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Welcome to the Homepage of the De Anza Chapter
of the American Rhododendron Society!


Who We Are:

The American Rhododendron Society is a non-profit organization whose purpose is to encourage interest in and to disseminate information about the genus Rhododendron.  Members' experience ranges from novice to expert.  Society activities include public education, flower shows, seed exchanges, scientific studies, and communication through publications and local and national meetings.  ARS chapters are located throughout the United States and Canada and in Denmark, Finland, Holland, Scotland, Sweden and Sikkim.

The De Anza Chapter is composed of American Rhododendron Society members who hold meetings and sponsor events in the "Silicon-Valley" region of Northern California.  Non-members and guests are always welcome to attend Chapter meetings and events.

President:  Bee Brown………
Secretary: Erika Enos ..........

Next Meeting:

Wednesday October 18, 2017 - 7:30 - 9pm

Hillview Community Center
Room 18, 97 Hillview Ave., Los Altos, CA

 Sierra Nevada- A Backpacker's Paradise
by Don Selcer, ARS California Chapter


What's Happening:

Chapter Meeting & Activity Schedule for 2016-17 Season
• Nov 15:    Joint Meeting w/Camellia Society: Speaker Tom Nuccio, Veterans Mem Bldg, 1455 Madison, RWC
• Dec ? :      Annual Holiday Party
• Jan 17:     Still More about Japanese Maples, Arnie Kornez

Additional Dates to Mark on your Calendars
Oct 19-21, 2017, ARS Fall Conference, Richmond, VA
Oct 27-30, 2017, New Zealand Rhododendron Conference, Feilding, North Island, NZ

What We've Been Doing:

October Newsletter 2017

April Newsletter 2017

March Newsletter 2017

February Newsletter 2017

November Newsletter 2016

October Newsletter 2016

September Newsletter 2016

April Newsletter 2016

March Newsletter 2016

February Newsletter 2016

January Newsletter 2016

November Newsletter 2015

October Newsletter 2015

May/June Newsletter 2015

April Newsletter 2015

March Newsletter 2015

February Newsletter 2015

January Newsletter 2015


American Rhododendron Society Web Site

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Local Resources?

Want to Find a Chapter in your Area?

Bay Area Gardeners Foundation

Master Gardeners of Santa Clara County

Rhododendron Potting Mix Resource