David Rogers’ Big Bugs:The Pollinators

June 10 – September 10, 2023

Klehm Arboretum & Botanic Garden is excited to announce that we will host artist David Rogers’ Big Bugs: The Pollinators exhibit for a three-month period from June 10th to September 10th, 2023.

Consisting of 10 larger-than-life sculptures made of reclaimed forest wood and other natural materials that will astound visitors of all ages, artist David Rogers’ work has been shown throughout the entire United States since 1994. This will be the first time his work is showcased in the Northern Illinois region outside of the Chicago area.

David Rogers’ Big Bugs: The Pollinators is focused specifically on pollinator species and their critical role in supporting our shared natural ecosystem and food chain. These sculptures will be installed throughout Klehm’s 155-acres of grounds and gardens, and each will be located near paved, accessible paths where they can be viewed by guests of all ages and abilities.

Guests will begin their journey at our Visitors Center to view the first of the sculptures indoors, and will receive a map guiding them through our many landscapes and gardens to view rest of this breathtaking showcase.

This one-of-a-kind exhibit is included with daily admission to Klehm Arboretum & Botanic Garden during the exhibit period from June 10th to September 10th. Follow us on Facebook and Instagram to learn about exciting programs and educational activities that align with the exhibit’s focus on increasing knowledge and awareness of pollinators in our daily lives.

David Rogers’ Big Bugs: The Pollinators at Klehm Arboretum & Botanic Garden is generously supported by:

  • The Dean Alan Olson Foundation
  • The Smith Charitable Foundation
  • The Brubaker Charitable Trust
  • The Community Foundation of Northern Illinois

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June 10 – September 10, 2023

9:00 AM – 4:00 PM Daily

Adults: $10

Seniors (62+): $8

Students (18+ with ID): $8

Children: $8

Children 3 and under: Free

Klehm Arboretum & Botanic Garden
2715 S. Main St.
Rockford, IL 61102

1 (815) 965-8146

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