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Members Meeting : Third Thursday of the month, from September through June,
*New venue: 1850 Alice Street, Oakland. The lecture begins at 7:30 pm.
For more information, please see the calendar. Admission is free.

The California Chapter of the American Rhododendron Society was founded in 1952 by local Rhododendron enthusiasts. The chapter currently has over 100 members in the San Francisco Bay Area, Australia, New Zealand, Japan and Hawaii. Members of the California Chapter enjoy monthly meetings which are held every third Thursday of the month from September to May. The meetings start at 7:30 pm and continue until 9:30 pm.

*The meeting place has changed. The new venue offers a more comfortable auditorium and adequate parking.

Meetings generally include a guest speaker who is knowledgeable about rhododendrons or good companion plants. Topics in the past have in included "Exploring for Rhododendrons in the wilds of China, India and Tibet", "New Hybrids on the Oregon/Washington Coast", "Satsuki Azaleas", "Rhododendrons in the wild", "Sudden Oak Death" and "Vireyas." Each meeting usually ends with a silent auction of plants provided either by our guest speaker or by the club. Members and friends also enjoy field trips to local gardens and nurseries.

The annual show and plant sale features hundreds of blossoms and trusses representing all the major Rhododendron groups, including vireyas, maddenias and azaleas.

2016 ARS Fall Regional Conference
September 30 - October 2
Hosted by Oregon Chapters in District 4

Agate Beach Inn
Newport, Oregon 97385
800 547-3310

To register:
Phone 503 705-0695

American Rhododendron Society
Annual Convention
April 27-30, 2017

Eureka, California

Hosted by the Eureka Chapter