Rhododendron Overview by Steve Hootman

The Bloedel Reserve welcomes Steve Hootman, Executive Director & Curator of the Rhododendron Species Botanical Garden.  Bloedel boasts a huge collection of rhododendrons, and there is no one better around to give an overview and talk about this beautiful and enticing genus.

Steve Hootman is the Executive Director & Curator of the Rhododendron Species Botanical Garden and the Co-Executive Director and Curator of the Rhododendron Species Foundation in Federal Way, Washington. Mr. Hootman is responsible for the integrity and management of the Rhododendron Species Foundation’s world-class collection of species and has participated in four plant hunting expeditions into China and the Himalayas which have produced a surprising number of new introductions.

After the lecture, Mr. Hootman will be available to answer questions and lead a short walk through Bloedel’s amazing Rhododendron Glen.

Cost: $15 Members, $22
For more information:  http://bloedelreserve.org/