Events + Tours2019-08-21T10:24:35+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 September 10 am - 5 pm, October 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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Garden Party 2019! | September 21st, 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm | Edmonds Yacht Club

Join us for our annual fundraiser, Garden Party at the Edmonds Yacht Club on September 21st, from 6:00pm to 9:00 pm. This event will feature delicious food, wine, and beer. Enjoy an exciting silent and live auction in support of the Kruckeberg Botanic Garden. Items included in the auction will feature rare plants, unique experiences, hikes, destination getaways, and restaurants to name a few. Tickets are $90 per person and $750 for a table of 10. Kindly RSVP with your ticket purchase by August 30th. BUY TICKETS!

Spooky Night | October 25th & 26th | 4:30 pm – 8:30 pm

This is the long-awaited time of year when the Garden gets spooky! (But not too spooky for the whole family to enjoy.) For two nights, visitors journey through drifting fog and cobwebs as they follow a Halloween-themed path through the garden. Keep an eye out for ghosts and other bone-chilling residents! This is an evening event, rain or shine. Our on-site parking lot will be closed, but we have reserved the parking lot at the Richmond Beach Congregational Church and will provide a free shuttle service to and from the garden. There is no street parking directly adjacent to the garden. Thank you for being mindful of our neighbors and their driveways. The garden will be closed on these dates during our regular operating hours due to this evening event. Dogs on a leash are allowed, but be aware that this event draws a crowd and is not the best fit for all animals.

Admission: FREE! (suggested donation of $10 encouraged)

Parking: Richmond Beach Congregational Church, 1512 NW 195th St, Shoreline, WA 98177 (free shuttle about every 15 mins)

Please note that this event is not wheelchair-accessible at this time due to the steep grade of the path into the lower garden.

Solstice Stroll | December 13th – 15th & 20th – 22nd | 4:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Join us in bringing light and cheer to some of the darkest nights of the year. For two weekends in December, see the Kruckeberg Botanic Garden aglow with whimsical light displays. This is an evening event, rain or shine. Our on-site parking lot will be closed, but we have reserved the parking lot at the Richmond Beach Congregational Church and will provide a free shuttle service to and from the garden. There is no street parking directly adjacent to the garden. Thank you for being mindful of our neighbors and their driveways. The garden will be closed on these dates during our regular operating hours due to this evening event. Dogs on a leash are allowed, but be aware that this event draws a crowd and is not the best fit for all animals.

Admission: FREE! (suggested donation of $10 encouraged)

Parking: Richmond Beach Congregational Church, 1512 NW 195th St, Shoreline, WA 98177 (free shuttle about every 15 mins)

Please note that this event is not wheelchair-accessible at this time due to the steep grade of the path into the lower garden.

Classes

Mindfulness in the Garden | September 11th | 9:00 am – 11:00 am

Taught by Jessica Hancock, ND. While we slowly stroll through the garden,  we will engage with our senses to open and deepen our connection to the wonder and healing power of nature.   This class will utilize elements of mindfulness meditation and shinrin-yoku (Japanese Forest Bathing) to help ground and calm mind, body and spirit.  Jessica Hancock, ND, is a naturopathic physician (www.mapleleafnaturopathy.com) and co-teacher at Mindful in the Wild (mindfulinthewild.com).  She utilizes mindful healing approaches in her private practice in Shoreline. Members $25 | Non-members $35. Registration is required.

DIY Hypertufa Container Workshop | September 28th | 10:30 am – 12:30 pm

This bi-annual favorite DIY class is a must for the container garden enthusiast. Hypertufa containers are lightweight, fast draining, and well suited to succulents or rock garden plants. You will construct your own container during the class and take it home with instructions on curing and finishing your work. All materials included in the cost of registration. This class is held outside, so dress accordingly. In the event of rain, we will have a canopy set up. Members $25 | Non-members $35. Registration is required.

Fern Propagation Workshop | November 9th | 10:30 am – 12:30 pm

Are you interested in learning how to grow more ferns? Come to the garden and learn the fine art of fern propagation with one of our staff horticulturists,  Heidi Koonz. She will discuss fern morphology and life cycles, and how the propagation process works. Class participants will go home with some new ferns to nurture as well as the skills they need to produce more plants. Members $25 | Non-members $35. Registration opens in September.

Wreath Workshop | December 7th | 10:30 am – 11:30 am, 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm, & 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Create a festive wreath to brighten your winter days with a diverse array of locally-sourced greenery. Whether or not you’ve crafted a wreath before, our veteran instructors will be there to guide and inspire as you complete your own unique design. All craft materials will be provided, including pruning shears to share (optional: bring your own gardening gloves to protect your hands from sap or holly). This seasonal favorite fills up fast and pre-registration is required. Three session times to choose from. This class will be held indoors. Members $25 | Non-members $35. Registration opens in October.

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 Tour brochure – Download our walking tour brochure to help you spot garden highlights, or pick one up at the garden kiosk.

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.