The bonsai and rhododendron gardens near the Weyerhaeuser campus will not be moving with the company’s planned departure to Seattle, according to a press release from the organization that runs the rhododendron garden.
“The bonsai and rhododendron gardens will not be affected by the announcement of moving our corporate headquarters to Seattle,” said Weyehaeuser spokesperson Anthony Chavez.
Both gardens and the organizations who run them are “completely independent of the Weyerhaeuser Company,” according to the press release. The collections will continue to be located in Federal Way at 2525 S. 336th St. for the rhododendron garden, and the bonsai garden at 2515 S. 336th St. The two gardens will also operate with the same hours and prices.
The rhododendron garden will be having its upcoming fall foliage festival and plant sale next month, running from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 18-25. Visitors will be treated to free admission during this time. For more information on the that garden, visit www.rhodygarden.org.
The bonsai garden’s “Hidden Gems” exhibit, featuring bonsai from the Don Guilliams Collection, is running until Sept. 14. For more information on the bonsai collection, visit www.pacificbonsaimuseum.org.