experience ranges from novice to expert. If you like
gardening and flowers consider becoming a member and
have fun with us.
Join the fun!
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Membership benefits include:
• Quarterly Journal with valuable
plant and Society information
• Conferences offering lectures, tours
and networking opportunities
• Visits to gardens and nurseries,
both public and private
• An outstanding seed exchange program
• Participation in local chapter
• Plant auctions and sales. Purchase
plants at discount prices.
• Involvement in local and national
• Support of test and display gardens
• Discounts on rhododendron &
azalea reference books
• Information how to grow and care for
• Meet and socialize with others with
| The American Rhododendron Society
(ARS) was founded in 1945 in Portland, Oregon. The
Society has Chapters all over the United States and
throughout the world. The Society helps support over
100 community gardens, education, research, and
restoration around the world.
ARS chapters are located
throughout the United States and Canada and in
Denmark, Finland, Holland, Scotland, Sweden, and
Sikkim. "At-large" members reside in countries around
the globe, including Australia, New Zealand, Korea,
Japan, Thailand, Brazil, France, Germany, Latvia,
Poland, Russia, and South Africa.
|Membership dollars are
split between several activities including:
- Creation, distribution, and archival of the quarterly
Journal of the American Rhododendron Society
which includes informative articles about culture,
propagation, hybridizing, private & public gardens,
plant portraits, companion plants, exploration &
research, archives (scholar.lib.vt.edu/ejournals/JARS/),
and much more.
- Internet websites including our 'member only'
site (www.arsoffice.org), public site
(www.rhododendron.org), and online store
- Supporting programs such as online blog
online plant care, plant name registrations,
honors and awards, and online store
- Endowment-type grants for special programs,
start up funding grants for conventions, coordination
with affiliates and partners
- Research grants through the Rhododendron
Research Network (http://www.rhodo-research.net/), and
coordination with the Rhododendron Species Foundation
- Local Chapters and a small administrative staff at
headquarters (membership and other operational tasks)