Gardens in Seattle

Gardens in SeattleThe Kruckeberg Botanic Garden is a wonderful four-acre public garden that showcases Pacific Northwest native plants and unusual exotics. It is a n opportunity to walk through a beautiful park, enjoy the outdoors in our urban setting, and view plant specimens you are considering for you own landscape.  A specialty of this garden is shade and dry shade plants.  The garden contains more than 2,000 species, which include native and exotic conifers, hardwoods, rhododendrons, magnolias, ferns and ground covers. Several trees are the largest or most rare in the state.  Birdwatchers have identified more than 40 bird species while visiting the Garden.

KCG is Located in Shoreline, Washington, and is now part of the Shoreline park system.  The garden was founded in 1958 by Dr. Arthur Kruckeberg and his wife Mareen, botanists and horticulturalists who amassed the plant collection over 50 years in the gardens surrounding their home.   The KBG also operates the on-site MsK Rare and Native Plant Nursery, which carries native plants and hardy exotics that are well suited for a Northwest garden. Nursery proceeds and membership in the KBGF support Garden operations and programming.  The nursery is staffed with volunteers that have an in-depth knowledge of the plants in both the nursery and the garden. Check out the inventory to see what species are being offered!

Special Note:  During this coming week the nursery is holding its annual Fall Tree and Shrub Sale.   All trees and shrubs will be 10-75% off. Other select plants will be on sale so don’t miss this opportunity.


Be patient in following the directions and you may need to park on of the streets that run perpendicular to 15th.

Kruckeberg Botanic Garden blog

Kruckeberg Botanic Garden event calendar

Take advantage of the guided tours.

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