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 hopeful that it will be possible to resume hosting our monthly Free Family Garden Days, community stewardship events, and Free Nature Walks sometime in 2021. 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 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!

The Children’s Garden Committee is embarking on an exciting new mural project, along with local artist and teacher Sandy Bricel Miller of Red Ochre Art Studio.  The theme for this public art is “All are Welcome”, and the plan for this unique project is to work with youth from the neighborhoods inside and around Magnuson Park during 2021, to design and create two murals that provide a colorful and inclusive welcome to all park visitors.

We’d love to have your input on ways to communicate “All are Welcome” in the mural design, and have created a 1-minute survey at this link which we hope you’ll fill out!

Want to volunteer to help with the murals?  Email magnusonchildrensgarden@gmail.com for more info.

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

 

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 miss being with all the families and volunteer groups each month, and look forward to the day when we are able to see you all in the park again. In the meantime, we’ve been working hard to provide educational content through our Kids Activity Pages, our e-newsletter, and our Facebook account!