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Rhododendrons in Full Bloom at Hendricks Park

Published: May 12, 2019

Roam the twelve acre rhododendron garden in Hendricks Park at the height of the season between April and May (blooms may span February to June). Towering Rhododendron plants, surrounded by walls of Douglas-fir trees show off dazzling displays of color in the springtime sun. 

Hendricks Park Rhododendrons in Bloom by Stephen HoshawHendricks Park Rhododendrons in Bloom by Stephen Hoshaw

 

Just minutes away from downtown Eugene, this urban park is great for both quick weeknight excursions and lazy Sunday afternoon picnics. Stroll the park’s terraced gravel paths buzzing with spring - birds singing, lime green leaves budding and wildflowers peaking up from the ground. Located on a hill, the paths are steep but well compacted for wheelchairs. However, not all areas of the park will prove to be easily accessible. See the park brochure and map.

Hendricks Park Rhododendrons in Bloom by Stephen HoshawHendricks Park Rhododendrons in Bloom by Stephen Hoshaw

 
Hendricks Park is a popular Mother's Day destination. Make sure to visit Hendricks Park soon to experience springtime with all its accompanying colors and stay tuned for blackberry picking and picnics in the shade of the giant trees when the weather heats up for summer. Located in the heart of Eugene, Hendricks Park is Eugene’s oldest city park.
 
More rhody information is available from the Eugene Chapter of the American Rhododendron Society. Or check with the Friends of Hendricks Park for possible volunteer-led tours.
 
First published in May 2016.
Author: Katie McGuigan

Katie McGuigan has lived her whole life across the Pacific Northwest. With a prepacked box of camping supplies sitting next to her front door, Katie is always ready for weekend adventures. When she is not on the trail she spends most of her free time enjoying Lane County's local craft breweries or cooking up the freshest veggies from her garden. She is a past Tourism Coordinator for Travel Lane County.