Contact Us

The Hardy Fern Foundation

By Mail
PO Box 3797
Federal Way, WA 98063-3797

By Telephone
(253) 838-4646

By Fax
(253) 838-4686

By Email
For general information, email

Visit our Membership page to join.

Our main fern display garden and office is located at the Rhododendron Species Botanical Garden in Federal Way, Washington.

Rhododendron Species Botanical Garden

Garden Hours

Open 10am to 4pm, Tuesday-Sunday, closed on Mondays.

Closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, and New Year’s Day.

Admission Rates

  • $8.00 – general admission
  • $5.00 – seniors (65+) and students (with school ID)
  • Free admission – RSBG members, active and retired military, school groups, children under 12 years and current Weyerhaeuser employees.
  • Call for group rates.

Tour Groups

Call (253) 838-4646 Ext. 140. Our knowledgeable and enthusiastic docents provide excellent tours! It’s a wonderful way to learn about the Garden and see the highlights. During peak season, we appreciate a 2-week advance registration and a minimum of 10 participants. Fees are $10 per person.

The tour schedule for March through June fills quickly so be sure to sign-up your tour group as early
in the year as possible.

Self-Guided Tours

In addition to the docent tours, there is a self-guided tour sheet available online at Self-Guided Tours
and at the Garden Gift Shop for your convenience .