There is so much to be grateful for amidst the ongoing pandemic and all its hardships for our community: WE ARE HAPPY TO ANNOUNCE that we were able to resume our small group stewardship events in 2021, and we so appreciate the many wonderful volunteers who participated in them! WE ARE GRATEFUL BEYOND WORDS to all the 2021 volunteers, our sponsors, our in-kind and financial donors, and to the Climate Pledge Fund for the most astounding gift in the Childrens Garden history! WE ARE PLANNING to continue our monthly stewardship event schedule in 2022, and also begin additional accessibility projects in the garden. WE 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 “All Are Welcome” murals are installed!

We are delighted to have had 100 local youth involved in the “All Are Welcome” mural project: residents of the neighborhoods inside and around Magnuson Park, kids who attended after-school and summer programs with YMCA and Seattle Audubon, 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.

 

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!