PowellsWood Garden, Federal Way

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Garden · Hidden Gem · Nature / Park
For four generations, the Powell family has invested love and personal care in all the things they’ve done: raising families, creating and managing some of the finest homes in the Northwest and giving back to the community. One of the things Monte and Diane Powell have always loved is a good garden.

Occupying the southern tip of a 40-acre greenbelt the Powells bought just west of their home in 1992, the 2-acre PowellsWood is now an urban oasis designed to “restore the soul". The garden features themed “rooms", a man-made stream and a pond which uses natural storm water which drains into Puget Sound.

As PowellsWood has matured, and the word of its existence has spread, it has become a symbol of hallmark Powell values. You’ll see beauty wherever you look, a reflection of the Powells’ personal touch. Be a part of the vision that transformed a clandestine dump into a lush private garden. Bring the tranquility and beauty of a garden into your life.
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  • I’ve visited three times and there’s always something new to enjoy. This lovely garden is between Portland and Seattle and it’s a treasure. Whether you’re a gardener or not, PowellsWood will give...  more »
  • Spent an hour wandering the garden and getting destressed with each step. I really wish I could clone this garden over to our home. There are various small nooks and also benches by streams and a...  more »
  • We lived down the street for many years but did not take the opportunity to visit. Now we have moved a little away - I decided to stop by. LOL As I had expected it is very small but nicely kept....  more »
  • Staff gave the Pierce County Master Gardener a tour. This garden is well worth a visit for the gardens which includes providing for wildlife habitat while bringing in color and form to our zone and the microclimates of the garden with plantings treated as annuals or perenials. and if you want a little trek in an urban surrounded natural area the 40 acres includes some short trails. Support care for this large garden with your visit.
  • Explore Federal Way! At least that's what I did. I live in Seattle and was looking to check out somewhere new on my day off from work. It took a while to get there on the bus, plus there is a mile walk from the stop to the garden; however, it was totally worth it! I went in August 2019 and the back trail was full of spiders and their webs. I had several stick on my face until it dawned on me I should carry a stick and get them out of the way first.
  • What a gem.....stunning beauty so artfully arranged and meticulously cared for....hope I get reincarnated as a flower in this garden
  • What a gem of a place, right in Federal Way's backyard. This display garden is one of the best in Western Washington, imo.
  • Truly a magnificent," jewel-of-a-garden" - tucked away in Federal Way, WA. Not to be missed!

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