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 several preschool and kindergarten field trips each year. 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.
Save the Date
Birdbath Sand Casting Workshop | July 11th, 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm & July 13th, 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Make a beautiful birdbath to enhance your garden. The birds will love it too! You will design your unique art piece with the use of large leaves. Create most of the project during the workshop, and take home instructions to complete your birdbath once it cures. This class is held outdoors. Two sessions available. Members $25 | Non-members $35. Registration is required. SOLD OUT
Botanical Salves & Balms Workshop | August 10th, 10:30 am -12:30 pm
Join us to develop your skills in botanical self-care. Learn how and what plants to harvest for different purposes, how to preserve them, and how to turn them into healing salves and balms. You can also add in some therapeutic essential oils! Leave with samples and instructions to make more at home. Members $25 | Non-members $35. Registration is required. 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 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.