Heronswood, is a botanical garden located in Kingston, Kitsap County, Washington. The botanical garden was established in 1987 by Dan Hinkley and Robert Jones. Heronswood was sold to the W. Atlee Burpee company in 2000, and went through their filing bankruptcy and was completely neglected for the next several years.
In 2012 Heronswood was sold to the Port Gamble S’Klallam tribe who are committed to maintaining the garden for the local community as well as garden enthusiast visiting from points further. Volunteers are welcome to get their hands dirty, as garden restoration efforts are underway.
The garden showcases an impressive collection of plants, trees, shrubs, and flowers from around the world and is recognized internationally for its environmentally friendly and creative use of plants and garden design.
The Port Gamble S’Klallam Tribe, also known as the Port Gamble Indian Community, live on the Kitsap Peninsula in Washington State. The S’Klallams are Native Americans indigenous to the Northwest Coast.
The Port Gamble S’Klallam Reservation is made up of 1,700 acres of land in the northern part of Kitsap County, Washington. The Port Gamble S’Klallam Tribe is federally recognized and the land is held in trust by the federal government. The reservation was founded in 1938 and is collectively held by the tribe.
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