Current and Upcoming Events


·         The Hardy Fern Foundation is hosting its annual spring cleanup at the Rhododendron Species garden.  We’ll be working mostly in the Stumpery, cutting back and wrestling with those ever-present weeds that seem to be getting such a boost from the rain this year!  This happens Saturday, April 12, 2014, and we’ll be in the Stumpery at 10AM.


·         The Rhody garden is also hosting a cleanup event on the same day, so not only will there be “fernies” around, there will be lots of “rhodies,” too.   


·        Lunch is on us—we’ll be supplying the chicken main course, and you bring the side dishes.  We’ve got plates, napkins, utensils, and cups, and there will be coffee, hot water for tea, and bottled water available.   


·        Recommended you bring your own tools. 


·        Please let us know if you plan to come, so we can make sure to get enough food in, and we’d love to see you! 


Questions?     253-838-4646, x 111. 


  • Spring Ephemerals at the Miller Garden

    Thursday, April 17, 2014 10:00-12:00


    Spring ephemerals are a wonderful group of early blooming perennials and bulbs that work well for adding

    color and interest until your ferns emerge later in the spring.  Join Richie Steffen, curator of the Miller

    Garden, as he shows some of the best and choicest plants for creating a lovely early season display. 

    While strolling through the Miller Garden, you will learn how to weave these garden gems in to the landscape.


  • Choice Ferns for Northwest Gardens

    Wednesday, June 18, 2014


    More information to follow soon.


  • Plants for Great Autumnal Interest

    Thursday, October 9, 2014


    More information to follow soon.




    Where?          Elizabeth Miller Garden; directions will be sent to participants after payment is received.


    When?            See above dates


    Cost?              HFF members $25.00

                           Non-members $35.00


    How long?     Two hour sessions, from 10AM – noon. 


    Class size?      Limited to 15 participants; a lot of interest could generate an additional afternoon class from 1PM –



    How to Pay?  Payments must be made to the HFF.

                           HFF website,

                                   Under the Shop Our Store tab, scroll to the bottom of the page and under Events enter the class

                                   title and the appropriate amount.  Finish your transaction by clicking the Pay Now button.  After

                                   we receive a confirmation from PayPal we will send your directions out.


                                   Mail a check to:  HFF

                                                              PO Box 3797

                                                              Federal Way, WA 98063-3797


    Cameras?        Photos are okay, but no tripods, please.





                            253-838-4646, x 111. 


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