Coronavirus Updates at Klehm Arboretum & Botanic Garden

March 23, 2020 – Our gates will continue to open at 9 AM and close at 4 PM daily to allow for public access, but please note that the Main Visitor’s Center and Clarcor Restrooms will continue to remain closed. Visitors are welcome to enjoy our trails, but we will not be collecting admission at this time. While we are open, please be mindful of the recommended social distancing practices.

March 16, 2020 – Effective immediately, Klehm Arboretum & Botanic Garden is taking the following precautions in response to COVID-19:

  • All programs and events scheduled for the month of March have been postponed or cancelled to prevent risk of potential exposure to the COVID-19 virus. Please watch our events page at or follow our Facebook events for more information regarding new dates and other details as they become available.
  • We will continue to follow recommendations from the Winnebago County Health Department and the Center for Disease Control, and will provide information regarding future events and scheduled programs occurring in April and beyond as determinations are made.
  • Klehm Arboretum & Botanic Garden will remain open to the public during regular business hours (7 days a week, from 9 AM to 4 PM), however the Visitor’s Center and Clarcor Pavilion restrooms will be closed to the public until further notice. Visitors are encouraged to explore the grounds and gardens while following public health guidelines. Donations toward the cost of admission during this time are welcomed and can be made by visiting

If you need support or assistance, staff are available by email at [email protected] and by phone at 815-965-8146.

Stay safe!

March 13, 2020 – Klehm Arboretum & Botanic Garden continues to monitor the Coronavirus situation and is following the recommendations of the Winnebago County Health Department in order to help ensure a safe experience for all visitors. We will provide updates regarding the status of upcoming classes and programs via email, our website and social media, in the event that they should be cancelled, postponed or rescheduled.

As spring arrives, Klehm Arboretum & Botanic Garden remains open during regular business hours, 7 days a week, from 9 AM to 4 PM. We encourage our visitors to follow public health guidelines as they take the opportunity to walk, explore and enjoy the grounds and gardens during this special season.