Stuart began the nursery in 1985 with lots of homegrown cuttings and great passion. What started as a yard with one rhododendron has blossomed into 3 acres of species and hybrid rhododendrons, azaleas, trees, shrubs and other garden plants.
The tradition of great customer service will be continued by Stuart’s son Neil who, together with his wife Sherry, will be there to provide you with much of the garden beauty you require.
Welcome to Lake Tapps Rhododendron Garden & Nursery. We are a retail nursery serving the East Puget Sound area. We have hundreds of rhododendrons, azaleas, trees and shrubs; evergreen and deciduous; native and exotic.
Located in the foothills of Mt. Rainier and nestled in 3 acres of fir trees, we offer one of the biggest selections of species and hybrid rhododendrons in the Pacific Northwest. We have over 30% of available species and hundreds of hybrids available for purchase.
Feel free to come by and tour the garden, especially in the spring when the plants are at their best. Our plants bloom from late January through the end of summer with most at their best in April, May and June.
Rhododendrons are especially suited for the Northwest with the cool, damp climate giving them the moisture and shade they need to thrive. With just a little care, you can have a spectacular show in your garden. Rhodies & Azaleas come in all different colors, shapes, sizes and growth habits; no two are the same.
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