Centrally located within the heart of Kenmore, this park features one of the largest public collections of hybrid rhododendrons in the Northwest. Rhododendron Park, formerly State Flower Nursery from 1920 -1960, is the home of the Reginald Pearce plant collection and the Warren F. Timmons III plant collection. Reginald A. Pearce, an Englishman who immigrated to the Pacific Northwest at the turn of the century, owned State Flower Nursery, which was a leading grower of rhododendrons on the Pacific Coast. Mr. Pearce purchased the property soon after World War I and began collecting rare, one-of-a-kind rhododendrons, as well as hybridizing his own varieties.
In addition to beautiful Rhododendrons this incredible park features a network of paved trails that lead through manicured lawn areas; children’s play area, picnic areas, and restrooms.
From Bothell, take SR-522 / NE Bothell Way heading west. Turn LEFT (south) onto 68th Avenue NE. Turn LEFT (east) onto NE 170th Street. Arrive at 6910 NE 170th Street.
From Seattle, take SR-522 [Lake City Way NE] heading North/East. Turn RIGHT (South) onto 68th Avenue NE. Turn LEFT (East) onto NE 170th Street. Arrive at 6910 NE 170th Street.