Events + Tours2021-04-09T13:28:37+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 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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Classes & Workshops

MINDFULNESS IN THE GARDEN WITH JESSICA HANCOCK

Saturday, April 17th, 2021 | 9:00am & Wednesday, May 19th | 9:00am

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 the mind, body, and spirit. Jessica Hancock, ND, is a naturopathic physician and co-teacher at Mindful in the Wild. She utilizes mindful healing approaches in her private practice in Shoreline.

This workshop is an on-going series at the Garden through 2021. Please check back later for future dates.

Our workshops fill up fast, registration is required.

Members $25 | Non-members $35

Register Here

To ensure the 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.

HYDRANGEA PROPAGATION WITH SHIRLEY SIDELL

Saturday, May 15th, 2021 | 1:00 pm

It’s hard not to notice the burst of color hydrangeas bring to Puget Sound area gardens. From vivid blues, pinks, and purples; to lighter pastels hues; to creamy white; these hearty shrubs boast vibrant and large flower heads that look great living, cut, and even dried. 

Join Shirley Sidell, a local gardener and artist, at Kruckeberg Botanic Garden for a hydrangea propagation workshop. Using her tried and true method, Shirley’s cuttings are healthy and quickly produce flowers to brighten up your spring garden.

Shirley Sidell is an avid gardener, photographer, and creator of Accessible Gardens, a resource website devoted to promoting gardening for all people and all abilities. Specializing in ancient and biblical plants for modern gardens, Shirley is a frequent speaker at flower and garden shows, garden clubs, and senior organizations around the region. Her stunning garden photography has been displayed at the University of Washington’s Elisabeth C. Miller’s library. 

Our workshops fill up fast, registration is required.

Members $25 | Non-members $35

Register here

To ensure the 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.

HOUSEPLANTS 101 WITH ANDREW IMHOLT

Saturday, May 29th, 2021 | 9:00 am

This workshop will lay the foundation for successfully growing houseplants. We will cover the fundamentals of working with indoor environments, selecting specimens, plant profiles, supplies, care routines, and how to identify and manage health concerns. Houseplants 101 is designed as an informative start from square one for complete beginners. It also will serve as a good refresher course for those with some experience with indoor gardening.

Andrew Imholt is a Pacific Northwest local and houseplant enthusiast. With over five years of experience, his houseplant collection has grown in size and diversity. He is self-taught and enjoys the continual learning process associated with indoor gardening.

We will provide a course outline for note-taking, a corresponding slide show, and the opportunity to bring home your very own starter Tradescantia species houseplant.

Our workshops fill up fast, registration is required.

Members $25 | Non-members $35

Register here

To ensure the 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.

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.