Press Release September 4, 2014 Contact: Katie Swickard 253-838-4646 Ext. 100 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE ______________________________________________________________________ What: Weyerhaeuser Company Relocation – the Rhododendron Species Botanical Garden and Pacific Bonsai Museum are still in Federal Way Where: Rhododendron Species Botanical Garden 2525 S. 336th Street, Federal Way, WA, located where I-5 and Hwy 18 meet When: Garden […]
Rhododendron Species Foundation POSITION DESCRIPTION Title: Gardener Reports to: Executive Director/Curator, Nursery Manager & Horticultural Assistant Status: Temporary-Part Time, Non-exempt, hourly, 24 hours per week, Salary commensurate with experience with a strong possibility of gaining full-time permanent status Responsibilities: Primary responsibility includes assisting the curator and nursery manager. Secondary responsibilities include assisting in the maintenance […]
Thinking about some vacation or retirement property in beautiful Sequim, Washington? The RSBG has a lovely 2 1/2 acre wooded property for sale that is close to town, but just far enough out to feel rural. Proceeds from the sale of this property, which was part of the Rutherford estate, will go into to Rutherford […]
Local gardening personality, Marianne Binetti, is the host of the new Dig In® Seattle TV show. Last month filming at the Rhododendron Species Botanical Garden took place including an interview with Executive Director and Curator, Steve Hootman. The Garden was showing off for the camera with beautiful blooms everywhere. Even a little hummingbird nest nestled into […]
Listen to Steve Hootman’s podcast of his live interview with Mike Darcy on his radio show, “In The Garden“, on Sat March 16, 2013.
Uploaded to YouTube by pnwlocalnews on Apr 21, 2010. They call him Plant Hunter. Steve Hootman has been at the Rhododendron Species Foundation and Botanical Garden for 18 years. In those years, he has traveled all over the world, bringing back seeds from rhododendrons found only in the wild. And by wild, that means climbing […]