I am just so excited to share with you some images from a botanical garden that I have never been to before – Heronswood Garden, located on the Kitsap Peninsula, near the small town of Port Gamble, Washington. I had only become aware of it last year, and had made up my mind to visit this spring. The garden has limited visiting days and hours, so please visit their website before heading out on your drive. The garden has to be, undoubtedly, one of the most beautiful gardens I have ever visited. There are looped trails through shaded, woodland areas along with a sun filled garden area, complete with a portager. Below are just a few of the many plant and flower species found in the garden.
Lady Slipper Orchids (Cypripedium)
Lady Slipper Orchid
False Solomon’s Seal
Pink Peony (Paeonia mairei)
Omphalodes cappadocica – Starry Eyes
Phlox subulata – Creeping Phlox
I would like some help in identifying the large, green and brown, variegated leafy plant. There are many other plant species in the garden, but obviously I don’t have enough room to display the many images I took. I plan to go back in June, when there will be a whole new set of flowering plants blooming, including Giant Himalayan Lilies and more. I highly recommend visiting this unique garden!
All photo images property of Peggy A Thompson