Welcome to our new website! The Magnuson Childrens Garden Committee has been working together to plan a whole new series of Family Garden Classes and other fun programs, volunteer opportunities, and special events for 2018. Scroll down to see our calendar of upcoming events, or visit our events webpage for all the details. We look forward to seeing you in the garden this spring!

What’s next for Magnuson Nature Programs?

This summer, Magnuson Community Center will be offering a new set of nature camps with new age ranges, camp times, and a new teaching staff.

Registration is open, and the whole camp schedule is posted on the SPARC website and listed in the 2018 Summer Camp Brochure

For all camp questions, please contact Magnuson Community Center assistant coordinator Jacqueline Oaksford by email at Jacqueline.Oaksford@seattle.gov or by phone at 206-684-7026.

Upcoming Events

  • May 4, 2018 4:00 pmKing County Master Gardener Plant Sale
  • May 5, 2018 9:00 amKing County Master Gardener Plant Sale
  • May 9, 2018GiveBig Seattle! Sponsored by the Seattle Foundation
  • May 19, 2018 10:00 amMagnuson Childrens Garden stewardship event
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News from Teacher Emily

I have now retired from Magnuson Nature Programs, but I am still very much involved with the Children’s Garden!

The “tiny seed” of Magnuson Nature Programs began with just two weeks of summer preschool camp in July 2005.  Between 2005-2017 – thanks to you all-  it grew and blossomed into a “tall tree” with its branches full of summer and school break camps, nature walks and classes, school field trips, special events, and more!

Those 12+ years were an honor, a life-changing experience, and a whole lot of fun for me, and a gift I will always treasure.  Seeing the natural areas and gardens of Magnuson Park “grow up” – along with so many wonderful children- has been  absolutely priceless!

I consider myself very lucky to be able to guide thousands of people (young and young-at-heart) into a deeper understanding and connection with the natural world, and so even though I have retired from Magnuson Nature Programs,  I am continuing my 15-year involvement as a volunteer member of the Magnuson Children’s Garden Committee (which is a separate non-profit entity from magnuson Nature Programs) … and we have a wonderful schedule of new, family-friendly, fun special events planned for 2018 that will keep the Children’s Garden vibrant, and full of happy times throughout the year!