By Brianne Zorn, KBGF Executive Director

The Kruckeberg Botanic Garden (KBG) is an important part of the Northwest horticultural community, and it resonates differently with each person.

Why is KBG important to me? It was the first place I saw a Helwingia chinensis (Helwingia) in bloom, one of two species in an uncommon genus. I had never before seen a plant that flowered from the midrib of the leaf and I was amazed. KBG is important to me because the garden was a botany lesson every time I visited. Dr. Kruckeberg would always quiz me on my botanical knowledge, as he still does to this day! I learn something new each time I walk through the garden.

Think for a moment. Why is the Kruckeberg Botanic Garden important to you?

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