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Rhododendron Species Botanical Garden

Rhododendron Species Botanical Garden



About Us

Surround yourself with botanical richness from around the globe while exploring this world-famous public garden, home to the largest collection of Rhododendron species on the planet.

With a Victorian stumpery, Rutherford Conservatory, pond garden, extensive fern collection, rock garden, and more, visitors will experience a diverse botanical collection in a PNW forest setting.

The garden is home to beautiful companion plants, including the famous Himalayan Blue Poppies, Camellias, Magnolias, Japanese maples, and many rare plants.

As a living museum, the RSBG conserves and shares its international collection with both the scientific community and the general public. Known worldwide for the garden’s contributions to scholarship and research, the RSBG’s educational and scientific offerings include a semi-annual Rhododendron species symposium, workshops, seed and pollen shipment, and a yearly catalog with up-to-the-minute findings.

The RSBG Visitor Center features interpretive information about the garden and a year-round nursery with plants that have been propagated and cultivated in our own production greenhouses. Annual events include Pop-up Plant Vendor Weekends, Mother’s Day Weekend, Blue Poppy Day, and Evening in the Garden.


R. parmulatum 'Ocelot'
Art in the Conservatory
R. citriniflorum var horaeum kas
Rutherford Conservatory
Overview of Conservatory
Conservatory pond
Blue Poppy Meadow
Year-round stumpery

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Natalie Ries
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