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Rhododendron Species Foundation and Botanical Garden

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United States of America - Washington - Federal Way

Institution Code: RWA

International Agenda Registration: No

BGCI Member: Yes

About the Rhododendron Species Foundation and Botanical Garden

The Rhododendron Species Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to the conservation, research, acquisition, evaluation, cultivation, public display, and distribution of Rhododendron species.

Main Address:
Rhododendron Species Foundation and Botanical Garden
2525 South 336th Street
Mailing: P.O. Box 3798, Federal Way, WA 98063
Federal Way
Washington 98003 United States of America

Telephone: (253) 838-4646
Fax: (253) 838-4686
Primary Email:

Staff Details

  • Director's Name: Steve Hootman, Executive Director and Curator
    Curator's Name: Steve Hootman
    Plant Records Officer's Name: Atsuko Gibson, Horticultural Assistant

About the Garden

  • Institution Type: Botanic Garden
  • Status
  • Status: Private: Yes
  • Date founded: 1993
  • Physical Data
  • Total Area: 9 Hectares
    Latitude: 47.2936670
    Longitude: -122.3022400
    Altitude: 0.00 Metres

Features and Facilities

  • Seed Bank: Yes
    Published Plant Catalogue: Yes
  • Open to public: Yes
    Friends society: Yes
    Retail Outlet: Shop: Yes
    Retail Outlet: Plant Sales: Yes
    Disabled access: Yes

Plant Collections

  • Cultivation Taxa Num: 1700
  • Special Collections:Rhododendron (475 spp., 1,700 taxa) - native to temperate and tropical regions.

Conservation Programmes

Research Programmes

Education Programmes