Children’s Garden Stewardship Opportunities

King County Master Gardeners are a vital part of the Magnuson Children’s Garden sustainability!

The Magnuson Children’s Garden Committee warmly welcomes you to volunteer in its fun and educational stewardship events.

Volunteers are the main reason that the Magnuson Children’s Garden has been a beautiful and sustainable community treasure for the benefit of all the children, adults, and families that visit!

The Children’s Garden was built by volunteers who began way back in 2001, many of which are still involved!


Each stewardship event includes hands-on education and guidance from King County Master Gardeners and other experienced gardeners, plenty of tasks that are easy for novice gardeners or children to accomplish, as well as some complex tasks for those who want a more advanced gardening experience. Tools, gloves, and refreshments are provided for all volunteers, and all events qualify as student service-learning.  Free, guided nature exploration and art activities for kids ages 2-12 are part of many events too, so that the whole family can participate!


For a list of all 2017 stewardship volunteer opportunities, visit the
Magnuson Children’s Garden calendar and events page

Y-guides at the very first Bird-friendly Landscape stewardship event in 2007! (Jesse is in the green and white striped shirt)

Scouts help build the new food garden addition to the Children’s Garden in 2014, along with one of the original Y-guides from 2007! (Jesse is third from the right)





“I like working there; I really like to get things DONE.” Jesse Van Newkirk, age 14 and Magnuson Nature Programs volunteer since 2007