Botanic Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 11 June 2015

Hi Dolly, Many thanks for the positive review. Come back again and bring your friends!

Reviewed 7 June 2015 via mobile

We went there for the annual garden show. They had plenty of vendors with an array of garden art, jewelry, plants, and vegetables. They also had wood fire pizza out there which was delicious. We walked around the arboretum and it was well kept, clean,...More

KlehmArboretum, Manager at Klehm Arboretum & Botanic Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 8 June 2015

Thank you for taking the time to review us. We love to hear from our visitors!

Reviewed 6 June 2015 via mobile

People who say it's "poor" are crazy. It's so gorgeous! Two miles of main trails and little wooded ones off of it. So bring bug spray! And if you don't like spiderwebs, don't go on them! They'll get all over you! And any camera equipment,...More

KlehmArboretum, Manager at Klehm Arboretum & Botanic Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 7 June 2015

Thank you for the compliments, Sarah. We are a sanctuary. aren't we? We hope to see you back again soon.

Reviewed 25 May 2015 via mobile

The wife and I had visted this garden as well as the Japanese and the one a cross from sinnisippi. This was our favorite, less crowded and more flowers

KlehmArboretum, Manager at Klehm Arboretum & Botanic Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 27 May 2015

Thank you Dave. We hope to see you again soon!

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