The Portland Chapter

American Rhododendron Society

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At the Portland Chapter of the ARS, we invite you to enjoy the wide variety of rhododendrons and companion plants in each of our two fine gardens - the Crystal Springs Rhododendron Garden and the
Cecil & Molly Smith Garden.

We also invite you to join us at one of our monthly meetings. There you can enjoy an informative gardening presentations, get advice from some of our country's most highly esteemed growers and propagators of rhododendron, obtain unusual plants for your garden, or just share time with other gardeners and rhododendron lovers.

If you are from the Portland area and enjoy growing rhododendrons, you've come to the right place. We are happy to share any knowledge we may have, just as we appreciate hearing the gardening experiences of others. Most of all, we enjoy rhododendrons and azaleas in our gardens.

Whether you choose to be our guest at a monthly meeting or prefer to attend one of our special events, the Portland Chapter of the ARS is ready to welcome you.

Please come and join us.


Upcoming Events

Friday-Sunday, September 30th-October 2nd:
Western Regional ARS Conference
Newport, Oregon

Saturday, October 15th:
Parke Diem Work Party, Crystal Springs Rhododendron Garden

Thursday, October 20th:
Luurt Nieuwenhuis, Portland Chapter, ARS
Close-up Digital Photography: Theory and Practice.
Species Auction

Saturday, October 22nd:
Fall Work Party, Cecil and Molly Smith Garden