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Rhododendron Species Botanical Garden

  • 2525 S 336th St
  • Federal Way, WA 98003
  • (253) 927-6960

Enjoy over 10,000 rhododendrons growing in a beautiful 22-acre garden.

Just north of Tacoma, Washington is the Rhododendron Species Foundation and Botanical Garden, a non-profit organization and home to one of the largest rhododendron collections in the world. Over 10,000 rhododendrons grow in a beautiful 22 acre woodland of tall native conifers. The flowering season in western Washington begins in early January and continues through late July with the majority of species in bloom from March to May.

As the sun warms the earth, rhododendron flowers burst forth in shades of pure white to soft pink, clear yellow, brilliant red, and deep violet. Complementing the rhododendrons are numerous companion plantings of ferns, primroses, iris, heathers, maples, magnolias, and many other exotic and unusual plants. These plants add year-round interest and color including fiery fall color in autumn from the many different types of deciduous trees and shrubs.