Garden News

May 2nd please GiveBig!!!

MAY 2 is GIVEBIG, Where your Gift gets Multiplied!

If you've thought about making a gift to KBGF, May 2nd is the perfect day to do it. The Seattle Foundation is providing matching funds to hundreds of non-profits all over the region to create what has become the biggest GIVING DAY of the year in Puget Sound. Just go to our Support page and click on the GiveBig icon between 12:01am and 11:59pm on MAY 2nd and you will help KBGF in a BIG WAY! Recommended minimum donation is $25 but anything and everything is appreciated by the entire KBGF community. Thank You!!!

We WON the RAINBIRD Grant Contest - $10,000!!!

We are pleased to announce that we are a winner in the Rainbird Intelligent Use of Water Awards, earning $10,000 to support our Pacific Northwest Native Plant Demonstration Garden. Thank you for all your votes! We couldn't have done it without you.

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Education Volunteers Wanted!

Do you love working with young children? We are looking for patient, caring volunteers to help with our Garden Tots program. Volunteers will help teach brief nature lessons to young children and their caregivers and support simple craft activities. The program runs Fridays 10am-1pm, May-September.

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Now Accepting Online Program Registration through Click & Pledge

With our new Click & Pledge service we are now able to offer easy, secure online registration for our tours and workshops! Most of our 2012 programs are already listed in our online event calendar and each event links to the program registration page. Take a look at some of the exciting tours and workshops that we have in store for 2012, and secure your spot by registering online today!

Global Plant Hunter Hinkley to Speak at Kruckeberg Garden Annual Meeting

The public is invited to the Kruckeberg Botanic Garden Foundation’s Annual Members’ Meeting on January 12. It will feature the renowned plantsman Dan Hinkley. Called “the Indiana Jones of horticulture” and “the world's foremost plant explorer,” he will speak on “Often Overlooked Plants for Pacific Northwest Gardens.” Hinkley will recommend some of his favorite hardy trees, shrubs, vines, grasses and perennials that thrive in maritime climates but are seldom found in local gardens.

COM_CONTENT_READ_MOREGlobal Plant Hunter Hinkley to Speak at Kruckeberg Garden Annual Meeting

Your Feedback Helps Our Programs Grow

Here at the Kruckeberg Botanic Garden we are excited by the popularity of our Garden Tots program and would like to expand our offerings for young children and families in 2012. We hope to offer events and activities for children and families that support your family's needs and goals. The following brief survey will help us determine the type of program that most interests you. We hope you can take a few minutes to share your valuable feedback. Every survey respondent will receive a 2 session pass for the 2012 Garden Tots program -use it on two different weeks, bring a friend, or if you are already a member, bring two friends! We look forward to seeing you at the garden when Garden Tots returns in May!