Volunteers have been the mainstay of Magnuson Children’s Garden since 2001

We warmly welcome you to volunteer at Children’s Garden events and/or behind the scenes in Children’s Garden support activities!

Volunteer power has been the “little engine that could” in the Children’s Garden for its first 20 years, and we hope you’ll join in the fun to help keep it going strong this year too! There are several easy ways to volunteer:

Stewardship Events: Help with simple gardening tasks at any of our 2nd Saturday events during each month from April-October, or at any of our Monday morning events from May to September. You don’t have to be an experienced gardener to volunteer, because all our stewardship events are guided by knowledgeable, longtime gardeners. To attend a stewardship event, pre-register on our SignUp Genius page.

Behind-the-scenes support: The Children’s Garden Committee is active year-round, planning events and education, dreaming up new garden features, and more. For more information, contact the Children’s Garden Committee Volunteer Coordinator at childrensgardenvolunteering@gmail.com

Q: What happens at our stewardship events?

A: Our events are fun for novice gardeners as well as experienced ones, and parents are always welcome to bring their children!

Typical activities include simple tasks such as planting, fertilizing, and/or pruning plants, weeding and mulching beds and paths, and watering during the summer months.

King Co. Master Gardeners and/or other experienced gardeners are always on hand at each event to guide volunteers, and answer your home gardening questions too!