Events + Tours2021-07-16T20:15:34+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

Create a Playful Botanical Collage – a workshop by the ShoreLake Arts Council

Saturday, July 17th, 2021 | 10:30 am

Cut, tear, and paste layers of colorful papers to create fun collages inspired by the plants and flowers of the Kruckeberg Botanic Gardens. In this playful and experimental class, Lisa will show students how to simplify leaves and flowers, create dynamic compositions and make harmonious color choices. Simple or detailed, abstract or realistic, these renditions of botanical imagery created on 6”x6” mat board could easily be framed or mounted onto panels. All levels are welcome.

This workshop will fill up fast, registration is required.

Register here

To ensure the safety of guests and staff, unvaccinated participants are asked to wear masks and distance themselves, when possible. This class will take place outdoors, please dress accordingly.

Nature in Color for Youth – a workshop by the ShoreLake Arts Council

Saturday, July 17th, 2021 | 10:30 am

In this highly engaging workshop, the participants will have fun playing with colors, layering, mark making, and getting messy stamping with fresh leaves and flowers while painting a pretty nature scene on a 6×6″ canvas. The participants will get to play with a lot of colors and textures in this workshop. They will also learn how to stamp with freshly picked leaves in an abstract, expressive way in multiple layers, paint a bird with some detailed and intricate Zentangle type doodle designs and finish off with some paper collage work. We will be using simple art supplies along with some everyday use tools.

This workshop will fill up fast, registration is required.

Register here

To ensure the safety of guests and staff, unvaccinated participants are asked to wear masks and distance themselves, when possible. This class will take place outdoors, please dress accordingly.

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.