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.
Classes & Workshops
No upcoming classes or workshops at this time, please check again soon
Upcoming Events in the Community
December 9th, 2020 | 6:00pm | Benefits and Beauty of Landscaping with Native Plants – Join King Conservation District for a FREE native plant online webinar with Jacobus Saperstein, a Senior Riparian Resource Specialist with KCD. The talk will cover the countless benefits that native plants provide for landscape aesthetics, wildlife habitat, water quality and more! Attendees will get advice on the best ways to reduce plant mortality, save money and improve your landscape’s overall health and happiness. Free but registration is required.
December 14th, 2020 | 6:30pm | A Virtual Field Trip in the Nisqually River Watershed – Naturalist and author Jeff Antonelis-Lapp discusses the natural history of the Nisqually watershed, beginning at the Nisqually Glacier’s terminus and winds 78 river miles to its runout at Billy Frank Jr. Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge. Along the way, viewers will see and hear some of the great natural history stories in the watershed, including some cutting edge restoration projects. Free but registration is required.
January 7th, 2021 | 7:00pm | Global Ethnobotany – Plants and People – Fayla Schwartz, PhD., will present a summary of the class she taught for several years at Everett Community College on the importance of plants to several human cultures around the world. Used for many purposes, from food and medicines to materials and ceremonials, plants have traveled the earth and allowed people to develop diverse cultures. Free but registration is required.
February 9th, 2021 | 7:00pm | Central Puget Sound Chapter: Forest Fires in Cascadia: Past, Present and Future – Fire has played a foundational role in the forests across the Pacific Northwest historically, currently, and will continue to do so well into the future. However, the natural role of fire, effects of past forest management, and effects of a warming climate are drastically different between the east and west side of the Cascade Mountains. In this talk, Dr. Brian J. Harvey will discuss some current research frontiers regarding forest fire ecology in Cascadia, and what the forests of the future may look like in a warm and more fire-prone future. Free but registration is required.
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 email@example.com.
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.