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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:

Saturday, June 16, 2018 - 11:30am - 2 pm
Bee Brown's home in Portola Valley

End Of Season Pot Luck Party
Plant Exchange
Officer Election For next year.

Please email Erica Enos ( or call Christy (650) 424-8007 if you need Bee's address and/or directions.

The Chapter will provide the main dish plus drinks. Please bring the following according to the following designations:
  Last name beginning with:  
  A - G:   Desserts  
  H - Q:   Appetizers  
  R - Z:    Salads  

Please, also bring plants to share.


What's Happening:

Chapter Meeting & Activity Schedule for 2017-18 Season
Jun 16, 2018:  End of Season Meeting / Pot Luck / Plant Exchange at Bee Brown’s Home, Portola Valley

Additional Dates to Mark on your Calendars
Oct 19-20, 2018:  ARS Fall Conference, Chattanooga, TN

What We've Been Doing:

Jun Newsletter 2018

April Newsletter 2018

March Newsletter 2018

February Newsletter 2018

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


American Rhododendron Society Web Site

Need Help Growing Rhododendrons?

Local Resources?

Want to Find a Chapter in your Area?

Bay Area Gardeners Foundation

Master Gardeners of Santa Clara County

Rhododendron Potting Mix Resource