The Kruckeberg Botanic Garden hosts events throughout the year for youth, families, and adults. We aim to connect visitors of all ages to positive experiences in nature.

Hope to see you soon!

Open Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays.
March - October: 10am-5pm
November - February: 10am-3pm
Admission is free, but a donation is appreciated!

20312 15th Ave NW, Shoreline, WA 98177

FAQ - Frequently Asked Questions



Summer Solstice Picnic | June 20th | 5-8pm | A members event

Gather with fellow Kruckeberg members as we celebrate the start of a brand new summer and the longest day of the year!

This event is exclusively for members, though members can register up to 10 guests, including themselves.

Tap the button below for more details and to sign up!

Event Details:

  • When and where: Thursday, June 20th, at 5-8pm at Kruckeberg Botanic Garden
  • Deadline for Event Registration: Wednesday, June 19th (register below)
  • Deadline for (optional) Food Orders: Friday, June 14th, at 5pm
  • Entry fee and drink tix: Registration is $15 per adult over 21. Each registered adult receives up to 2 FREE DRINKS for Virtue Cellars wine and/or non-alcoholic options.
  • Parking: Overflow parking is available on nearby side streets and at the parking lot of Richmond Beach Congregational Church (located .4 miles from Kruckeberg, about a 7 minute walk).
  • Upon Entrance: The Kruckeberg member who registered guests must be present for their guests to enter. Each registered adult can receive up to two drinks from Virtue Cellars wine, provided onsite.
  • Food and drink: Bring your own food and drink OR purchase a Le Petite Paquet picnic box on this registration form. For those who purchase picnic boxes, please pick up your order at the Garden on the day of the picnic.
  • Seating: Bring along your own picnic blanket and set up in the Meadow located in the Lower Garden. You’ll also find picnic tables available for your convenience.
  • Activities: Games and children’s activities will be available near the Children’s Garden.

Not a Kruckeberg member yet? Discover all the perks of membership on our membership page.

More Upcoming Events

Concert in the Garden | July 24th (info coming soon)

Forest Bathing Sessions | multiple dates (info coming soon)

Gardening skills workshops | multiple dates (info coming soon)

Propagation workshop (info coming soon)

Hypertufa container making workshop (info coming soon)

Wreath making workshop (info coming soon)


Fairy Door Hunt

Step into a world of magic and wonder by participating in Kruckeberg Botanic Garden’s “Fairy Door Hunt!” This family-friendly activity invites people to embark on an enchanted quest and find TEN fairy doors hidden at the base of trees throughout the Garden.

  • Win a prize when you present photo evidence of all ten doors to Garden Staff
  • Participate in the Fairy Door Dash during any normal garden open hours and let us know how it goes

The lore of fairies suggests that they inhabit small, secret spaces and these doors are a perfect portal for their whimsical lifestyle. The hunt for the doors may bring out your curious side and allow you and your fellow adventurers to immerse yourselves in the world of fairy tales. Heck, gather fellow adventurers and make this a fun competition!

Fairy door 4
Fairy door 3

Our workshops are held both indoors and outdoors. The Lower Garden and our indoor classroom space are not wheelchair accessible at this time, we apologize for the inconvenience. If you have any questions about our programs, please email

Have an idea for a workshop or interested in leading one yourself? Contact!


We are excited to host a variety of summer programs for different age groups in 2024! Camps at Kruckeberg are operated through our partner organizations. Click the links below to learn about camp details and registration:


Girls Rock Math is an empowering, arts-based math camp. Our camps offer engaging themes that capture a girls’ interest and imagination, and we use that as a catalyst for math growth, through real-life, hands-on math projects. Creative and fun experiences with math help develop confidence, excitement, and joy around learning.

  • Check out camp and registration info here:

Birds Connect Seattle Camps

Birds Connect Seattle started Nature Camp in 1982, and for over 40 years we’ve built a reputation for quality environmental learning, emphasizing experiential outdoor activities that instill an appreciation for nature. Small group instruction with experienced naturalists inspires children to become an explorer and a steward of the land while engaging with a variety of nature based topics. Scholarships available.

  • Visit Birds Connect Seattle’s for more info:


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


Private 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 Wednesday -Sunday. All tours are booked in advance by contacting the garden at


Self-Guided Tours – See the Garden through the eyes of Walt Bubelis, Professor Emeritus of Horticulture, through his 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.


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 contact us in advance of your tour if you have concerns about accessibility. The ADA accessible, Kruckeberg Boardwalk, is planned to be installed by Spring 2024 and will significantly improve accessibility to the Lower Garden.