Klehm Arboretum & Botanic Garden

Klehm Arboretum and Botanic Garden is known as Rockford’s living museum. This beautiful property in southwest Rockford, formerly a tree nursery, was donated to Forest Preserves of Winnebago County by the Klehm family in 1985. Klehm offers 155-acres of spectacular gardens and rare trees, fountains and sculptures, a visitor’s center, and abundant walking trails.

A 1.8 mile, handicapped-accessible paved path winds through the arboretum and gardens, plus there are many secondary, chipped trails. Kids will have fun navigating the maze in the Children’s Garden. Klehm is dog-friendly and any leashed dog is welcome.

Klehm Arboretum & Botanic Garden offers many educational programs and events for the public throughout the year including Garden Fair and the Woodsong outdoor concert series in summer. Filled with four season beauty, Klehm Arboretum & Botanic Garden is an endlessly fascinating place to explore.


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