Heronswood Garden

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United States of America - Washington - Kingston

Institution Code:

International Agenda Registration: No

BGCI Member: No

Main Address:
Heronswood Garden
7530 NE 288th Street
Mailing: 31912 Little Boston Road NE
Washington 98346 United States of America

Telephone: (360) 297-9620
URL: www.heronswoodgarden.org
Primary Email:

Staff Details

  • Director's Name: Daniel J. Hinkley
    Curator's Name: Ross Bayton
    Plant Records Officer's Name: Ross Bayton
  • Total Staff:
    Horticultural Staff Number: 4
    Educational Staff Number: 2
    Research Staff Number:
    Administration Staff Number: 5

About the Garden

  • Institution Type: Botanic Garden
  • Status
  • Status: Private: Yes
    Status: State: No
    Status: Educational: Yes
    Status: Municipal: No
    Status: Satellite: No
    Status: Trust: Yes
  • Date founded: 1987
  • Physical Data
  • Natural Vegetation Area: Yes
  • Landscaped Area: Yes
  • Total Area: 6 Hectares
    Latitude: 47.821046
    Longitude: -122.548872
    Altitude: 0.00 Metres
  • Additional Locations
  • Satellite Garden Names: Landscaping around the Port Gamble S'Klallam tribal center in Little Boston has been planted by Heronswood. We also have a close connection and share plants widely with our Director's private garden, Windcliff, in Indianola, WA.

Features and Facilities

  • Herbarium: No
    Arboretum: Yes
  • Micropropagation/ Tissue Culture Facilities: No
    Seed Bank: No
    Published Plant Catalogue: No
    Computer Plant Record System: Yes
  • Open to public: Yes
    Friends society: Yes
    Retail Outlet: Shop: No
    Retail Outlet: Plant Sales: Yes
    Disabled access: No

Plant Collections

  • Special Collections:Our primary goal is to maintain wild-collected material gathered by our Director on his travels (primarily China, Taiwan and Vietnam, though also Chile, South Africa, New Zealand, Australia and Europe). Groups of interest include Hydrangeaceae, Lardizabalaceae, Magnoliaceae, Berberidaceae, Ranunculaceae and woodland lilies.
  • Invasive Species Monitoring: Yes
    Invasive Species Policy: Yes
    ABS Policy: Yes
    Plant Collection Policy: Yes

Conservation Programmes

  • Conservation Programme: No
    Medicinal Plant Programme: No
    Ex Situ Conservation Programme: No
    Reintroduction Programme: No

Research Programmes

  • Biotechnology: No
    Plant Breeding: Yes
    Conservation - Biology: No
    Conservation - Genetics: No
    Data Management Systems and Information Technology: No
    Ecology: No
    Ecosystem Conservation: No
    Education: No
    Ethnobotany: No
    Exploration: Yes
    Floristics: No
    Horticulture: Yes
    Invasive Species Biology and Control: No
    Molecular Genetics: No
    Pollination Biology: No
    Restoration Ecology: No
    Seed/Spore Biology: No
    Systematics and Taxonomy: No
    Sustainability: No
    Pharmacology: No
    Agriculture: No
    Land Restoration: No
    Urban Environments: No

Education Programmes

  • Visitor/Education Centre: No
    Education Signs in Garden: No
    Public Lectures/Talks: Yes
    Education Booklets/Leaflets: No
    Guided Tours: Yes
    Permanent Public Displays: Yes
    Special Exhibitions: Yes
    Courses for School Children: No
    Courses for University/College Students: No
    Courses for General Public: Yes
    Education Programme: Yes