Upcoming Event

Lecture Series: Steve Hootman presents the “Wilds of Asia”

Plant-hunting in the Wilds of Asia and Beyond: Highlights of Twenty Years in the Field
Lecture featuring Steve Hootman
Executive Director of the Rhododendron Species Foundation

Join us Thursday, May 11th as Bloedel welcomes Steve Hootman, Executive Director & Curator of the Rhododendron Species Botanical Garden.

Steve will show images and discuss highlights of some of his most interesting experiences in some of the wildest places still left on the planet (including remote China, the Himalayas and Papua New Guinea) with a focus on exciting new plant introductions.

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

WHEN: Thursday, May 11th at 2pm.
WHERE: The Bloedel Residence
TICKETS: $20/member, $30/non-member (admission to Bloedel is included)
Click here to purchase tickets for the Thursday 5/11 Lecture

About Steve Hootman

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.