HAPPY NEW YEAR! The Childrens Garden Committee is busy working on our 2023 stewardship and education event schedule, plus some new and exiting garden projects! We also continue to be grateful for all the good things that have happened in 2022: FIRST AND FOREMOST, ALL THE VOLUNTEERS who have participated in our stewardship events, ALL ATTENDEES of our free garden and nature classes, AND ALL SPONSORS AND DONORS who have enabled us to purchase the tools and supplies needed to keep the garden sustainable. WE ENCOURAGE EVERYONE 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.

The “All Are Welcome” murals

Over 100 talented local youth were involved in the “All Are Welcome” mural project: residents of the neighborhoods inside and around Magnuson Park, kids from YMCA and Seattle Audubon after-school and summer programs, and/or whose families garden in the Magnuson P-Patch.  The ideas, artwork, and energy  of these wonderful youth now provides a colorful, inclusive welcome to all park visitors!

The youth were guided by local artist and teacher Sandy Bricel Miller of Red Ochre Art Studio, and assisted by the Children’s Garden Committee mural team.  We hope you’ll visit the garden soon to check them out!

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

 

Acknowledgements

LAND

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.

 

UNITY

We stand with all Asian American/Pacific Islander, Black, Indigenous, People of Color, and LGBTQ+ communities during this significant time in our nation’s history, and during each day of every year.  The Magnuson Children’s 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.
 

Visit the garden anytime during Magnuson Park open hours

Garden signage welcomes all visitors in 10 different languages, and 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!  🙂

Check out our Facebook page!

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