Events + Tours2022-01-12T12:05:44+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.

You can register for classes and events here.

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

Winter Twig ID with Walt Bubelis | Saturday, February 19th, 2022 | 10:30 am

Learn how to identify deciduous trees and shrubs in winter with this helpful class. Walt Bubelis will teach you how to use bark, twig arrangement, and buds to identify common northwest natives and (non-natives) when the leaves are off. Great class for amateur botanists, citizen scientists, and gardeners who want to take their skills to the next level.  

Professor Emeritus from Edmonds Community College, Walt Bubelis created the school’s regionally renowned horticulture program from scratch. With over 50 years of horticultural experience and deep roots at the Kruckeberg Botanic Garden, Walt is a wealth of Garden knowledge and stories. 

Our classes fill up fast and registration is required.

Sorry, this class is SOLD OUT. To add your name to the waitlist please email programs@kruckeberg.org

Members – $25

Non-members – $35

Register here 

This class will be held OUTDOORS. To ensure the safety of guests and staff, all participants are to wear a mask for the duration of the class and practice social distancing, when possible.

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.