Rhododendron Species Botanical Garden – Federal Way, WA

Rhododendron Species Botanical Garden – Federal Way, WA

The Rhododendron Species Botanical Garden is a hidden gem in Federal Way that contains over 750 varieties of rhododendron flowers.This beautifully maintained and meticulously landscaped garden has been tenderly cared for by one man (Steve Hootman) for over 25 years.

Even though you can hear traffic from the freeway nearby, it still feels like you are walking through another world. If you think, as I thought before coming here, that if you’ve seen one rhododendron, you’ve pretty much seen them all, then you’re in for an eye-opening experience.

This spot is located near the beautiful old Weyerhauser building and as a bonus, you can check out the Pacific Bonsai museum right next door while you’re there.

See our full review here: https://explorewashingtonstate.com/rhododendron-species-botanical-garden-a-peaceful-escape/

See their website here: https://rhodygarden.org/cms/


  1. Mariam Ayub on April 3, 2022 at 6:16 pm

    What a wonderful video! 🙂 I have been to this Garden a few times and I loved it so much 🙂 definitely something everyone should check out! I will be sharing this video in my forever Seattle Facebook group 🙂 thank you so much!

  2. carl adam Lehmann on April 3, 2022 at 6:43 pm

    Lovely to see Steve and the garden ….

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