2715 S. MAIN ST. | ROCKFORD, IL 61102


155 acres to explore!

Fall colors are peaking this week.


Open Daily: 9am – 4pm

(815) 965-8146

Email Klehm


Adults: $6

Seniors (62+): $3

Students (18+ with ID): $3

Children: (3 yrs to 17 yrs) $3

Children (2 yrs or under): Free

Members: Free

Donation Day is the first Tuesday of every month.

AHS Reciprocal Gardens List

Klehm Arboretum & Botanic Garden is a 501(3)(c) not for profit organization.



We are dog friendly!


Our new event venue will be located adjacent to the Fountain Garden, a popular site for wedding ceremonies at Klehm.  The Garden Pavilion and Terrace will feature a frame construction white tent structure that will seat up to 400 guests in a landscaped garden setting.  Booking for 2017. Contact Chris at 815-965-8146.  More info here

Summer Appeal Support

GOAL: $10,000




As of 10/24/2016

Dear Friends of Klehm,

Have you been to Klehm Arboretum & Botanic Garden lately?  Rockford’s living museum continues to evolve and transform, like Rockford, change happens over time and is the product of hard work and positive attitudes.  You can see change, but change can be exciting when you can feel the energy of many hands engaged in a common cause.

Whether a regular volunteer, a financial supporter or both, together we are affecting change, as both are essential to carry out our mission at Klehm.

Exciting projects have been initiated like the sensory garden, contemporary perennial garden and oak grove restoration.  All significant changes adding to the diversity of the arboretum and the botanic gardens.

All gifts to the Summer Appeal will go directly to supporting the grounds allowing staffing of the garden crew and supplies needed for the multiple annual planting of beds, planters and baskets keeping the grounds fresh and seasonal

Your generous gift will be used to support our mission and help Klehm move forward with long term restoration projects, and maintenance.  Please help us support our mission to maintain a living museum for the enjoyment, education, and inspiration of all people.  Your gift will make a difference!


Daniel S. Riggs

Executive Director
Klehm Arboretum & Botanic Garden
P.S. Your contribution goes to direct support of the arboretum, gardens and programs!