Hellebores and More Plant Sale & Garden Open

Hellebore Saturday, February 24 ▪ 10am-3pm

Heronswood’s annual celebration of the winter garden, including the Queen of the Off-Season Landscape. Tour our Woodland Garden as many of the late winter, early spring ephemerals will already be in action and then raid the plant sale tables filled with delectable rarities. This year, divisions of some of the best Hellebores developed by Heronswood will be offered for sale. No admission charge for plant sale.

Free Lecture at Noon: “The Genus Helleborus; Care, Cultivation and Propagation,” by Heronswood founder and director, Dan Hinkley. (Get your ticket at the Check-In Table starting at 10am. Lecture seating starts at 11:45am)

Garden open for self-guided touring:
Garden Entry tickets at Check-In Table: $10 Adults, $5 ages 7-17. Free entry for Heronswood & PGST Community Members.

Seasonal Private Garden Tour & Lunch

Wednesday, March 14 ▪ 10am-1pm

A unique birthday, anniversary or anytime gift.
10am-Noon: Enjoy an in-depth private tour of Heronswood led by founder and director Dan Hinkley. Always enlightening and enjoyable! Noon-1pm: Casual lunch in the Garden House featuring gourmet boxed lunches from Kingston’s own Market Fresh Catering. Rare plant: You’ll receive a rare plant to take home and love, as a memento of your special day at Heronswood.

$100/person – Your ticket enters you into the day’s raffle.
Contact Heronswood volunteer Marcia Brixey, event coordinator, to reserve your space. Limited to 15 participants (3 spaces available).

Emmons Exhibit

The Art of Seeing.

For centuries, the artist’s eye remained the only means by which the common man interpreted the natural marvels of a world in discovery. Although the titillating first glimpses of continents and cultures captured on canvas more than just a novel botanical inventory- newly discovered birds and animals shared the limelight- it was the dexterity and prowess of the observant botanical illustrator that assisted the academic deciphering of a massive archive of newly discovered plant species.

Though modern technologies have in most cases annulled the alliance between the arts and sciences, talented illustrators gladly continue to capture highly detailed moments of plant physiology polished with aesthetics.

Heronswood Garden’s inaugural exhibit in its newly designated Art Gallery, the former home of Heronswood founders Daniel Hinkley and Robert Jones, will include the best of contemporary botanical artists from the Pacific Northwest and Europe, featuring Jean Emmons, and including Kevin Nicolay, Siriol Sherlock and Wendy Walsh. Many of the original works from two decades of Heronswood Nursery catalogue covers will be displayed with the corresponding publications, while the technical processes of this art form will be interpreted for the visitor.

Garden Plant Sale & Garden Open Days



New in 2018, Heronswood will be open every Friday and Saturday

You can self-tour Heronswood on Fridays or Saturdays in the new year, beginning March 2nd and running through October 20th.

Hours: 10am-3pm (last garden entry 2:30pm)
Admission: $10 adults, $5 ages 7-17
Free: For Heronswood Garden and Port Gamble S’Klallam Community members.
Membership is easy, please visit: Membership

Guided tours are available year round.

Weed, Walk & Talk

Since day one, gardening enthusiasts and the surrounding community have been passionate about Heronswood and have looked for ways to help with restoration goals. Weed, Walk, & Talk is a volunteer event that provides a little education and fun for those willing to give a little of their time. This event is scheduled on the second Wednesday and the fourth Saturday of each month under the direction of co-founder, Dan Hinkley. The day includes hands on fun in the Garden and, time and weather permitting, either a presentation related to horticulture or a walk through the Garden with discussions on what is observed. These volunteer work days run from 9am to 3pm and there is no charge.


Volunteers should bring their own gloves, their preferred hand tool, a bagged lunch and water bottle. We will provide coffee, tea and a light snack. New volunteers will be asked to sign a liability waiver and to provide an emergency contact before working in the Garden. The work we are doing requires the ability to kneel, bend, reach, and have good balance. We request that you are in good physical condition. At this time, we do not have any standing activities for volunteers.

Upcoming Weed, Walk, & Talk events:

    If a WWT is to be cancelled due to inclement weather we will announce it on this site. Please check here before heading out.

  • No WWT on February 24th. Visit the Hellebore & More Plant Sale at Heronswood
  • WWT Wednesday, February 28
  • WWT Wednesday, March 14
  • WWT Saturday, March 24
  • WWT Wednesday, April 11
  • WWT Saturday, April 28

For more information about volunteer events and opportunities at Heronswood, please visit our volunteer page.

For WEDDING & EVENT BOOKING information  visit www.marketfreshevents.com