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.
September 23rd – October 21st, 2020 | 6:30 – 8:30pm | Lawn Care and Lawn Alternatives Webinar Series – Join local experts from the Garden Hotline to learn techniques to green your lawn, as well as options for replacing it with a garden that feels a bit more Pacific Northwest.
October 1st – 29th, 2020 | 6:30 8:30pm | Introduction to Botany for Plant Identification Enthusiasts Webinar Series – How do you know if something in the woods is a plant? Are all plants green? How do plants grow and reproduce? How do plants interact with other organisms? How do we decide how to classify and name plants? We will try to answer these and many more questions in this basic botany class. Join the Washington Native Plant Society and Fayla Schwartz for this class back to basics course.
Sunday, November 1st | 10am-3pm | Community Altar Display & Scavenger Hunt – We are thrilled to partner with the Shoreline- Lake Forest Park Arts Council to celebrate Dia de los Muertos! See ofrenda altar displays created by local artists, take part in the scavenger hunt, grab a craft pack for your kids, and don’t forget to pick up a Sugar Skull on your way out to decorate at home!
Classes & Workshops
Sunday, November 1st | 9:00am – 10:00am | Dia de Muertos Wreath Making with Laura Rodriguez
Learn how to make Dia de los Muertos inspired wreaths from Seattle-based artist Laura Rodriguez. After class, walk the Garden to see a collection of ofrenda displays created by local artists. To ensure safety of guests and staff, participants are asked to wear masks and distance themselves, when possible. This class will take place outdoors, please dress accordingly. Registration through the Arts Council website is required.
Sunday, November 1st | 11:30am – 12:30pm | Virtual Dia de Muertos Wreath Making with Laura Rodriguez
Can’t make it to the Garden for our in-person class? Join this 1-hour virtual session with local artist, Laura Rodriguez, and learn how to make a Dia de los Muertos inspired wreath! Materials kits available for pick up at the Arts Council office prior to this workshop. Registration through the Arts Council website 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 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.