Welcome to Heronswood.
Owned and operated by the Port Gamble S'Klallam Tribe, Heronswood is a multi-acre botanical garden in Kingston, Washington that started life as the dream of two impassioned gardeners. It has grown into a place of stunning and unparalleled beauty, even among the lush landscape of the Pacific Northwest.

Join us for the 2014 Garden Open & Plant Sales: May 17, July 12, September 6 from 10:00am to 4:00pm


Come and experience the beauty of Heronswood Garden.

Group tours arranged upon request.

Groups tours are $10 per person; minimum of 10 persons (or $100 flat fee for fewer than 10 individuals). We can help to arrange box lunches for your visit as well.

Contact Joan (360) 297-9623 or email her at jgarrow@pgst.nsn.us

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Be an important part of the Heronswood restoration!

All contributions support the restoration and maintenance of the garden. 

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The Port Gamble S’Klallam Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization supporting Heronswood Gardens. Your contribution is tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.

Want to work in the gardens at Heronswood?

No matter your experience level, we are looking for people who are willing to get their hands dirty to make something beautiful.

Email us at HeronswoodGardens@gmail.com and we’ll get you connected with an experienced staff member. Thank you for wanting to volunteer!


As a Member of Heronswood Garden you play a significant role in the future of the garden by supporting restoration and maintenance efforts.

Member Levels and Benefits:

Download the Heronswood Garden Membership Application here.


Please consider a tax-deductible donation to the garden. Your contribution helps to support plant collection and recovery, restoration of beds, garden supplies and materials, and many other critical garden needs.

To donate online click here.

Or mail your donation, made payable to:

Port Gamble S’Klallam Foundation
31912 Little Boston Road NE
Kingston, WA 98346


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Patricia R. Iolavera
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Cathy Carson
Linda Broun
Martha Parker
Lee Neff
Dr. John Neff
Nita-Jo & William Rountree
Lorrie & Tim Scott
Linda J. Helm
Alex Campos
Laurie Mattson
Karen Brody
Robert Smaus
Linda Wells
Keith Kriebel
Richard Brown
Barbara Smith
Lee Smythe
Linda Telles
Laura Watson
Lora B Thompson
Linda D. Rasp
William Hughes
Cate Knoll
Alice Shorett
Laurie Axling
David Kirk
Michealyn Doty
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Suzanne Drake
Anne E. Laird
Marietta Szubski
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BJ Paton
Zane H. O'Keefe
Donna & Joshua Moreland
Margret Soderstrom
Mona Pingree
Deborah Wait
Marle Brandt
Ann McDowell
Chris Matzen
G. Maria Carlos
Dusty VonBerg
Christy & Rick Mackey
Heidi Cappuccino
Ann & David Wetter
John Bukowsky
Susan M Robba
Margaret Osburn
Laura K Reid
Mary A. Booth
Yvonne Kuperberg
Toni Orr
Amber Karr
Bob Fisse
J. Taber
J. Caton
Brenda Buras-Elsen
Lowell Elsen
Vera Wellner
Jon Wellner
Udell Fresk
Gary Fresk

Mary Palmer
Dan Turnball
Maggie Walters
Gloria Sayler
Randal Samstag
Jane Nelson
Kay Krewson
Eric Nelson
Aspen Swartz
Kathleen Hodge
Lynn Weir
Sherri & David Fuller
Leona Brandes
Garry Smith
Rose Lay
Carol T. Burton
Jennifer Olanie
Deanna Brooks
Edna & Jack Lewis
Julia Craig
Kelly Sullivan
Bernie Folz
John Boutet
Patricia Church
Connie Carroll
Alice Chen
Carrie Cone
David Lange
Kathie Dando
Jack Dando
Bob Domin
Diane Jerich-Domin
Georgina M. Douglas
Megan G. Fite
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Russell Forhan
Mary Jean Gilman
Rhoda D. Jensen
Judy Kirk
Lorraine Lofton
Barbara Lyle
Laine McLaughlin
Ed Moydell
Erin Moydell
Laurel Parshall
Gayle Peach
Paula Rimmer
Tammy Romero
Maura Sandrock
Jaisri Lingappa
Sue Dickson
Nancy Heckler
Wes Schultz
Richard Moore
Corinne Bauer
Su Beecham
Stu Case
Sherri Ourada
John A. Wott
David Goff
Susan Goff
Dennis Firenze
Janet Higby
Jaclyn Haight
Dan Hinkley
Robert Jones
George Tady
Linda Tady

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Sharon Brant
Laureen Davis
Peg Tillery
Amy Wainio
William Rayburn
Barbara Rayburn
Amy Jablonski
Nancy Doll
Grace Harris
M.J Tyler
Nancy Kartes
Roz Williams
Ron Williams
Marylee Natkin
Steven Moe
Bess Lehtinen
Loanna Day
Terri Boehm
Nore Calhoun
Jeffrey Hedgepeth
R. Gale Wald
Marie Sever
H. Bloesch
Susan Hutchins
Don Hutchins
Stephen Bararowski
Judith Sales
George Pugh
Nancy Pugh
Jay Peterson
Kenneth W. Rury
Abby Schofield
Barbara Brubaker
Lynn Catlett
Carl and Christine Goodson
Charles Gilman
Candice Gohn
Helen Meeker
Helen M. McCammon
Barbara Petersen
Adele Freeland
Mark Freeland
Carole Sullivan
Rita Hollingsworth
Lorna Ross
John Mello
Marybeth Nightingale
Melanie Branchflower
Ramona Hensrude
John Barningham
Michelle McMorran
Tomi Whalen
Pat Whalen
Rayna Holtz
Jay Holtz
Jane McCrohan
Ed McCrohan
Joan Garrow
Darcanne Nixon
Rosalie Preble

The Port Gamble S’Klallam Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization supporting Heronswood Gardens. Your contribution is tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.

"Talk, Walk & Weed" with Dan Hinkley

Bring your garden gloves and your favorite hand tool and join Dan for a fun volunteer Saturday at Heronswood Garden. Upcoming event dates: May 10 (with special guest host Linda Cochran), May 24, June 14, June 28, and July 23.


Announcing the

2014 Garden Open & Plant Sales

May 17, July 12, September 6

10:00am to 4:00pm

Planning for the 2014 garden season is underway. Nursery vendors, lectures, and other information will be posted soon. Please check back for more information. We thank the vendors, volunteers and supporters who made the 2013 Heronswood Garden Open & Plant Sale events so successful!

Established in 1987 by renowned horticulturist Dan Hinkley and Robert Jones, Heronswood features thousands of plant varieties that have been carefully documented, cultivated and preserved for scientific, educational and ornamental purposes. In the early 1990’s Heronswood received international acclaim for its large and diverse display garden and became a favorite destination for gardeners, researchers, students and plant lovers from around the world.

W. Atlee Burpee purchased the property in 2000 and eventually closed Heronswood to the public in 2006. The future of Heronswood seemed dark and the many supporters of the garden were deeply saddened by the loss of such a horticultural treasure.

When the Port Gamble S’Klallam Tribe learned about Heronswood, they were eager to preserve the property. The S’Klallam (“strong and clever people”) connected with the land and felt a strong sense of responsibility to nurture the garden to its full potential and share the beauty of Heronswood with the community at large.


The Port Gamble S’Klallam Tribe acquired Heronswood during the summer of 2012. Volunteers began working right away to begin restoration of the garden under the leadership of one of the original co-founders, Dan Hinkley. A Steering Committee consisting of tribal leaders, passionate Heronswood supporters, and plant experts, was formed to advise on the restoration process and long-term vision of the garden.

The Port Gamble S’Klallam Tribe has committed to the preservation of Heronswood as a unique horticultural resource and a venue for educational programs, plant sales, special events and tours that will contribute to the ongoing sustenance of the garden. For more information about the Port Gamble S’Klallam Tribe, please visit www.pgst.nsn.us.


The Port Gamble S’Klallam Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that is responsible for maintaining the integrity of the garden and management of fundraising efforts to benefit the garden, including plant sales, Garden Opens, donations, and Garden Memberships.

In addition to its work with Heronswood, the Foundation promotes Tribal art, history and culture, education and environmental awareness. For more information about the Port Gamble S’Klallam Foundation, please visit www.sklallamfoundation.org.


(360) 297-9623
7530 NE 288th St.
Kingston, WA 98346

Mailing Address:
31912 Little Boston Rd NE
Kingston, WA 98346

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