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Calendar of Events

National and International Meetings


ARS Fall Conference, Chattanooga, TN,  October 19 - 20, 2018.   More Information


New Zealand Rhododendron Association Annual Conference, Nov. 3-6, 2018, Nelson, South Island Island, NZ.



ARS Annual Convention, May 16-19, 2019, Malvern, PA.  Pre-tour on May 15 to world famous Chanticleer and Winterthur gardens.  More information.


ARS Fall Conference, Sep. 27-29, 2019, Parksville, BC, Canada.



ARS 75th Anniversary Convention, Apr. 30 - May 3, 2020, Portland, Oregon.

Local Flower Shows and Plant Sales


April 7th  (10am - 4:00pm)  Show opens at noon.

California Chapter Show & Plant Sale
Lakeside Park Garden Center, 666 Bellevue Avenue, Oakland, CA
Show entries accepted from 8 to 10 am.
Contact: Paul Anderson, email:


April 7th-8th  (9:00am - 5:00pm)  Show opens noon on Saturday.

Portland Chapter Show & Plant Sale
Crystal Springs Rhododendron Garden, 5801 S.E. 28th Ave., Portland, OR
This event is being held in conjunction with The Daffodil Society's Annual Show.


April 20th-21st  (9:00am - 4:00pm)

Azalea Chapter Plant Sale
Oak Grove Methodist Church, 1722 Oak Grove Rd, Decatur, GA
The Azalea Chapter of the A.R.S. is having its' annual plant sale. We offer a vast selection of hard-to-find native azaleas and heat-tolerant rhododendrons. Many varieties you won't find anywhere else! There will be lots of helpful advice from experienced gardeners, and planting demonstrations.
Contact: Michael Bamford, email:


April 21st  (9:00am - 1:00pm)

De Anza Chapter Plant Sale
Parking lot behind Los Altos Masonic Lodge (near State Street)
Los Altos, CA
Contact: Bee Brown, email:


April 21st  (10:00am - 3:00pm)

Fraser South Chapter Plant Sale
Langley Mennonite Fellowship Church, 20997 40th Ave, Langley Twp, BC
Contact: Evelyn Jensen, email:


April 21st  (10:00am - 2:00pm)

Mount Arrowsmith Chapter Show and Plant Sale
Parksville Curling Club, 193 Island Hwy E., Parksville BC
Contact: Linda Derkach, email:


April 21st  (2:00pm - 4:00pm)

New York Chapter Early Flower Show
Planting Fields Arboretum, 1395 Planting Fields Rd, Oyster Bay, NY
Contact: Bruce Feller, email:


April 21st-22nd  (10:00am - 5:00pm)

Siuslaw Chapter Early Show, Plant Sale & Bonsai Display
Florence Events Center, 715 Quince, Florence OR
Bonsai display is open to the public on Saturday and Sunday with the flower show, located inside the building. Plant sale open to the public on Saturday and Sunday located outside on south side of building. Experts will be on hand to answer questions about azaleas and rhododendrons.
Contact: Mike Bones, email:


April 27th - 28th  (10:00am - 2:00pm)

Eureka Chapter Show and Plant Sale
Miles Hall, Pacific View Charter School (formerly St. Bernard's Elementary School), 115 Henderson Street, Eureka, California.
Contact: June Walsh, email:


April 28th  (10:00am - 2:00pm)

Cowichan Valley Chapter Plant Sale and Flower Show
Cowichan Exhibit Grounds, Mellor Hall, Mays Rd and Island Hwy, Duncan, BC
Several rhododendron growers and companion plants.
Contact Carrie Nelson, email:


April 28th  (8:00am - 1:00pm)

Monterey Bay Chapter Plant Sale
Aptos Farmers Market at
Cabrillo College, 6500 Soquel Drive, Aptos CA
Contact: Mike McCullough, email:


April 28th  (8:00am - 4:00pm)

Southeast Chapter Flower Show
St John in the Wilderness Parish Hall, Flat Rock, NC
Contact: Ray Head, email:


April 28th   (9:00am - 5:00pm)

Southwestern Oregon Chapter Show and Sale
Pony Village Mall, 1611 Virginia Ave, North Bend, OR
Contact: Robin Hansen, email:


April 28th   (8:30am - 5:00pm)

Tualatin Valley Chapter & Tualatin Valley Garden Club Plant Sale
Rhododendrons, annuals, perennials, native plants, vegetables, herbs, along with a variety of other plants and garden materials.
Friendship Square and Plaza, Washington County Fair Complex, 873 NE 34th Ave, Hillsboro, OR


April 28th (Noon - 4:00pm)

Victoria Chapter Plant Sale
Marquant Farm, 4640 Cordova Bay Road Saanich, BC
Contact: Lois Blackmore, email:


April 29th  (10:00am - 1:00pm)

North Island Chapter Plant Sale and Flower Show
Comax Band Hall, 3320 Comox Rd, Courtenay, BC


May 1st  (7:30pm - 9:00pm)

RSC Atlantic Chapter Member to Member Plant Sale
Members have the opportunity to bring in plants to sell to other members.
Nova Scotia Museum of Natural History


May 5th  (3:00pm - 9:00pm)

Eugene Chapter Spring Rhododendron Show and Awards Banquet
Hilton Garden Inn, 3528 Gateway Street, Springfield, OR
Contact: Terry Henderson, email:


May 5th  (10:00pm - 2:00pm)

Vancouver Rhododendron Society Annual Show and Plant Sale
Park and Tilford Gardens, 333 Brooksbank Avenue, North Vancouver, BC
Contact: Chris Hodgson, email:


May 5th - 6th  (9:00am - 5:00pm)

Noyo Chapter Truss Show and Plant Sale
Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens, 18220 North Highway 1, Fort Bragg, California
The juried show is expected to be one of the largest on the entire Pacific Coast with over 700 entries.
Contact: John Winding, email:


May 5th - 6th  (Saturday, 9:00am - 3:00pm; Sunday, 11:00am - 3:00pm)

Valley Forge Chapter Plant Sale
Jenkins Arboretum, 631 Berwyn Baptist Rd, Devon, PA
Friday is a party and first chance at plants from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm.  Admission is $30.  RSVP by May 1.* Admission is free on Saturday and Sunday.
 * For more information go to


May 11th-12th  (Open at 10:00am)

Greater Philadelphia Chapter Plant Sale
Morris Arboretum of the University of Pennsylvania, 100 E. Northwestern Avenue, Philadelphia, PA


May 12th  (8:00am - 2:00pm)

Mason Dixon Chapter Show and Plant Sale
Carroll County Agricultural Center, Westminster, MD


May 12th  (9:30am - 2:00pm)

Nanaimo Chapter Spring Show and Plant Sale
Centennial Building, Beban Park, 2300 Bowen Rd, Nanaimo, BC
Truss show event and sale of rhododendrons from growers on Vancouver Island and Mainland B.C. The specialty vendors have rhodos, alpines, woodland plants, bulbs, and many other garden favourites. Refreshments available.
Contact: Jan Moles, email:


May 12th-13th  (9:00am - 5:00pm)  Show opens at noon on Saturday.

Portland Chapter Mother's Day Truss Show and Plant Sale
Crystal Springs Rhododendron Garden, 5801 SE 28th Avenue, Portland, OR
More information:


May 19th-20th  (1:00pm - 5:00pm, Saturday, 10:00 am - 5:00pm, Sunday)

Siuslaw Chapter Truss Show / Florence, OR Rhododendron Festival
Florence Events Center, 715 Quince, Florence OR


May 23rd  (10:00am - noon)

Whidbey Island Chapter Truss Show
Pot Luck picnic for all ARS Chapters
Meerkerk Gardens, 3531 Meerkerk Lane, Greenbank, WA


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