Enjoy reciprocal admission to over 300 gardens throughout North America and the Cayman Islands.

Individual, Family and Corporate Memberships

There are many reasons to become a Klehm member. The first reason, of course, is daily access to Klehm’s 155 acres of signature gardens and woodland beauty. With two miles of accessible paths, people of all ages and physical abilities can connect with nature on a personal level. Plus, the whole family will enjoy free or discounted programs and special events, in addition to the health benefits of walking and playing outdoors. Your membership support also improves the quality of life for everyone in the Rockford region, as public gardens reflect community values and enhance the environment in ways that attract businesses and economic prosperity.

Purchase or Renew a Membership

Your membership packet will be mailed to you.  Please allow 2 weeks to process.

Membership Benefits

      • Free daily admission  (excludes special events)
      • Monthly e-mail newsletter
      • 10% discount in the Gift Shop
      • Discounts on classes, concerts, lectures, and programs
      • Free admission or discounts at over 300 gardens throughout North America and the Cayman Islands. View 2018 participating Reciprocal Gardens for a complete list.  * Klehm Arboretum & Botanic Garden honors members belonging to participating gardens that fall outside the Rockford, IL area.
      • Discount subscription to Chicagoland Gardening Magazine, the region’s foremost gardening magazine

Corporate Membership

As respected and successful members of the Northern Illinois business landscape, you understand the value of a strong community and happy, dedicated employees.  One way to serve both the community and your employees is through corporate memberships.  When you become a Corporate Member, you not only offer financial support to Klehm but also valuable membership advantages to all of your hard-working employees.  Truly a win-win scenario!

Klehm Arboretum and Botanic Garden is a 155 -acre property filled with rare tree specimens, beautiful gardens, and miles of paths to explore.  Open year-round, every season offers something new for patrons to discover and enjoy…from early springs’ flowering trees, through summers’ intense display of annuals and perennials, to the fantastic colors that autumn brings.  Even the winter months put on a show worth seeing!

In addition to all of its’ natural beauty, Klehm hosts a series of special events throughout the year, including; BOTANICA, GARDEN FAIR WEEKEND, WOODSONG CONCERT SERIES, AUTUMN @ THE ARBORETUM, THE HOT DIGGITY DOG FESTIVAL and a CHRISTMAS CONCERT.  Environmentally based educational classes and lecture series are also included in our offerings.

A popular destination for the entire family, we are currently developing a new water feature and splash pad in the Nancy Olson Children’s Garden. This re-creation of a natural stream, complete with small waterfalls, stone bridge, birch island and wading pond promises to be a huge hit with kids of all ages. Well-developed children’s gardens are the current trend in making arboreta more appealing and self- sustaining while also helping to promote future generations of environmentally minded adults.


  • Free daily admission
  • Discounted or free admission to special events/lectures/classes
  • 10% discount in the Klehm Gift Shop
  • Reciprocal admission to over 300 gardens throughout North America and the Cayman Islands.

As a part of the Rockford community for over 25 years, the mission statement of Klehm continues to be: ‘to maintain a living museum for the enjoyment, education, and inspiration of all people’.  Please help further our mission by becoming a Corporate Member today!

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Thank you to our corporate members and community partners. We are excited to share Klehm Arboretum & Botanic Garden with your employees.

 ARC Design Resources Inc.
5291 Zenith Parkway
Loves Park, IL 61111 815-484-4300
Aqua-Aerobics Systems, Inc.
6306 N. Alpine Rd.
Loves Park, IL 61111 815-654-2501
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Campos Construction
1201 12th St.
Rockford, IL 61104 815-394-1414
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Eckburg Insurance Group
4455 N. Mulford Rd.
Loves Park, IL 61111 815-877-4100
Nicholson Hardware
1131 2nd Ave.
Rockford, IL 61104 815-963-4821
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Rockford Rescue Mission
715 W. State St.
Rockford, IL 61102 815-965-5332
Tree Care Enterprises
5563 Kilburn Ave.
Rockford, IL 61101 815-965-5757
Tree Care Enterprises