Rock garden plants on sale August 10-12

Join us August 10-12 for the MsK Rare and Native Plant Nursery's first ever sale on plants for rockeries and and rock garden containers! Rock garden plants thrive in poor, rocky soil and often prefer dry, sunny locations as well. Though often native to alpine or arid ecosystems, they can thrive in an average Puget [...]

2017-04-12T14:18:16+00:00August 3rd, 2012|

Stroll this summer and hear the trees talk

As the summer solstice nears there are even more light hours in the day to enjoy a garden stroll. This summer, please come to the Kruckeberg Botanic Garden for a visit. While you are here, take advantage of our Talking Trees Audio Tour. This free program allows visitors to hear Dr. Kruckeberg discuss the KBG’s [...]

2017-04-12T14:18:16+00:00June 15th, 2012|

Wetlands and Rain Gardens Weekend

Our first-ever Wetlands and Rain Gardens Weekend is coming up June 15-17! The MsK Nursery will mark down prices on many plants ideal for stream edges, rain gardens, and other moist spots. Join us on June 16 for a free Bog-In-A-Bucket seminar, and again on June 17 for a free tour of wetland plants in [...]

2017-04-12T14:18:16+00:00June 7th, 2012|

Stories from the past 25 years

Mareen Kruckeberg first opened the Garden to the public for a plant sale on Mother's Day weekend in 1987. Over the past 25 years the MsK Nursery, the Garden, and their founders Art and Mareen Kruckeberg have influenced thousands of lives and gardens. In honor of our 25th annual Mother's Day Plant Sale next week, [...]

2017-04-12T14:18:16+00:00May 2nd, 2012|

We’ve broken ground!

Work on our new Pacific Northwest Native Plant Demonstration Garden has begun. Yesterday, six hardy volunteers and two service-learning students from Shoreline Community College moved compost and relocated plants in the new demo garden area. After much planning, we are excited to see the work begin! Volunteers removed non-native grasses and groundcovers from the [...]

2017-04-12T14:18:16+00:00April 20th, 2012|

KBGF’s Newest Staff Member Invites You For a Tour

KBGF's newest staff member, Development Associate Aaron Silverberg, wants to invite our e-newsletter, website, and blog readers (you!) to visit the Garden for a free introductory tour. Have you never been here, or at least not in a while? Perhaps you would like to come on a guided tour for the first time? Read on! [...]

2017-04-12T14:18:16+00:00February 2nd, 2012|

The First Cyclamen of 2012

I felt a small thrill when the Garden’s first flowering Cyclamen coum of 2012 was spotted today. Soon they will be everywhere! January is a great time to relax indoors, but it can also be a great time to get outside and visit gardens in the Northwest. Other winter bloomers are also at work in [...]

2017-04-12T14:18:16+00:00January 13th, 2012|