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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, February 20, 2019 - 7:30 pm - 9 pm
Los Altos Masonic Hall
146 Main St, Los Altos

"2018 International Rhododendron Conference in Germany"
by Tim and June Walsh

Tim & June Walsh will give us a travelogue of the Germany Rhododendron convention held in May of 2018. They also visited Northern Wales before going to Bremen, Germany. Tim will show areas and highlights of both. The Walsh's are very active in the ARS Eureka Chapter and in the national Society in many capacities. Tim also has been instrumental in developing the Moss Family Temperate Woodland Garden at Humboldt Botanical Garden. June is a recent ARS Gold Medal honoree.


What's Happening:

Chapter Meeting & Activity Schedule for 2018-19 Season
Feb 20, 2019  2018 International Rhododendron Conference in Germany
Mar 20, 2019  TBD
Apr 17, 2019  Visit to Gordon garden in Saratoga
Apr 27, 2019 De Anza ARS plant sale

Additional Dates to Mark on your Calendars
Mar 2, 2019  Strybing monthly plant sale – 10:00am to 1pm
Mar 20-24, 2019  San Francisco Flower Show at the Cow Palace
Apr 13, 2019  California ARS Chapter Show, Oakland
May 15-19, 2019  ARS Convention in Malvern, PA

What We've Been Doing:

Feb Newsletter 2019

Nov Newsletter 2018

Oct Newsletter 2018

Jun Newsletter 2018

April Newsletter 2018

March Newsletter 2018

February Newsletter 2018

October Newsletter 2017

April Newsletter 2017

March Newsletter 2017

February Newsletter 2017


American Rhododendron Society Web Site

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Bay Area Gardeners Foundation

Master Gardeners of Santa Clara County

Rhododendron Potting Mix Resource