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.
Annual Fall Tree and Shrub Sale | October 5th, 6th, and 7th & October 12th, 13th, and 14th
Mark your calendars for the annual fall tree and shrub sale. Also known as the habitat sale. Either way, you’ll find great deals on everything. 40% off of select items. Additional discounts do not apply. Members get 15% off regular priced items. All proceeds go towards the support of the garden and its staff.
Spooky Night | October 26th and 27th 4:30 pm – 8:30 pm
For two nights we’ll invite all the ghouls and goblins to the garden for a frightful walk through drifting fog and cobwebs. More details to come…
Rake and Bake | November 18th
Join in with the staff and volunteers for a community raking of the garden and enjoy some delicious baked goods to keep you fueled for the morning. This is an annual event to support the care and maintenance of the garden. Hope to see you there!
Solstice Stroll | December 13th, 14th, and 15th & December 20th, 21st, and 22nd
Join us in bringing light to some of the darkest nights of the year. For two weekends in December, see the Kruckeberg Botanic Garden aglow with light.
Admission: FREE (suggested donation of $10 encouraged)
Parking: We will provide offsite parking and shuttle service
Garden Tool Maintenance Workshop | September 22nd 10:30 am – 12 pm
As the peak gardening season begins to wind down, learn how to properly care for and store your valuable tools. We will discuss how to best preserve your tools to keep them performing at their best and rust free. Other topics that may be covered are replacing blades and springs for hand pruners as well as what types of oils are best for wooden handled tools. Canopies will be provided in the event of precipitation. This is a limited availability, so pre-registration is required. Members $25 | Non-members $35. Register here
DIY Hypertufa Container Making Workshop | September 29th 10:30 am – 12 pm
This popular DIY class is a great way to learn how to make your very own lightweight containers. You’ll get your hands in it from the beginning and take home your own container with instructions on finishing and curing your work. Materials and supplies are provided. This class is held outside, so please dress for the weather. Canopies will be provided in the event of precipitation. This is a limited availability, so pre-registration is required. Members $25 | Non-members $35. Register here
Fern Propagation | November 10th from 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Learn about the unique reproductive cycle of ferns and experience the joy of creating your own ferns from cuttings and spores in this advanced propagation workshop taught by our head fern propagator Heidi Koonz. Each participant will take home a variety of ferns. This is a limited availability, so pre-registration is required. Members $25 | Non-members $35. Register here
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.
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, 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 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.