It's been too many years since eager gardeners thronged Heronswood in hopes of finding the rare, unusual, beautiful, and thrilling - but it'll happen again next weekend as the resurrected Heronswood Garden throws open its gates for its first Garden Open and Plant Sale.
And you won't be disappointed. Regional nurseries, like Naylor Creek, Windcliff, Dragonfly Farms, The Desert Northwest and Colvos Creek Nursery will be on hand with a wide variety of exciting plants, including Far Reaches Farm's Cardiocrinum 'Big & Pink', and the gorgeous Iris laevigata colchesterensis pictured on the poster.
You'll be able to tour the garden and check out the progress being made on its historic renovation. Dan Hinkley, Kelly Dodson and Sue Milliken (co-proprietors of Far Reaches Farm) will give free talks: (Seating is limited to first-come,first-serve.)
-At 11:30 a.m., Dan will talk about Heronswood’s early days and the work being done today to restore the garden in a talk called “Heronswood: Past, Present, and Future.” At 2:30 p.m. Dan will give a talk on “Foliage First.”
Admission to the plant sale and lectures is free of charge. Tickets to tour the garden will be available for $10 with all proceeds going towards the restoration and maintenance of the garden. Entrance for garden tours will close at 4 p.m.
The Heronswood Garden Open & Plant Sale is being hosted by the Port Gamble S’Klallam Foundation, which—along with a Steering Committee made up of plant enthusiasts, tribal leaders, and respected horticulturalists—has been charged with managing restoration and community outreach activities at Heronswood. The S’Klallam Singers will also perform throughout the day and local vendors will be set up to sell food to visitors and participants.