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OPEN for Fall Foliage Festival

October 22, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

We are normally closed on Mondays, but this Monday we will be open as we celebrate our annual Fall Foliage Festival.

Fall Foliage Festival is back and better than ever!  The Rhododendron Species Botanical Garden is teaming up with Pacific Bonsai Museum to host a week-long event bringing together everyone’s favorite autumn things.  Fall color will be in full splendor, with rich splashes of golds, reds, and oranges throughout the RSBG’s 22-acre garden, and among the foliage of Pacific Bonsai Museum’s world-class bonsai collection.

Best of all?  Admission will be free all week!

Throughout the week, visit a fall-themed photo station to snap a picture with friends and family, enjoy hot apple cider, purchase fall-themed pastries from Federal Way’s French-style Ma Boulangerie bakery, and participate in fall-themed art-making activities. Pacific Bonsai Museum docents will be available from 11am-3pm at the Exploration Station where you can learn about the care of bonsai, see tools of the trade, and try your hand at wiring.

Food Drive Benefiting Multi Service Center of Federal Way:

Throughout the Festival, visitors are asked to bring non-perishable foods to support our local community. “This free event is a way of saying thank you to our community,” says Britt Board, Program and Outreach Manager of the RSBG, adding, “We hope that visitors will pay it forward by supporting the Multi Service Center and the many families in Federal Way that are experiencing food insecurity.”

Plant and Pumpkin Sales

  • Fall is the perfect time to plant rhodies. The RSBG Plant Shop will feature rhododendrons and companion plants up to 50% off. Staff will be available plant care tips.
  • The RSBG is excited to sell pumpkins for the first time. Peruse a selection of sizes and species for pumpkin carving and fall décor.


October 22, 2018
10:00 am - 4:00 pm