Garden Fair Weekend is back for 2023 and bigger than ever!
Join Klehm the first weekend in June to experience a wide variety of plants, flowers, garden décor, art, educational information booths and more! Listen to live music performances in our Fountain Garden while enjoying a meal from local food truck vendors, including:
- Cantina Taco (tacos)
- Pizza Fresca (wood fired pizza and gelato)
- Prairie Street Brewing Co. (locally brewed beer)
- Quixotic Bakery (cookies, brownies, cakes and sweet treats)
- Sizz N Fizz (smash burgers, chicken nuggets, cheese curds, waffle fries)
- The Vintage Goose (mobile barista and baked goods)
Discounted presale tickets are on sale now at Klehm’s Visitors Center and at the following fine retail garden locations throughout Rockford:
Didier Greenhouses – 4601 W State St, Rockford, IL 61102
Gensler Gardens – both locations:
- Loves Park – 102 Orth Rd, Loves Park, IL 61111
- Davis Junction – 8631 11th St, David Junction, IL 61020
The Landscape Connection – 4472 W. Mulford Rd, Rockford, IL 61109
Meridian Nursery – 7219 Cunningham Rd, Rockford, IL 61102
Pepper Creek Greenhouse and Gifts – 7295 Harrison Ave, Rockford, IL 61112
Village Green Home And Garden – both locations:
- North Main – 2640 N. Main St, Rockford, IL 61103
- Riverside – 6101 E. Riverside Blvd, Rockford, IL 61114
Food and Entertainment Zone Sponsor:
June 3, 2023 | 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
June 4, 2023 | 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
$10 Gate Admission
FREE for Klehm members and children 12 & under
Presale tickets are available now – see list of locations in description
Klehm Arboretum & Botanic Garden
2715 S. Main St.
Rockford, IL 61102
1 (815) 965-8146
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