The Hardy Fern Foundation
P.O. Box 3797
Federal Way, Washington 98063-3797
Phone: (253) 838-4646
Fax: (253) 838-4686
Our main fern display garden and office is located at the Rhododendron Species Botanical Garden in Federal Way, Washington.
The Pacific Rim Bonsai Collection is open!
Call 253-924-5206 for more information.
Year Round - 10am to 4pm Open 6 days a week, closed on Monday's.
$ 8.00 - general admission
$ 5.00 - seniors (65+) and students (with school ID)
Free admission - RSBG members, school groups, children under 12 years and current Weyerhaeuser employees.
Call for group rates.
Group Tours & Guided Group ToursSelf-guided Group Tours
are welcomed, do not required reservations and are charged according to normal admission rates.
Guided Group Tours require at least 10 people, at least two weeks notice and a fee of $10 per person. (Discounts do not apply.) Guided tours last 1.5 - 2 hours.School Groups
may tour the grounds FREE
OF CHARGE, but must make a reservation by calling the Gift Shop at (253) 661-9377
. School group tours requiring a guide must contact the business office at (253) 838-4646
at least two weeks prior to your expected tour date. A nominal fee may be charged.
Located between Seattle and Tacoma, Washington.
From Seattle: Drive south on Interstate 5, take exit 143, turn left onto South 320th Street.
From Tacoma: Drive north on Interstate 5, take exit 143 and turn right onto South 320th Street.
Once on South 320th Street continue to Weyerhaeuser Way South and turn right. Drive until the road becomes a round-about. Yield and proceed to the right, then take the second right out of the round-about, which is a continuation of Weyerhaeuser Way South. Drive 1/4 mile to the east entrance of the Weyerhaeuser Corporate Headquarters. Follow the signs marked "Rhododendron and Bonsai Gardens." Passengers may unload at the Visitor Dropoff which is on the left, or continue to the Garden Visitor Parking Lot (west lot) located on the right just past the pedestrian crosswalk.
From Kent-Auburn Valley / Highway 18: Driving west on Highway 18 take the Weyerhaeuser Way South exit. Go to the right and, at the stop sign, turn right. Go about a 1/4 mile to the east entrance of the Weyerhaeuser Corporate Headquarters. Turn left onto the corporate campus and follow the signs marked "Rhododendron and Bonsai Gardens." Passengers may unload at the Visitor Dropoff which is on the left, or continue to the Garden Visitor Parking Lot (west lot) located on the right just past the pedestrian crosswalk
Free Parking for all vehicles including tour buses.