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The Kruckeberg Botanic Garden Foundation (KBGF) maintains and preserves the Kruckeberg Botanic Garden in partnership with the City of Shoreline. KBGF is seeking new board members to help in this effort.  The Kruckeberg Botanic Garden is a four-acre public garden showcasing Pacific Northwest native plants and rare non-native species in a naturalistic woodland setting.

As part of our effort, we are focused on providing education about the benefits of preserving this unique treasure. Those efforts take the form of tours, field trips, workshops, and horticultural classes.

As a Board member, the following minimum requirements are expected:

  • Attend monthly meetings (third Tuesday of each month)
  • Volunteering at Garden Events (examples)
    • Solstice Stroll and Halloween Spooky Night
    • Mother’s Day Plant Sale
    • Garden Party (annual fundraiser)
  • Focus on fundraising to further the goals of the foundation
  • Act as an ambassador for the Garden to attract new interest in its preservation

Our constituents are a representation of our community – bank tellers, school teachers, small business owners, physicians, lawyers, writers, and scientists. We are looking for passionate supporters to aid in this ongoing endeavor to help preserve this community treasure for generations to come. If you are interested in learning more about this opportunity, please email or call 206-546-4851 ext. 501 for more information.

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

20312 15th Ave NW, Shoreline, WA 98177


Board Members

T. Richard Leary – Board President

JoAnn Amundson – Vice President

Krista Tenney – Treasurer

Eric Swenson – Secretary

Robert Hauck

Lisa Witzel

Rissa Sanchez

John Hushagen


Joseph Abken – Executive Director

Jessi Reed – Program Coordinator

Vicki Demetre – Horticulturist

Heidi Koonz – Horticulturist

Marjorie Gillespy – Nursery Staff