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American Rhododendron Society
Southwest Oregon Chapter

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Members' experience ranges from novice to expert. If you like gardening and flowers consider becoming a member and have fun with us.


Trophies and bragging
                rights for fabulous flowers

Join the fun!

  • Join us! Membership form (https://www.rhododendron.org/membership.htm)

  • 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 meetings

    Plant auctions and sales. Purchase plants at discount prices.

    Involvement in local and national flower shows

    Support of test and display gardens

    Discounts on rhododendron & azalea reference books

    Information how to grow and care for your rhododendrons

    Meet and socialize with others with common interests

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.



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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 (www.arsstore.org)

  • Supporting programs such as online blog (https://www.rhododendron.org/blog/default.asp), seed exchange (https://www.rhododendron.org/seedexchange1.htm), Plant database (https://www.rhododendron.org/search_intro.asp), program library (http://arsstore.org/programs.php#anchorPROGRAMS), online plant care, plant name registrations, honors and awards, and online store (www.arsstore.org)

  • 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 (http://rhodygarden.org/cms/)

  • Local Chapters and a small administrative staff at headquarters (membership and other operational tasks)

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