- A Rockford tradition for over two decades
- The largest outdoor garden marketplace for this region
- The place to find plants, tools, art, antiques and garden-related items which enhance outdoor living
- A fundraiser for Klehm’s gardens, arboretum, and programs
- Above all, though, it’s a place for people who make Northern Illinois and the Forest City beautiful: volunteers and gardeners.
Klehm’s biggest volunteer project of the year:
Garden Fair is only possible due to the efforts of over 100 loyal volunteers. They are the friendly faces as you enter, and the golf cart drivers who offer a ride after a long day of lunching and shopping with friends. They are the heart of Garden Fair and the heart of our community. These volunteers don’t stop with one event; you’ll see them at Klehm working in the gardens and all over the giving time to non-profit organizations and community projects. When you speak with them, you’ll. For these special people, volunteering has become a way of life and we are honored to work with them.
Gardeners are naturally “green”:
Gardening and caring for outdoors spaces are both parts of being environmentally responsible. That’s why Klehm is delighted that over 5,000 visitors will come to Garden Fair because they are gardeners. These loyal shoppers enhance the region with green-space, locally grown produce and beautiful gardens for all to enjoy.
Saturday, June 3, 2017 9:00am – 5:00pm
Sunday, June 4, 2017 9:00am – 4:00pm
Get ready for nearly 100 vendors selling flowers, antiques, and art, to descend on our beautiful 155-acre grounds. Our popular Fountain Garden will be transformed into an oval shaped food court with a variety of tasty meal and snack options, including beer and wine from Prairie Street Brewing. Live entertainment will be provided throughout the entire weekend, and there will be plenty of room to sit and relax between shopping. Tickets are just $8 a person at the gate or $5 when purchased in advance at local businesses. Admission is free for Klehm members and kids 12 and younger. Bring the whole family…but make sure to leave room in the car for all of your great finds!
Garden Fair presale tickets are now available at local businesses: Gensler Garden locations, Broadway Florist, Enders Flowers, J. Carlson Growers, The Landscape Connections, Village Green locations, Meridian Nursery, Pepper Creek, Rock Valley Garden Center and Arte Verde Garden Center.