Massachusetts Chapter of the American Rhododenron Society

Explore the beauty and diversity of the genus Rhododendron

The Massachusetts Chapter of the American Rhododendron Society was founded in 1970.  Our meetings are held between September and late spring at Elm Bank, the home of the Massachusetts Horticultural Society, in Wellesley, MA.  Meetings are open to the public and we welcome non-members and potential members to all our Chapter meetings.  Meetings generally include formal programs presented by speakers noted for their knowledge of rhododendron and other horticultural topics, followed by refreshments, time to socialize, and the chance to talk with the speakers.  If you want to see gorgeous pictures – often travelogues of exotic places where rhododendron are found – you will not want to miss a meeting!

The benefits of membership include quarterly issues of the ARS Journal, the Chapter’s own Newsletter, free lectures and demonstrations, free cuttings, free garden tours, free seeds, free advice from experienced members, and the chance to participate in other Chapter activities.  AND, new members receive a free plant at the first meeting they attend!

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