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.
Garden Party! Annual Fundraiser | July 26th 6 pm – 9 pm
6 – 9 pm | Dinner and program begin at 7 pm.
Edmonds Yacht Club
326 Admiral Way, Edmonds, WA 98020
Our silent and live auctions will include rare plants, garden art, and unique experiences!
Kindly RSVP by July 17th
Tickets: $90 | Table of 10: $750 | Purchase Tickets
Birdbath Sand-casting Morning Workshop | July 28th 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
This is a weekday evening class. Make your own concrete birdbath in the shape of a giant leaf. During this outdoor project, we’ll create the birdbath during the workshop. You will take home instructions to complete the final steps for your birdbath once it has time to cure. Members $25 | Non-members $35. Register here
Birdbath Sand-casting Evening Workshop | July 31st 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Make your own concrete birdbath in the shape of a giant leaf. During this outdoor project, we’ll create the birdbath during the workshop. You will take home instructions to complete the final steps for your birdbath once it has time to cure. Members $25 | Non-members $35. Register here
Botanical Salves and Balms Workshop | August 4th 10:30 am – 12 pm
Make your own herbal salves and lip balms! Learn how and what plants to harvest for different purposes, how to preserve them, and how to turn them into healing salves and balms. Leave with samples and instructions to make more at home. Members $25 | Non-members $35. Register here
Concert in the Park: The Irish Experience – Celtic Music | August 15th 6:30 – 8:30 pm FREE
The Irish Experience was formed in 1996 to entertain pub crowds on Saint Patrick’s Day, and their music quickly found a much broader appeal. Attracting fans of all ages, their upbeat performances have been praised for guiding folks through the gnarly turns and tempering their road rage. Their self-titled first CD is a mainstay on the World Music charts in 10 countries, reaching as high as #4. Their recordings and arrangements have been featured in movies, on TV, in musical theater, and in a musical greeting card. On “Green Energy”, their second release, The Irish Experience return with more electrifying fiddle, rock guitar, downright doghouse bass, and masterful drums. More information 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.