Events + Tours2020-03-27T13:21:09+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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Upcoming Events

Classes & Workshops

Saturday, April 18th | 8am-10am  CANCELLED

Mindfulness in the Garden with Jessica Hancock

Taught by Jessica Hancock, ND. While we slowly stroll through the garden, we will engage with our senses to open and deepen our connection to the wonder and healing power of nature. This class will utilize elements of mindfulness meditation and shinrin-yoku (Japanese Forest Bathing) to help ground and calm mind, body and spirit. Jessica Hancock, ND, is a naturopathic physician (www.mapleleafnaturopathy.com) and co-teacher at Mindful in the Wild (mindfulinthewild.com). She utilizes mindful healing approaches in her private practice in Shoreline. Mindfulness in the Garden is an on-going workshop series on Wednesday or Saturday each month through September. This class will take place outdoors, please dress accordingly.
Our classes fill up fast and pre-registration is required.
Members $25 | Non-members $35.

Saturday, April 25th | 10:30am-12:30pm CANCELLED

Hypertufa Planters with Sarah Baker

Create a container designed to look like natural stone! These lightweight containers are fast draining, visually stunning, and perfect for many plants. Each participant will create and leave with a small container (approximately 12×12) and instructions for making more at home. Hypertufa planters are a fun and easy craft to spruce up your garden. Former Garden manager and long-standing volunteer, Sarah Baker has been teaching this class at Kruckeberg for many years. Take a stroll around the nursery after the workshop and try to spot a few of Sarah’s previous hypertufa creations.

Our classes fill up fast and pre-registration is required.
Members $25 | Non-members $35.

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 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.