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.Using our international travel planner, Federal Way attractions like PowellsWood, A Northwest Garden can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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.
PowellsWood, A Northwest Garden Reviews
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 you ... 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 smal... 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.
Places to stay near PowellsWood, A Northwest Garden
Plan your trip to Federal Way
Get a personalized planA complete day-by-day itinerary
based on your preferences
Customize itRefine your plan. We'll find the
best routes and schedules
Book itChoose from the best hotels
and activities. Up to 50% off
Manage itEverything in one place.
Everyone on the same page.
Popular things to do in Federal Way
Plans to PowellsWood, A Northwest Garden by other users
47 days in Seattle, Portland & San Francisco BY A USER FROM GERMANY May, popular sights PREFERENCES: May ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 60 days in Seattle BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, popular sights PREFERENCES: June ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 60 days in Snoqualmie BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES September, popular sights PREFERENCES: September ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 44 days in Seattle & Fredericksburg BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES October, popular sights PREFERENCES: October ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 31 days in Seattle & Wichita BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES August, popular sights PREFERENCES: August ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 60 days in Seattle BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA June, popular sights PREFERENCES: June ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium