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Klehm Arboretum & Botanic Garden

2715 S. Main Street
Rockford, IL 61102

The Forest Preserves of Winnebago County serve as resources for many formal and informal environmental educational experiences. Much of FPWC’s educational programming is provided by non-profit organizations that run educational programs and events at facilities in forest preserves. Volunteers contribute substantial amounts of time and money toward environmental education at District facilities. Prospective volunteers are urged to contact the organization of their interest for further information.

Klehm Arboretum & Botanic Garden in Klehm Forest Preserve provides educational and interpretive programs relating to horticulture, gardening, trees and other topics. Discover this Living Museum with 155-acres of gardens and forest. Stroll over 2 miles of paved paths and over 2.5 miles of wood-chips trails, or take a guided riding tour on the Klehm Express. Visitors will find several specialty gardens including the Nancy Olson Children’s Garden and the elegant Fountain Garden. The arboretum includes over 300 types of trees and shrubs from around the world. Klehm has fun and educational programming for the whole family. Find and register for events at and sign up to receive email newsletter. Klehm also offers attractive membership packages and many volunteer opportunities.

Klehm is open daily 9am to 4pm, year-round. Klehm will have later evening hours in the summer visit or call (815) 965-8146 for dates and times. Admission: Adults – $6 | Children, Seniors (62+) and Students (18+ with ID) – $3 | Klehm members, AHS reciprocal garden members and Children under 3 – Free. Groups receive discounted rates. Donation Day is the first Tuesday of each month. Leashed dogs welcome.


Restrooms and water fountains can be found in the Visitor’s Center and on the south side of the Clarcor Pavilion.


All buildings and paved garden paths and trails are accessible to strollers and wheelchairs.
A limited number of wheelchairs are available at the Visitor’s Center.
Our Klehm Express, is an accessible vehicle.