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.
Leprechaun Hunt | March 8th, 9th, & 10th & March 15th, 16th, & 17th | 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Spring is coming and leprechauns are popping up in the Garden. Will you be lucky enough to spot one? Join us for this free, family-friendly scavenger hunt to find out. Over the years, we’ve learned that there are four things that attract leprechauns: Shamrocks, Mischief, Rainbows, and Gold. Find all four to win a prize, and possibly catch a glimpse of a leprechaun!
DIY Hypertufa Container Workshop | April 27th, 10:30 am – 12:30 pm & 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm
This annual favorite DIY class is a must for the container garden enthusiast. Hypertufa containers are lightweight, fast draining, and well suited to succulents or rock garden plants. You will construct your own container during the class and take it home with instructions on curing and finishing your work. All materials included in the cost of registration. This class is held outside, so dress accordingly. In the event of rain, we will have a canopy set up. Two sessions available. Members $25 | Non-members $35. Registration is required.
Propagation by Cuttings Workshop | June 15th, 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Experience the joy of creating your own plants! During this class you will learn the basics of propagation by cuttings from Heidi Koonz, one of our horticulturists. Each participant will take home a propagation tray full of cuttings, along with guidelines for making more throughout the year. Members $25 | Non-members $35. Registration is required.
Birdbath Sand Casting Workshop | July 11th, 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm & July 13th, 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Make a beautiful birdbath to enhance your garden. The birds will love it too! You will design your unique art piece with the use of large leaves. Create most of the project during the workshop, and take home instructions to complete your birdbath once it cures. This class is held outdoors. Two sessions available. Members $25 | Non-members $35. Registration is required.
Botanical Salves & Balms Workshop | August 10th, 10:30 am -12:30 pm
Join us to develop your skills in botanical self-care. Learn how and what plants to harvest for different purposes, how to preserve them, and how to turn them into healing salves and balms. You can also add in some therapeutic essential oils! Leave with samples and instructions to make more at home. Members $25 | Non-members $35. Registration is required.
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.