Visit our 75 by 140 foot display garden and see all the herbs you can imagine. Blue Heron Herbary is located on Sauvies Island on the banks of the Columbia River. The garden is in a natural setting bordered by a wildlife refuge where waterfowl, eagles, cranes and of course, blue herons abound. The garden is home to songbirds, bees and butterflies.
When you visit the garden, you'll notice that we use unique unusual herbs, as well as household herbs as landscape plants. Over 275 herbs are planted in specialty beds. Some of our specialty beds are: Mediterranean, Tea, Salad, Bee and Butterfly, Lavender, Asian and of course our Shakespearean bed.
We specialize in having the widest selection of unusual herbs possible, from Ashwaghanda to Yarrow, as well as the finest culinary plants on the market.
A Message from Blue Heron Herbary
It is with great sadness that we relay this message to you, our dear friends, supporters, customers and vendors.
Mike Hanselman passed away peacefully on November 16, 2014.
Thank you for your understanding and kind thoughts during this difficult time.
An Island Herbary
near Portland, Oregon
Unique to ordinary herbs grown and harvested on Sauvies Island, Oregon. Our herb nursery sells plants, culinary herb blends, teas and vinegars. Come browse our gift shop on the island or visit us at a Farmers Market in Portland.