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.
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.
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: The garden will be closed on these dates during our regular operating hours due to this evening event. Regarding pets, dogs on a leash are allowed, but be aware that this event draws a crowd and is not the best fit for all animals. Regarding accessibility, this event is not wheelchair-accessible at this time due to the steep grade of the path into the lower garden.
Wreath Workshop | December 7th, 10:30 am – 11:30 am, 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm, & 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm | December 8th, 1:30 pm – 2:30 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. SOLD OUT.
Visitors to the Garden and Nursery are welcome Friday through Sunday during open hours.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.