Klehm Arboretum and Botanic Garden

Rockford, IL

Where are we going?

Klehm Arboretum and Botanic Garden
Klehm Arboretum & Botanic Garden
2715 S Main St
IL 61102

815 965-8146

What is there to do?

It's all about the beauty of nature at this Rockford living museum! The Klehm Arboretum and Botanic Garden is the perfect way to spend the day surrounded by nature, and learning about it too!

The gardens have an incredibly diverse range of plants and trees, with so many beautiful areas to walk in, it's where kids can be surrounded by colors, scents, and wildlife, as they learn. 

Each of the gardens have their own merits, so why not explore them all! The Fountain Garden is where you can rediscover your zen, and the Demonstration Gardens is the perfect place to become inspired.

For those kids in the family, the Nancy Olson Children's Garden is where they will love to play! The gardens were designed to encourage kids to explore!

There are grass gardens, and gardens with over 80 species of Rhododendrons, and beautiful wildflower gardens too!

If kids just love seeing where their food comes from, check out the Food Pantry Garden! Here, rows of vegetables help support the local businesses, and kids can see explore the origins of food, and how it's grown.

How exciting!

So why not head out for a fun and relaxing day at the Klehm Arboretum and Botanic Gardens in Illinois - perfect for those slightly older kids who want to embrace nature.

How much does it cost?

Adults: $6

Children: $3 (3-17 years)

Discount: Seniors $3.00

Free Under: 2 years


Need a little extra help?

All paths are accessible for wheelchair and push chairs.


When can we go?

Open Daily 9am – 4pm . 8pm close Memorial - Labor Day

Year round. Closed Sundays Dec - Feb


Any top tips?

Dogs are also welcome on a leash - so the whole family can enjoy the family day out !

I’m Hungry!

There are plenty of areas for a picnic so plan on bringing one and enjoying the gardens.

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