Current and Upcoming Events


Ferns at the Puyallup Fair!

Are you interested in attending the Puyallup Fair in September?  How about free admission and free parking?  It’s really a great opportunity for a day of fun.

HFF has decided to participate in the Puyallup Fair this September by having an informational booth in the Horticultural area (with the giant pumpkins and Master Gardeners).
We are looking for members who would enjoy spending a few hours passing out our literature and spreading the word among people who come from all over about how garden-worthy ferns are and about our organization and the benefits of joining.

No special knowledge is required -- just some enthusiasm about sharing the world of ferns and HFF with people who stop to admire our display.

Our booth will be set up for 3 days Friday, Saturday and Sunday, September 12, 13, and 14th.  We are looking for members who would like to help us staff the booth during those days.  It could be anywhere from 2 to 4 hours, whatever is possible for you.  Then you can use your remaining time there to enjoy the fair.

We may receive a few extra free admission tickets, so the earliest responders can have extra tickets for spouse, friend, or whoever they wish.  Spouses and friends can also help at the booth if they wish.  
HFF will see to the booth’s set up and all the display and materials needed so all you have to do is show up and enjoy yourself.  This is a great opportunity to do something to support our organization and enjoy the Fair for free at the same time.
If you sign up for a slot, please consider it a firm commitment to show up.  It would cause problems for others if someone didn’t.
If you are interested, please email me, Carolyn Doherty, at or call me at 253-848-7570 if you wish to sign up and I will send you the tickets, parking pass and more information about the booth’s location.

      Thank you for supporting our organization spread the word about ourselves to more of the general public.



Hardy Fern Foundation Fall Social and Potluck Lunch

Join us as the Hardy Fern Foundation celebrates its 25th Anniversary at the new Bellevue Botanical Garden Education Center! 12001 Main St, Bellevue, WA 98005

Saturday, October 11th, 11:00 am to 3:00 pm

At noon we will sit down to a Potluck lunch. Please bring a main, salad or dessert.

Featured will be a "Fern Frond Showcase" and Arlen Hill’s presentation, "Plants of Southwest Sichuan and Guizhou Provinces".

Cost: $20 pre-paid registration by October 6th, $25.00 at the door.

Payment options: Above Click on Shop Our Store Scroll to the bottom of the page under Events

In the description box, type in ‘Fall Social’ 2014.

In the amount box, type in $20.

Finish your transaction by clicking the Pay Now button.

Or Pay by check: Mail $20 check to: HFF PO Box 3797 Federal Way, WA 98063-3797

Questions ??? Contact Linda Pyles with HFF Social in the subject line