Membership in the Portland Chapter
of the American Rhododendron Society


Benefits of Membership in the Portland Chapter: ·

  • You are a member of the American Rhododenron Society
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  • You are a member of a chapter that holds scheduled meetings.
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  • You will hear programs at the meetings about rhododendrons and related subjects.
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  • You are part of a group of members who socially interact while enjoying the genus rhododendron and the gardens where they grow.
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  • You can participate in annual auctions of species and hybrids that feature plants which are hard to find.
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  • The Portland Chapter conducts shows and sales annually in early April and on the weekend of Mothers' Day in which you can get involved. Both are held at Crystal Springs Rhododendron Garden in Portland.
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  • The Portland Chapter maintains the Crystal Springs Rhododendron Garden in partnership with Portland Parks and Recreation. You are welcome to visit and volunteer at the garden.
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  • The Portland Chapter owns and maintains the Cecil and Molly Smith Garden in St. Paul, just outside of Newberg. The focus is rhododendrons, and you are welcome to visit and volunteer.
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  • You will receive the quarterly magazine, Journal American Rhododendron Society.
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  • You can attend annual national conventions and regional conferences.
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  • You can acquire rhododendron seed from the seed exchange.


  • Regular Membership: Application Renewal
    Associate Membership: Application Renewal