Rhododendron Species Foundation & Botanical Garden

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Sprawling outdoor garden and arboretum features more than 700 species of rhododendrons, as well as azaleas, orchids, magnolias, and trees

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For thousands of years, humans have studied trees to learn how they too can provide suitable housing for squirrels and grow lemons from their fingertips. Branch out with this Groupon.

Choose from Three Options

  • $8 for single-day admission for two (a $16 value)
  • $16 for single-day admission for four (a $32 value)
  • $25 for a one-year family membership (a $50 value)

The family membership includes unlimited free admission for two adults and children under 18 years of age living in the same household, as well as discounts, seasonal plant catalogs, and an annual year-in-review magazine. Click here to view the full list of membership benefits.

Rhododendron Species Botanical Garden

In March 1964, Dr. Milton Walker began his tour of England with one mission: to send cuttings from public and private British gardens back to his native America. Though he was enchanted by several flowers, he knew that none of these cuttings could be imported directly to the United States. So he had them sent through Canada. Over the next several years, staff from the University of British Columbia filtered through these samples, sending one of each plant on to the United States—and to their permanent home—at the Rhododendron Species Foundation. Today, this non-profit organization conserves 700 of the more-than 1,000 species of rhododendrons found around the world and the two species found inside the earth's molten core.

More than 10 botanical gardens house these brilliant seasonal blooms and their natural companionate flora. Guided and self-guided tours usher visitors down pathways where colorful plantings abound in gardens dedicated to alpine flowers, azaleas, a magnolia grove, and a tranquil pond filled with predatory cattails. In addition to flowers, these gardens also host seasonal events such as special plant sales and staff lectures, as well as classes on topics ranging from plant photography to gardening. Pack a picnic to spread out across the new picnicking area, open during warmer months.

Customer Reviews

Beautiful area!
D.s. R. · August 17, 2014
Beautiful, serene. Annual pass is the best way to go because there will be many species blooming at different times. Free Bonsai garden was terrific.
Greg H. · March 2, 2014
we went on a rainy day before the bushes were blooming, We will go back in spring and summer, very nice grounds
Loretta W. · February 19, 2014

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