A New Garden Explored

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.



White Lady Slipper Orchids (Cypripedium)

Yellow Lady Slipper Orchid

False Solomon’s Seal

Pleione Orchids

Candelabra Primula

Pink Peony (Paeonia mairei)

Yellow Peony

Red Trilliums

White Trilliums

Wood Anemones

Omphalodes cappadocica – Starry Eyes

Variegated leaf on right – Podophyluum delavayi (Chinese Mayapple)

Blossoms of the Chinese Mayapple

Phlox subulata – Creeping Phlox

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


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A long time resident of Washington State, located in the beautiful Pacific Northwest USA. I enjoy regional travel, exploring all the wondrous, natural settings that the Pacific Northwest has to offer. If you get a chance, visit my Northwestphotos Zazzle store, http://www.zazzle.com/northwestphotos.
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9 Responses to A New Garden Explored

  1. susurrus says:

    The one with the blue stars is Omphalodes cappadocica ‘Starry Eyes’, I think and the last one looks like Phlox subulate. Sorry can’t help with the one you really wanted to know!

    • Thank you so much for helping me identify the flowers! That “Starry Eyes” is a new one for me. So beautiful! I tend to agree with you about the last image of the pink flowers being a type of Phlox. The leaves definitely look like a Creeping Phlox and so do the center markings of the flower. I’ll go ahead and relabel the images. Thanks, again!

  2. tonytomeo says:

    The green leaf on the left looks like some sort of Alocasia or Colocasia. It is hart to say. They are so variable. That other leaf looks like one of the weird arums that Plant Delights sells. There are some with those weird leaves that look nothing like the more pinnate sorts. It also looks like a big mayapple leave.

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