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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.

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.  

In the last three years Heronswood has added 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.  Heronswood has some of the world's rarest plants, representing six of the world's seven continents.

Please help us keep Heronswood open, growing, and thriving in 2023!


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

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31912 Little Boston Road NE
Kingston, WA 98366



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