LIKE SO MANY OF YOU, Magnuson Childrens Garden Committee has had to make major changes to all its activities in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. WE ARE HAPPY TO ANNOUNCE that we have been able to resume our small group stewardship events (see Free Events tab for dates and times), and we are hopeful that soon it will be possible to resume hosting other public events. IN THE MEANTIME, we very much encourage you to visit the Childrens Garden during Magnuson Park open hours to explore, experience, and enjoy this colorful oasis and welcoming environment for kids and families, as well as for birds, butterflies, and other beneficial wildlife. IN ADDITION, we stand with our Asian American/Pacific Islander, Black, Indigenous, and People of Color communities during this significant time in our history. The Magnuson Childrens Garden mission is rooted in growing love, and we will continue on this path by advocating for equality throughout our community, fostering shared experiences, and supporting the much-needed healing and wellness that nature provides.


  1. Tuesdays in the Garden!

    July 27 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
  2. International Youth Month stewardship event #1!

    August 7 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
  3. International Youth Month stewardship event #2!

    August 14 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
  4. September Harvest stewardship event!

    September 11 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

New double-sided mural project!

  Since March, dozens of local youth have been working on an exciting new mural project, guided by local artist and teacher Sandy Bricel Miller of Red Ochre Art Studio, and assisted by the Children’s Garden Committee mural team.  The theme for this public art is “All are Welcome”, and the design and mural-making sessions have resulted in wonderful ideas and art from youth that live in the neighborhoods inside and around Magnuson Park, and/or who attend school and summer programs with YMCA and Seattle Audubon.

This fall, the two murals will be mounted back-to-back on a large kiosk at the south end of the Children’s Garden, and both will provide a colorful and inclusive welcome to all park visitors!

Want to help with this project? We need volunteers to assist with summer garden projects so that a wheelchair-accessible area can be installed all the way around the new kiosk.  Visit the Free Events menu tab above for our stewardship event schedule, and send an email to for more info on how you can help- thanks!

This project is funded in part by a Neighborhood Matching Fund award from Seattle Department of Neighborhoods.


Land Acknowledgement

We respectfully acknowledge that Magnuson Children’s Garden stands on the traditional territory of the Coast Salish Peoples, and the past and present traditional land of the Duwamish People.  We honor all the indigenous peoples that thrive here, and the land itself, with gratitude.

Visit the garden anytime during Magnuson Park open hours

Our  new garden signage welcomes all visitors in 10 different languages, and we know you’ll have fun learning and exploring in the garden with our Discover Your Garden self-guided activity!  CLICK HERE TO PRINT YOUR VERY OWN CARDS IN ANY OF THE 10 LANGUAGES!  🙂

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We hope you’ll enjoy all the new spring garden photos on our Facebook page, as well as exploring our Kids Activity PagesTo keep up with all the news and upcoming events in the Children’s Garden, sign up for our free e-newsletter too!