Join The Kruckeberg Gardener's Discussion Forum


The Kruckeberg Botanic Garden Foundation sponsors a monthly gardener's discussion group. Meetings are on the 4th Tuesday of each month at 7 PM at Shoreline City Hall Room 302. 

Each month will feature a general topic- you pick a book to go along with that theme, and join us for a lively discussion.

Interested in participating? Have an idea for a topic? Please contact group leader, KBGF Docent, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (206-364-9263).

2016 Discussion Dates and Topics

January 26:      Water Cycle teaching kit explained


February 23:    Early bloomers


March 22:        Seeds and transplants


April 26:           Rhododendrons and Azaleas


May 24:            Bedding plants of all sorts


June 28:           Pruning fruit trees


July 26:             Keeping the Vegetables Going


August 23:        Doldrums and Dog Days


September 27:  Asters and Anemones


October 25:       Leaf color


November 22:   Holiday décor from the garden

(No December Meeting)

Gardeners Forum started as a book club - check out some of the great titles that they have recommended during previous discussions:

Everything is Coming Up Roses

  • In Search of Lost Roses by Thomas Christopher
  • Otherwise Normal People by Aurelia C. Scott
  • Growing Roses Organically by Barbara Wilde
  • Hardy Roses by Robert Osborne
  • Second Nature, a Gardener's Education by Michael Pollan
  • The Northwest Herb Lover's Handbook by Mary Preus
  • The Redoute Album by Martyn Rix
  • The Royal Horticultural Society Encyclopedia Of Roses by Charles Quest-Riston

Too Good to Leave Behind - all-time favorite gardening books (the ones you would want to have on a desert island)?

  • The Man Who Planted Trees by Jean & Aline Giono
  • Lewisias by B. Leroy Davidson
  • Flora Mirabilis: How Plants Have Shaped World Knowledge, Health, Wealth, and Beauty by Catherine Howell
  • The Collector: David Douglas and the Natural History of the Northwest by Jack Nisbet (a recommendation from Dr. Art Kruckeberg)
  • The Natural History of Puget Sound Country by Arthur R. Kruckeberg

Now Available - KBGF Amazon Associates Store!

Visit our Amazon Associates Store to purchase any of the titles listed here, and support KBGF in the process. A portion of the proceeds from each sale will come back to us. You can also check out our children's book recommendations, purchase Dr. Kruckeberg's books, and take a look at our Wish List.