Public Garden Open Hours

There are no public visiting hours November through March

Planning Your Visit

Experience one of the world’s most outstanding collections of rare and diverse plants through a visit to Heronswood Garden. We recommend you plan your visit in advance as access to the garden is limited to pre-scheduled dates and times.

Beginning in 2019, the garden will be open to the public for self-guided tours every Friday, Saturday and Sunday of the month, March 1st through October 20th, from 10:00am-3:00pm (last garden entry at 2:30pm). The entry fee is $10 for adults, $5 ages 7-17, free for ages 6 and under. Free for Port Gamble S’Klallam Community members and Heronswood Garden members.  A map is included with your self-tour. The garden is disabled accessible. There will be specialty plant vendor sales on these days.

The garden is also open to the public when we host our highly popular Plant Sale & Garden Open events each season. For more information, please visit our Events page.

2019 Plant Sale & Garden Open Events

HELLEBORES & MORE Saturday, March 2
EARLY SPRING Saturday, April 6
SPRING & MOTHER’S DAY Saturday, May 11 and Sunday May 12
SUMMER Saturday, July 20
FALL Saturday, September 14

PLEASE NOTE: On occasion, if weather conditions are severe, the garden may need to be closed without advance warning to ensure public safety.

We offer pre-scheduled guided tours throughout the year. Please visit our Tours page for more information and to book a tour.

Directions to Heronswood are available on the Map page.
Phone 360.297.9620

Garden Etiquette

Heronswood is a place of beauty and tranquility. Our staff strives to make everyone’s experience special and enjoyed by all and, as such, while on the premises there are a few rules that we ask guests to follow:


Watch your step on pathways.
Supervise children at all times.
Be mindful of open water areas and fixtures.


Do not walk in garden beds.
Do not take cuttings, seeds or any other plant materials.
Dogs on leads, please clean up after your pet. No dogs in the Garden House.
No smoking or picnicking allowed in the garden.
Please dispose of any recycling or trash properly.

Photo Policy

During public events held at Heronswood, visitors may appear in photos or video taken and used for promotional or marketing purposes.

While visiting Heronswood, you may take photos or video of the garden, events, or work activities being completed. These pictures or video are for your private use only and may not be used to promote, advertise, or market third party products, events, or services. Any commercial use requires a signed release. No monopods or tripods allowed. Never step into a bed to take or to be in a photo, or stand/sit on garden structures. Benches are available in different locations for sitting.

For WEDDING & EVENT BOOKING information visit Weddings & Events