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Members Meeting : Third Thursday of the month, from September through June,
at the Lakeside Park Garden Center, 666 Bellevue Avenue, 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.

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.

Show & Plant Sale

April 18, 2015- Noon to 4 PM

Lakeside Garden Center
(on Lake Merritt, off Grand Avenue)
666 Bellevue Ave.,
Oakland, CA

ARS Annual Convention, 70th Anniversary, Sidney, BC Canada

May 6-10

For more information and to register: