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Last updated 8/12/2021 at 10:36am

Illustration by Tracy Felix

ARTspot Edmonds Sketchers found artists gathering at the Kruckeberg Botanic Garden in Shoreline. What a gem; literally, it was glowing like an emerald.

Kruckeberg, a 4-acre public garden, contains a unique blend of Pacific Northwest native plants and unusual exotics in a verdant, wooded setting. There are more than 2,000 species there, including native and exotic conifers, hardwoods, rhododendrons, magnolias, ferns and groundcovers.

Several trees are the largest or most rare in the state. Birdwatchers have identified more than 40 bird species while visiting the garden.

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