Events + Tours2022-05-24T10:27:22+00:00

Events + Tours

Being a four-acre botanical garden, we have numerous events and tours throughout the year. We offer a variety of options for individuals to large groups. We host a number of field trips each year for preschool through second grade. Review the options below to find an opportunity that’s best for you. Many of our guided tours are provided by our long-time volunteers. Contact us directly to coordinate your needs ahead of time.

We are working on updating and preserving the historic Kruckeberg home. Our goal is to offer classes, meeting space, and events.

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

20312 15th Ave NW, Shoreline, WA 98177
206-546-1281
kbgf@kruckeberg.org

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Classes & Workshops

Propagation by Cuttings with Heidi Koonz | June 11th, 2022 | 10:30 am

Learn the skillful art of vegetative propagation by cuttings, using shrubs and herbaceous plants found throughout the Kruckeberg Garden. Learn how to make your thumbs greener, (hint hint, lots of humidity), and help round out your propagation tool belt! In this quick and comprehensive class, you will create a tray of cuttings to take home, the skills to grow them on, and a list of resources for further study.
Our instructor is one of our own staff horticulturists, Heidi Koonz. Heidi has been working at the garden since 2003, before it became a public garden. With a background in horticulture and landscape design, she earned an Associate’s degree at South Seattle College in 2002. She has a keen focus on fern propagation and herbalism.

Our classes fill up fast and pre-registration is required.

Members $25 | Non-members $35

Register Here

Saturday, July 30th, 2022 | 10:30 am & 12:30 pm | Concrete Leaf Casting with Carolyn Barden

Add a personal touch to your garden with a concrete leaf cast! In this workshop, you will create an eye-catching work of art for your garden or home. Crafter-extraordinaire, Carolyn Barden has been teaching this class at the Garden for many years. Can you spot all of her creations in the Garden? Carolyn will show you how to create, paint, and seal your cast, as well as demonstrate various ways to display the finished product. 

Due to high demand, two sessions will be offered on July 30th. Please select your preferred session when you register. 

Our classes fill up fast and pre-registration is required.

Members $25 | Non-members $35

Register Here

TOURS

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

PRIVATE TOURS

Private, docent-led 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 for Monday, Tuesday, or Wednesday during the week, as well as Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. All tours are booked in advance by contacting the garden at kbgf@kruckeberg.org.

SELF-GUIDED TOURS

Self-Guided Tours – See the Garden through the eyes of Walt Bubelis,  professor emeritus of horticulture, through this series of 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.

BEFORE YOUR TOUR

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 visit in advance of your tour if you have concerns about accessibility. There are limited restroom facilities at the Garden and no wheelchair accessible restrooms. Please plan accordingly.

PRESCHOOL – 2nd GRADE FIELD TRIPS

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