Events, Workshops, & Tours

The Kruckeberg Botanic Garden hosts events throughout the year for youth, families, and adults. We aim to connect visitors of all ages to positive experiences in nature through our events, workshops, and tours.

We hope to see you soon!

Visit us Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays March thru October 10 am - 5 pm, November thru February 10 am - 3pm, admission is always free!

20312 15th Ave NW, Shoreline, WA 98177


Upcoming Events

Summer Solstice Picnic | June 21st, 2023 | Wednesday, 5-8pm

Join us for a picnic at the Garden as we celebrate the beginning of summer and the 25th Anniversary of the Kruckeberg Botanic Garden Foundation!

This is a members only event, become a member today! Adults $15, Children Free.

  • Bring your own food and drink OR purchase a picnic box from Le Petite Paquet
  • Adults receive 2 drink tickets to local Virtue Cellars wine

Register Here

Workshops and Classes

Forest Bathing Meet-up with Ly Duong | Upcoming Sundays

  • May 21st: 1:00 – 2:30pm
  • May 28th: 10:30am – 12:00pm
  • June 4th: 10:00 – 11:30am
  • June 11th: 1:00 – 2:30pm

Ly Duong will guide participants on a 1.5 hour long practice in Forest Bathing, inspired by the Japanese practice of Shinrin-Yoku. On these informal walks through the Garden you will:

  • Experience the restorative and healing power of slowing down and spending time in the natural world.
  • Learn practices to reconnect to the natural world to help cultivate peace and calm.
  • Wander among spectacular trees and notice the magic and mystery all around you

Register here for Ly’s walks and to learn more about Forest Bathing. Interested participants are encouraged to join Ly’s mailing list to stay informed about upcoming classes and any cancellations.

This class is free, although pay-what-you-will donations to Ly are welcome.

Mindfulness in the Garden with Jessica Hancock | June 3rd, 2023 | 9:00 am

Taught by Jessica Hancock, ND. While we slowly stroll through the garden, we will engage with our senses to open and deepen our connection to the wonder and healing power of nature. This class will utilize elements of mindfulness meditation and Shinrin-Yoku (Japanese Forest Bathing) to help ground and calm the mind, body, and spirit. Jessica Hancock, ND, is a naturopathic physician ( and co-teacher at Mindful in the Wild ( She utilizes mindful healing approaches in her private practice in Shoreline. This class will take place outdoors, please dress accordingly.

Our classes fill up fast, registration is required. This class will be held outdoors.

Members: $25

Nonmembers: $35

Register Here

Our classes are held both indoors and outdoors. The lower garden and our indoor classroom space are not wheelchair accessible at this time, we apologize for the inconvenience. If you have any questions about accessibility of our programs, please email, we will try our best to accommodate your requests.

Have an idea for a workshop or interested in leading one yourself? Contact!


Visitors to the Garden and Nursery are welcome Friday through Sunday during open hours.


Private tours are available by arrangement and provide an overview of the plant collection, the history and origins of the garden, along with discussions about the future. Tours are $10/person, with a $60 minimum. Private tours can be arranged Wednesday -Sunday. All tours are booked in advance by contacting the garden at


Self-Guided Tours – See the Garden through the eyes of Walt Bubelis, Professor Emeritus of Horticulture, through his seasonal self-guided tours. Use your smartphone to scan the QR codes posted throughout the Garden to learn more about each featured plant.

Bird Tour brochure – The Kruckeberg Garden is home to over 40 bird species. Download our self-guided bird tour and checklist, or pick one up at the Garden kiosk.


All visitors must remain on the paths to avoid soil compaction and damage to plants. The upper garden is flat, but not paved. The path to the lower garden is relatively steep (beyond ADA standard slope) but in some cases can be manageable by wheelchairs. We recommend that you contact us in advance of your tour if you have concerns about accessibility.


For all things kid-related, visit our Kids Only page.