Nancy Olson Children's Garden Now Open!

 Made possible by the generous support of the DAO Foundation. 
Special thanks to Palette of Light Photography & Videography!

Our newly renovated Nancy Olson Children’s Garden is now open!

Explore the brand new Kid’s Creek for interactive stream play and frolic through our new splash pad and fountain! This fun play area is perfect for cooling off on a hot summer day, no matter your age!

The Nancy Olson Children’s Garden is located inside the East Loop of the Arboretum, just beyond the koi pond with its charming wooden bridge. Named in honor of a devoted Klehm member, the garden is designed to encourage children to explore the many wonders of nature. Also in the Nancy Olson Children’s Garden are the Rainbow and Alphabet Gardens, as well as the Garden’s bovine mascot, Cow-li-Flower! An octagonal pavilion offers a place for picnicking and can be rented for parties and special events.

The Nancy Olson Children’s Garden is made possible by the generous support of the DAO Foundation. 

Open Daily: 9am – 8pm
(815) 965-8146
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Adults: $6
Seniors (62+): $3
Students (18+ with ID): $3
Children: $3
Children (2 yrs or under): Free
Members: Free
Donation Day is the first Tuesday of every month.

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

We are dog-friendly!