Garden News

KBGF Book Club Forming

Do you love plants and books? Want to get to know others who share your interests? Join our new Book Club!

Great books and great plants go hand in hand in the Kruckeberg Family. Starting in January, the Kruckeberg Botanic Garden Foundation will continue to honor and foster that connection by sponsoring a plant-themed book club to discuss books related to gardens, horticulture and botany.


Help the Garden Win Funding For Our Native Plant Demonstration Garden

The Kruckeberg Botanic Garden is now a contestant in the Rain Bird Corporation’s Intelligent Use of Water Awards. Our project, a Pacific Northwest Native Plant Demonstration Garden, is eligible to receive a $10,000 award. Awards are based on public support and the number of online votes received on the Rain Bird website.

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New Nursery and Garden Schedule Begins in 2012

Beginning in 2012 the Garden and the MsK Rare and Native Plant Nursery will operate on a new schedule. The Garden and Nursery be will open March 1 to October 31 on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday from 10am-5pm. The Nursery will now close to shoppers November 1- February 28, however, the Garden will remain open the public on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday from 10am-3pm.

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Now Accepting Online Program Registration through Click & Pledge

We are excited to roll out Click & Pledge, our new system for online giving and program registration. In the past we used PayPal for online giving, but many of you expressed frustration with PayPal, so we have moved to Click & Pledge. We think you will find Click & Pledge quick, easy, and secure. The biggest change, however, is that now you may easily sign up for our tours and workshops online!

You can try out Click & Pledge by signing up for our upcoming Wreath Workshop, joining or renewing your membership, or supporting our year end appeal. Please let us know how Click & Pledge works for you!

Dan Hinkley to Speak at Kruckeberg Botanic Garden’s Annual Meeting

The Kruckeberg Botanic Garden Foundation’s annual Members Meeting on January 12 will feature plantsman Dan Hinkley as guest speaker. His talk entitled ‘(Too Often) Overlooked Plants for Pacific Northwest Gardens’ will explore some of his favorite and hardy trees, shrubs, vines, grasses and perennials that are relatively and inexplicably absent from maritime Northwest gardens. The presentation will take place after a short meeting and election of board officers for the Foundation.

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Support the Kruckeberg Botanic Garden

November 14, 2011

Dear Friends,

One generation plants the tree…another generation gets the shade-Chinese proverb

This proverb was my “tea bag wisdom” yesterday morning. Considering my involvement with KBGF, I think it was a wise tea bag indeed. I can’t think of a better way to describe the Kruckeberg Botanic Garden.

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  1. Changes in Foundation Staff