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Welcome from Ann Mangels - ARS President:

On behalf of the thousands of rhododendron enthusiasts worldwide "welcome to our web site." Here you will find valuable resources which enable you to learn more about the selection and care of rhododendrons. We hope this will encourage you to explore all that the genus Rhododendron (which includes azaleas) has to offer, and you will include these wonderful plants in your garden.

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2019 ARS International Convention
ARS District 8 hosts the 2019 ARS Annual Convention near Philadelphia, May 15 -19, 2019. Meeting theme is "The Philadelphia Story, Rhododendrons in America’s Garden Capital". Tour outstanding public gardens, including Jenkins Arboretum, Longwood,  Mount Cuba Center, Morris and Tyler Arboretums, as well as many beautiful private gardens. Chanticleer and Winterthur Estate pre-tours. Put this event on your calendars.

2018 Gold & Silver Medals Awarded
The ARS takes great pleasure in presenting its 2018 Gold Medal honors to Dave Banks, Hans Eiberg, Hartwig Schepker, and June Walsh, and its Silver Medal award to Kristian Theqvist.  View the honors citations.

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Informative articles about:
 - rhododendron & azalea culture,
 - propagation,
 - hybridizing,
 - private & public gardens,
 - plant portraits,
 - companion plants,
 - plant hunting exploration,
 - rhododendron research,
 - and much more.

Visit archive of previously published issues.


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Rhododendrons International, Vol. 2
"Rhododendrons International"  (RI) is an online journal available free to everyone. It contains rhododendron-related articles of broad interest and of international relevance.  Read recently-published RI volume 2.


New Rhododendron Research Network
An exciting new research network and web site has been established that enables a multitude of opportunities for collaboration and communication between members of the rhododendron-research community.  More information

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