Check out a pass to Rhododendron Species Botanical Garden with your TPL card!

Tacoma Public Library patrons may now borrow a pass for free admission (two adults; kids 12 and under are free) to Rhododendron Species Botanical Garden in Federal Way.

Nestled within a 22-acre Pacific Northwest forest, Rhododendron Species Botanical Garden is filled with rare, endangered, and interesting plants. It is home to the largest collection of species rhododendrons in the world.

Visitors can explore 13 garden features, including the Rutherford Conservatory, Alpine Garden, Victorian Stumpery, Pond Garden, and many more.

How to check out a pass:

  1. Check availability by location   
    • Note: Passes cannot be put on hold, and are available on a first-come, first-served basis
  2. Check out the pass as you would any item
  3. Present the pass at Rhododendron Species Botanical Garden and receive free admission for up to 2 adults. Children ages 12 and under are admitted free.
    • Note: Passes are not valid for ticketed events, field trips, or group tour visits
  4. Enjoy the garden! Passes cannot be renewed, so make sure to visit before the return date
  5. Return the pass to any Tacoma Public Library location as you would any item

Plan your visit to Rhododendron Species Botanical Garden by calling (253) 838-4646 or visiting