Wednesday, May 31, 2006

Heronswood Has Closed !

Just a few years ago the Garden Writers convened in Washington state and one of the highlights of our trip was a ferry ride out to Bainbridge Island to Heronswood where we spent the day. We also visited the garden of Little and Lewis. I have great memories and photos of that trip. One would hope that beauty would be permanent but the adage is true "The only thing constant is change." Details in the article below:

The front page of the Seattle Times has a feature article about the sudden closing of Heronswood Nursery, a beloved institution here in the Puget Sound region and to plant lovers across the country.
Burpee, who bought the nursery from Dan Hinkley and Robert Jones six years ago, is moving the inventory to Doylestown, Pennsylvania and selling the property.
We're all a little stunned, and wonder what will happen to the beautiful gardens that Dan and Robert have developed.

Links to the articles in the Seattle Times and Seattle Post-Intelligencer:

Karen L. Preuss, Library Manager
Elisabeth C. Miller Library
UW Botanic Gardens
University of Washington