Heronswood Garden

A nonprofit organization


The Port Gamble S'Klallam Foundation is dedicated to improving the quality of life for the Port Gamble S'Klallam tribal community while increasing the understanding of the Tribe's rich cultural heritage with people who reside in the Puget Sound area and visitors from far and wide. A current major focus of the Foundation's mission is the development and enhancement of Heronswood botanical garden and the expansion of programs, services, and activities benefitting the Port Gamble S'Klallam community and the wider Pacific Northwest region.

Work in 2024 includes: 

*  Improving ADA/mobility device accessibility throughout the garden.

*  Adding a full-service green house for year-round classes and growing projects.

*  Expanding on and introducing new special garden events and public activities, like "Herons-woof" (an event for dogs and their garden-loving people), the "Camas Club" (a day for children and their parents), the Hydrangea Festival, seasonal holiday events, and other fun open-community celebrations.

*  More S'Klallam culture and art installations.

*  Identifying and preserving plants threatened by climate change in their native habitats.

*  Continued development of the new Heronswood Garden gift shop, plant sales, and other garden-supporting enterprises.

Heronswood has the remarkable distinction of being the only public garden in the USA that is owned and stewarded by a federally recognized Native Tribe.


The Port Gamble S'Klallam Foundation raises funds to preserve and promote Tribal history, arts and culture; to support educational and healthy youth activities; to honor Elders and veterans; and to increase awareness and action to protect the environment. A major focus of the Foundation's work is the development and enhancement of Heronswood Garden --a botanical garden of extraordinary significance to the Pacific NW and beyond.  

Heronswood has some of the world's rarest plants, which it enthusiastically shares with the public.  Other features include:  A Renaissance memorial fern and cedar stumpery (with a raining wall installation), a Traveler's Garden offering Vietnamese, Chilean, and S'Klallam immersion experiences, a rock garden showcasing rare and endangered alpine plants, and has added to the over 9,000-plus plant species that are protected and thriving in the garden.  

Please help us keep Heronswood open, growing, and thriving in 2024!


We sincerely thank and respect all who contribute time and funds to support us!

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Heronswood Garden

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Arts & Culture


31912 Little Boston Road NE
Kingston, WA 98366



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