Events + Tours 2018-05-23T14:49:37+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 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.

Visit us Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays 10 am - 5 pm, admission is always free!

20312 15th Ave NW, Shoreline, WA 98177
206-546-1281
kbgf@kruckeberg.org

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Events

Garden Party! Annual Fundraiser | July 26th  6 pm – 9 pm

6 – 9 pm | Dinner and program begin at 7 pm.

Edmonds Yacht Club

326 Admiral Way, Edmonds, WA 98020

Our silent and live auctions will include rare plants, garden art, and unique experiences!

Festive Attire!

Kindly RSVP by July 17th

Tickets: $90 | Table of 10: $750 | Purchase Tickets

Classes

Native Tree ID | June 2nd 9 am – 12:30 pm

Horticulturist Van Bobbitt will lead a lecture and walk on how to identify native trees. The lecture will be held in the house, but come prepared to walk outdoors rain or shine. Members $25 | Non-members $35.  Register here

Kids Ikebana Workshop | June 9th 10:30 am – 12 pm

Ikebana is a way to bring the beauty of nature into your soul and home. This Japanese flower arrangement workshop will be led by Machiko Faught, a certified Master Gardener and Ikebana Teacher, Sogetsu Ikebana School. This workshop is for children in kindergarten and older, who must be accompanied by a parent/guardian. Please bring gardening scissors if you have them. Otherwise, we have some available to share. Cost is per child. Members $25 | Non-members $35. Register here

TOURS

Visitors to the Garden and Nursery are welcome Friday through Sunday during open hours. You can enhance your visit with either a self-guided or docent-led tour.

PUBLIC TOURS

Enhance your visit with a tour. Trained volunteer docents share the Garden’s history and plant collection. We offer tours on many Saturdays from May-October. General tours go into depth about the history of the Garden, the Kruckeberg legacy, and the plant collection and feature what is in bloom and of interest at that time. REGISTER FOR A TOUR

Advance registration is requested for all tours. Two hour tours are $10 per person.

PRIVATE TOURS

Private, docent-led tours are available by arrangement and provide an overview of the plant collection or focus on a theme of your choice. Tours are $10/person, with a $60 minimum.

SELF-GUIDED TOURS

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 / KINDERGARTEN FIELD TRIPS

For all things kid-related, visit our Kids Only page.