Athyrium niponicum 'Pictum'
Welcome to the Hardy Fern Foundation

Athyrium niponicum 'Pictum'

Athyrium niponicum 'Pictum'

Fern Grotto, Brodsworth Hall, UK

Fern Grotto, Brodsworth Hall, UK

Asplenium scolopendrium

Asplenium scolopendrium

Polypodium x mantoniae

Polypodium x mantoniae

Adiantum aleuticum

Adiantum aleuticum

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Who We Are

The Hardy Fern Foundation was established to introduce and test the world’s temperate ferns for hardiness and ornamental value and to build comprehensive collections for public display, information and education.

The primary study garden is at the Rhododendron Species Botanical Garden in Federal Way, Washington.

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Fern Information

Learn about ferns and their suitability to your garden from our Fern Database.

All Hardy Fern Foundation members have unlimited access to our spore exchange and can choose from a wide variety of ferns. Our resource pages include publications and books about ferns as well as useful websites.

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Join the Hardy Fern Foundation

Support our efforts, and you’ll receive our quarterly newsletter,  free year-round admission to the Rhododendron Species Botanical Garden, access to our spore exchange, the fall fern sale, special events, and more!