The Rhododendron Species Foundation & Botanical Garden is 22 acres of lush beauty; a home to one of the largest collections of species rhododendrons in the world. The garden displays hold over 700 of the more than 1,000 species found in the wilds of North America, Europe, and Asia, as well as the tropical regions of Southeast Asia and northern Australia.
Early Bloomers in the garden includes: Rhododendron dauricum ‘Midwinter,’ Viburnum grandiflorum, Mahonia x media ‘Arthur Menzies,’ Hamamelis mollis (Chinese Witch-Hazel), Rhododendron hirtipes, Rhododendron moupinense, and several species of Agapetes and Vaccinium, as well as some interesting tropical rhododendrons in the Rutherford Conservatory.
Rutherford Conservatory was opened Saturday, September 25, 2010, and is the latest addition to this multi-featured, research, and education garden. This five-thousand-square-foot facility features an exquisite collection of the tropical species of rhododendrons called vireyas, as well as many companion plants including orchids. Learn more about the tropical rhododendrons.
The garden is open 10 AM to 4 PM Tuesday through Sunday. The garden is closed Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, and News Day
General Admission is $8.00, seniors over 65 are $5.00, and tickets for students with school ID is $5.00. Children under 12 years, school groups, military personnel (active and retired), RSBG members and current Weyerhaeuser employees are free.
The garden is located between Seattle and Tacoma, Washington.
2525 S. 336th Street (Map)
Federal Way, WA, 98003
Spring Plant Sale (Details)
Friday April 19th 3 to 6 PM
Saturday April 10th 9 AM to 3 PM