Rhododendron Species Botanical Garden***
|Location||2525 S. 336th Street, Federal Way, WA 98003|
The Rhododendron Species Foundation & Botanical Garden is a non-profit membership organization dedicated to the conservation, public display, and distribution of Rhododendron species. Home to one of the largest collections of species rhododendrons in the world, the garden displays 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. Conservation has come to be a primary importance in recent years with the destruction of Rhododendron habitat in many areas of the world.
There are more than 1,000 different natural species in the Genus Rhododendron. Our garden, the Rhododendron Species Botanical Garden, is a 22-acre ‘living museum’ and home to one of the largest collections of species rhododendrons and azaleas in the world.
RSBG displays over 700 species from the wilds of North America, Europe, Asia, and Australia, as well as various companion plants.
Drive north on Interstate 5, take exit 143 and turn right onto South 320th Street.
Once on South 320th Street continue to Weyerhaeuser Way South and turn right. Drive until the road becomes a roundabout. Yield and proceed to the right, then take the second right out of the roundabout, which is a continuation of Weyerhaeuser Way South. Drive ¼ mile to the east entrance of the Weyerhaeuser Corporate Headquarters. Follow the signs marked “Rhododendron and Bonsai Gardens.” Passengers may unload at the Visitor Drop-off which is on the left, or continue to the Garden Visitor Parking Lot (west lot) located on the right just past the pedestrian crosswalk.