The Summer Sale is Just Around the Corner…


Dan Hinkley, founder and garden director of Heronswood, at 11:00am will present: “Ideal Trees, Shrubs and Vines for the Pacific Northwest.”

At 1:00pm Lucy Hardiman, Owner & Principal of Perennial Partners, will share “Summertime and the Gardening is Easy: Plant Combinations that Sizzle in the Summer.”

Entry to the plant sale and lectures is free of charge. Lecture tickets are first come, first served, and available at the main information table located just outside of the big green Garden Shed where the lectures are held. Lectures run 50 minutes and general seating applies. Maximum 2 tickets/person per lecture. Doors open 15 minutes before each talk.

Although you may see cars lined up to enter the event, parking is in the garden, not on NE 288th Street.

In addition to the outstanding variety of plants on sale, espresso, cold drinks and a delicious variety of sweets and savories will be available from vendors.

The garden is open all day for you to self-tour. Entry is free for Heronswood members, $10 for adults and $5 for ages 7-17, and we have docents throughout the garden happy to answer your questions.

Come celebrate summer with us. We always look forward to seeing you in the garden!

Visit the Garden on Fridays and every 4th Saturday


We’ve extended our hours in 2017 to include every 4th Saturday of the month for you to experience the beauty of Heronswood Garden. Staff and volunteers will greet and orient you for your visit.

If you would like to bring your lunch, we will have tables under cover adjacent to the Garden Shed for you to sit at. Picnics in the garden proper are not allowed. Portable toilet facilities are available for your use. Dogs on short and controlled leashes are welcome but please bring what is needed to clean up after our great yet unabashedly indiscrete friends.

Rare and unusual trees, shrubs, vines and perennials will be for sale during each Friday or Saturday Open.

Hours: Fridays and 4th Saturdays 10am-3pm (last garden entry 2:30pm) March through October
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.

2017 Seasonal Plant Sale & Garden Open Events


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, July 12
  • WWT Saturday, July 22
  • WWT Wednesday, August 9

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

For WEDDING & EVENT BOOKING information  visit