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 were able to resume our small group stewardship events this year, and we so appreciate the many wonderful volunteers who participated in them! WE ARE ALSO PLANNING to continue our monthly stewardship event schedule in 2022, and ARE HOPEFUL that it will be possible to resume hosting additional public events as well. 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.

New double-sided mural project!

From March- August, dozens of local youth volunteered for 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 wonderful ideas and art from youth now fill 2 murals that will be installed back-to-back on a brand new kiosk at the south end of the Children’s Garden.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We are so delighted to have had over 85 youth involved in this project, from the neighborhoods inside and around Magnuson Park, who attend school and summer programs with YMCA and Seattle Audubon, and/or whose families garden in the Magnuson P-Patch.  Their talent and energy will soon provide a colorful and inclusive welcome to all park visitors!

 

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!  🙂

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!