Garden News

Parking Lot Construction Begins

We are excited to announce that construction of our long-awaited parking lot and entrance has started! Visitors to the KBG during the next few weeks can watch the new parking lot take shape.

The work begins with removal of two Douglas fir trees along 15th Ave NW, clearing, and grading of the area. The finished improvements will include space for ten cars, including a handicap space, in a parking area paved with permeable pavers. A boardwalk from the parking area will lead to a gathering space and formal entryway, and a new pedestrian-only entrance will exist in what was once the driveway entrance to the Kruckeberg house.

The KBG will remain open regular hours during construction. However, please be aware that on street parking in front of the KBG may be reduced, and the garden entrance will be altered due to frontage improvements.

Prior to construction, the Garden staff and volunteers worked to relocate almost all of the plants in the affected area. Still slated for relocation are the grove of 15-foot tall Rhododendron auriculatum shrubs, beloved by visitors and particular favorites of KBG co-founder Mareen Kruckeberg. We were pleased to be able to save so many specimens, and relocating them has allowed us to enhance other areas of the KBG. Look for some of your favorite plants in new homes!

If you have questions or concerns about the project, please speak with our staff by calling 206-546-1281 or contact Ross Heller with the City of Shoreline at 206-801-2472.

The KBGF staff and board of directors thank you for your patience during construction. We hope that you enjoy the improved, safer access and ease of parking when you visit in the future.