Events + Tours2021-09-09T12:59:21+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, September 11th, 2021 | 9:00 – 10:30 am 

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 and co-teacher at Mindful in the Wild. She utilizes mindful healing approaches in her private practice in Shoreline.
Members – $25
Non-members – $35

To ensure the safety of guests and staff, unvaccinated participants are asked to wear masks and distance themselves, when possible. This class will take place outdoors, please dress accordingly.

Hypertufa Planters with Sarah Baker | Saturday, September 11th, 2021 | 12:00 – 1:30 pm 

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

To ensure the safety of guests and staff, unvaccinated participants are asked to wear masks and distance themselves, when possible. This class will take place outdoors, please dress accordingly.

Houseplants 101 with Andy Imholt | Saturday, October 9th, 2021 | 10:30 am

This workshop covers the fundamentals of working with indoor plants. 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.
For more information and to register, please visit our website.

Andy 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.

Our classes fill up fast and pre-registration is required.

Members – $25
Non-members – $35

To ensure the safety of guests and staff, unvaccinated 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 Tours – See the Garden through the eyes of Walt Bubelis,  professor emeritus of horticulture, through this series of seasonal self-guided tours. Use your smartphone to scan the QR codes posted throughout the Garden to learn more about each featured plant.

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.