Know Before You Go
The rhododendrons typically bloom from late February through July. For maximum splendor, visit in late April to early May. But the park is open year-round allowing regular access to the perennial plants and views of the Crystal Springs Lake. It is open from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. from April 1 to September 30, and 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. from October 1 to March 31. Admission is free from October 1 through February 28; after, it is $5. The park entrance, parking, certain trails, and restrooms are wheelchair accessible.
The garden is a popular spot for weddings and photoshoots in the summer, which can section off parts of the park. To check if there’s an event that could affect your visit, check the official rhododendron wedding calendar.