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Summer in the Garden Photo Contest

Kruckeberg Botanic Garden Photo Contest


NOTE: The KBG Photo Contest has been extended and expanded! We are now looking for photographs from all seasons. Submit your photos by October 27 for consideration. See below rules for submission info.

Photographers of all ages and skills are invited to participate in the photo contest sponsored by the Kruckeberg Botanic Garden Foundation (KBGF) and the Shoreline-Lake Forest Park Arts Council.

Submit your photos by October 27 to Eric Swenson, Arts in the Garden Committee Chair, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .


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Native Plant Demonstration Garden Dedication Ceremony

delphiniumTo celebrate Native Plant Appreciation Week, please join us to dedicate the newest installation at the Kruckeberg Botanic Garden: the Native Plant Demonstration Garden. Participate in free tours and meet the people who helped contribute plants, materials, and design expertise.

Wednesday, May 1

6 - 7 p.m.

Open to KBGF and WNPS members. Please RSVP.

For more information and to RSVP: Click here.


Rare Wildlife Encounters at KBG

easterbunny“It seemed like a good idea to bring back the Kruckeberg family tradition,” Emily Sprong, Program Director at Kruckeberg Botanic Garden (KBG) said hesitantly. “No one expected biodegradable eco-eggs to do anything other than melt away.” During the month of March, KBG held a month-long Easter egg hunt. KBG staff chose to hide eco-eggs, which are compostable and made from 100% renewable sources. Although three eggs were ultimately unaccounted for, the staff weren’t concerned about searching for the missing eggs because of their sustainable content.

On Easter morning, Rowland Adeniyi, KBG caretaker, took an early morning stroll down to the meadow and found a pink bunny hopping through the garden. “I thought that was odd,” he said. Something odder still was just up the path. As he continued his walk, he heard a cracking sound…and witnessed a purple bunny hatching from one of the eco eggs that had been hidden in some lilies. “The third bunny is mint green,” said Adeniyi. “And all three of them like to nibble on licorice fern, Indian plum, and Oregon grape.”

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KBGF Brings Easter Egg Hunt Back to the Kruckeberg Botanic Garden

Enid Kruckeberg Kriewald remembers Easter as one of her favorite holidays growing up at the Kruckeberg Botanic Garden. Neighbors and family members would convene at the Gardeneaster_egg for an egg hunt and brunch, complete with the neighbor’s famous lamb-shaped Easter cake, adorned with flowers. Enid and her mother, Garden co-founder Mareen Kruckeberg, would even hide eggs for each other so they could both join in the fun of the hunt.

This year, the Kruckeberg Botanic Garden Foundation is bringing this fun tradition back! Join us to hunt for eggs during our open hours, Friday-Sunday, 10am-5pm, starting this weekend (March 8). Eggs will be hidden, so you will have to use your eagle eyes to find them, but they will be visible from the trails. Please respect the sensitive new plants and steer clear of the areas we have identified as being egg-free. Each child may collect one egg – but feel free to search for more.

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Full House for Artist Tony Angell


A full house greeted local artist Tony Angell at KBGF's annual membership meeting on Thursday, January 10.

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