• New Events Calendar Browse and sign up for upcoming
    lectures, classes, & special tours

  • NATURE NOTES with Dan, Patrick, & Ross

  • Virtual Garden Tours

  • Latest Photos

  • Field Notes A blog compiling the writings
    of the Heronswood Team

  • Classes at Heronswood 2021 SCHEDULE NOW AVAILABLE
    Learn from expert gardeners

  • Welcome Heronswood is a botanical garden
    of unparalleled beauty, even
    amongst the lush landscapes
    of the Pacific Northwest.

  • Volunteering Weed, Walk & Talk volunteers
    learn from our expert gardeners
    while providing important help

  • New Garden Photos Heronswood Garden photos
    by Richard Probst

FAQs

Answers to questions about visiting Heronswood, membership, venue rental, where to stay, and more.

Events Calendar

We are offering a schedule of lectures, classes, and special tours.

Membership

Directly support our efforts to restore, grow, and improve the garden.

Director's Wish List

Donate an item on the Director's Wish List or help fund one. Thanks!

Plant Sales

We gather some of the best nurseries in the NW to bring you a wide variety of plants suited to our environment.

Field Notes

A blog compiling the writings of the
Heronswood Team.


Heronswood's Facebook Posts

3 days ago

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Here are two autumn crocus, but only one is a member of the genus Crocus. The other is a Colchicum. Real Crocus have 3 stamens while Colchicum have 6 - can you tell them apart? They are some of the many plants blooming now at Heronswood - come visit this weekend! Open Wed-Fri 10am-3pm #autumncrocus #pugetsoundpublicgardens

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4 days ago

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Western Australia is replete with exciting plants, including this silvery book-leaf mallee (Eucalyptus kruseana). Join Aussie botanist Rachel Butler on Friday (9/24) for a tour of this fascinating state in our next Traveler’s Garden webinar. Get tickets via our website heronswood.odoo.com/event

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5 days ago

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Western Australia is replete with exciting plants, including this silvery book-leaf mallee (Eucalyptus kruseana). Join Aussie botanist Rachel Butler on Friday (9/24) for a tour of this fascinating state in our next Traveler’s Garden webinar. Get tickets via our website heronswood.odoo.com/event

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5 days ago

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Everything in the desert seems to “stink, sting or stab”- I’ve always thought this saying was a bit judgmental. Spines can be beautiful and the scents savory. Here are a few of the most stunning and cute prickly plants we saw during our recent expedition to the Chihuahuan Desert. It was a pleasure to observe these beauties from a distance!

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7 days ago

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It was an honor to join Dan Hinkley, Sean Hogan, Preston Pew and Shayne Chandler last week to explore and botanize on private ranch land in the Trans Pecos region of Texas. Thanks to the help of Gary Freeman, Patti Manning and Adam Black we were able to see and collect seed, spore and cuttings of many interesting plants for our rock garden expansion. Among the most exciting groups are the dryland ferns. These tiny ferns are true xerophytes—able to dry out nearly completely for most of the year and spring back to life when moisture returns. Here is just a sampling of the 20+ species encountered during our adventure- Patrick McMillan, Heronswood Director.

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1 week ago

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ALERT! Heronswood has closed early due to high winds. We’ll reopen tomorrow, though look out for further weather alerts. Did you know the name Anemone derives from the Greek word for wind? It’s fluffy seeds are dispersed by wind. Stay safe! #windwarning #gardenclosure

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2 weeks ago

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Are your borders fizzling out? Here’s some easy fall flowers you can add to boost your borders. Come to Heronswood to see them for real, open Wednesday to Sunday, 10am to 3pm #fallflowers #pugetsoundpublicgardens

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2 weeks ago

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Just finished installing the 3rd figure in the garden! Come check them out.Heronswood is open Wednesday-Sunday 10am-3pm

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2 weeks ago

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The hardy ginger Hedychium wardii flowering for the first time at Heronswood. Exotic gingers bring a touch of the tropical to our gardens. If you’d like to turn yours into an oasis, join us on Wednesday for our online Lunchbreak Lecture on Palms & Exotics. Tickets available on our website Events Calendar, with a free recording for every holder #hardypalms #exoticplants

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