Heronswood Garden Solstice Celebration

December 21st 5-7pm

images[1] Join us for a community-oriented, contemplative candlelit walk through the garden and a cup of hot chocolate or cider around a blazing fire this Solstice.

The celebration of the journey of the sun is one of the most ancient and significant celebrations in mankind’s history. Recorded and encoded in sacred sites and rituals across the globe separated by vast distances for thousands of years, from Stonehenge to Easter Island to the Great Pyramids, the shortest and longest days of the year remains one of the oldest and most universal threads that connect ancient wisdoms.

You are invited to Heronswood Garden as we finish 2017′s journey around our sun to contemplate the cosmic spirituality commonly shared by all faiths, creeds and races. Converse with friends and family and make new acquaintances, enjoy our woodland garden subtly lit with holiday lights and stroll with luminaries to a blazing fire where hot chocolate and cider will be served. We will gather at the Garden Shed at 5pm to begin our walk together. Although unlikely in the Pacific NW, if conditions prove to be too harsh for a walk we will enjoy our hot beverages there. Please be sure to dress for the weather.

Donations for garden renovation will be accepted at the garden.

We hope to see you on December 21st!

Heronswood Garden is located at 7530 NE 288th Street, Kingston.
Directions to Heronswood

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 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. 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.

  • WWT Wednesday, December 13
  • ~No WWT on December 23rd
  • WWT Wednesday, January 10
  • WWT Saturday, January 27
  • WWT Wednesday, February 14
  • No WWT on February 24th. Visit the Hellebore & More Plant Sale at Heronswood
  • WWT Saturday, January 27
  • WWT Wednesday, February 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