American Rhododendron Society
ARS District One (British Columbia, Canada)

'Horizon Monarch'
at Robert Argall's garden in Comox, BC
April 22, 2016 (photo by Sue Grant)

Summer Joy, Jim Webb and Jake Ellis
North Island Chapter Wrap-Up Picnic
June 11, 2016 (photo by Sue Grant)

Websites that our members have found:

Marc Colombel's website which includes his album of rhododendron pictures and his Classification

District One Chapters (website and newsletter access)
District One - Presidents' Meetings

Rhododendron Species Plant Nurseries

Chapter Meetings

Shows, Plant Sales and Garden Tours
Conventions, Conferences and Special Events

On-Line Videos of Interest
Other Societies or Gardens
Websites with Pictures of Rhododendrons
Other Important Links

District 1 ARS Medal Recipients

Rhododendron of the Year Awards

Proven Performers Lists:
      North Island - 2010

Chapter Contacts (sorted by position)
Chapter Contacts (sorted by chapter)
Login (database management)

District 1 Presidents' Meeting - District 1 Presidents Spring Meeting - Tuesday, March 14 starting at 11:30 am at the home of NIRS President: Judi Murakami in Courtenay, BC. District 1 representatives are being hosted by NIRS. Attendees are invited to attend the NIRS Chapter Meeting on the same day at 7:30 pm.

The RSF Rhododendron Species Symposium
April 7-8, 2017 - Rhododendron Species Foundation and Garden, Federal Way, Washington. Meetings will be at the Best Western Plus, Evergreen Inn & Suites, Federal Way, Washington. Go to the RSF website for details. Early-bird registration extended to March 10, 2017. There is a special $15 US discount for International registrants (includes Canadians).

ARS 2017 Convention - The 2017 American Rhododendron Society Internation Convention will be held April 27-30, in Eureka, California at the Red Lion Hotel and Sequoia Conference Center. The Convention will be hosted by the Eureka Chapter of the ARS. Visit the Convention Webpage on the Eureka Chapter website. There is a special $10 US discount for Non-US residents.

Welcome to My Blue Heaven - a website devoted to the celebration of the Himalayan Blue Poppy - this is a very nice website that Mary Parker informed us about.

On-Line Videos of Interest

May 23, 2012 Lecture at UVic by Sue Milliken and Kelly Dobson ... 120 min.
Here is the link:
It will be the video at the top of your screen (scroll up to see the title)

Rhododendron Species Nurseries
Species Plants are available at the following Nurseries
(download pdf plant list by clicking on the nursery name below)
Lower Mainland:   Clays  Fearing   Klapwijk   Riverbank   Robb