Status: Completed December 2012
Construction of the parking lot and pedestrian walkway is complete. A dedication was held in November 2012.
The City has received a grant from King Conservation District for the project including park entryway and interpretive signage.
Overview & History
In September 2010 the City Council approved the Master Plan.
Six public workshops were held from September 2009 through April 2010 providing the community with a history on the purchase of Kruckeberg Botanic Garden, information on the Master Site Plan process and the opportunity to give feedback in the development of the Master Site Plan. A full site survey was completed and an assessment of existing buildings and structures on site was done. The existing plant collection has been fully documented in a format that will allow Garden staff to better manage the collection over time. The Kruckeberg Botanic Garden Foundation Board worked on a new mission statement to reflect the values and priorities of the Board.
The City purchased the property in January 2008 and held a dedication in June 2008.
In May 2006, Shoreline voters approved a bond issue to acquire park property and improve parks throughout the community. One element of the bond was to acquire the Kruckeberg Botanic Garden. This four-acre site is home to a collection of rare and native plants protected by a conservation easement. The City purchased the property and will make minor improvements and the non-profit Kruckeberg Botanic Garden Foundation will maintain and operate the Garden.
The Kruckeberg Botanic Garden is dedicated to the educational, cultural and aesthetic enrichment of the community and all who visit. Mareen and Arthur Kruckeberg assembled the Garden’s four-acre plant collection over many years. Set in a wooded, park-like atmosphere, the Kruckeberg Botanic Garden is rich in native plants of the Pacific Northwest and unusual species from other lands.
The Garden is open to the public at designated hours, for tours, by appointment, for horicultural workshops and volunteer work parties. Please contact the Kruckeberg Botanic Garden Foundation at www.kruckeberg.org.
Phone: (206) 546-1281 or 542-4777