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Welcome to the Homepage of the De Anza Chapter
of the American Rhododendron Society!


Who We Are:

The American Rhododendron Society is a non-profit organization whose purpose is to encourage interest in and to disseminate information about the genus Rhododendron.  Members' experience ranges from novice to expert.  Society activities include public education, flower shows, seed exchanges, scientific studies, and communication through publications and local and national meetings.  ARS chapters are located throughout the United States and Canada and in Denmark, Finland, Holland, Scotland, Sweden and Sikkim.

The De Anza Chapter is composed of American Rhododendron Society members who hold meetings and sponsor events in the "Silicon-Valley" region of Northern California.  Non-members and guests are always welcome to attend Chapter meetings and events.

President:  Bee Brown………
Secretary: Erika Enos ..........

Next Meeting:

Wednesday April 18, 2018 - 7:30 - 9pm

Hillview Community Center
Room 18, 97 Hillview Ave., Los Altos, CA

 San Francisco Botanical Garden Rhododendron Collection
by Jason Martinez

Jason has been a Horticulturist at San Francisco Botanical Garden at Strybing Arboretum for the past 12 years, caring for the Rhododendron, Mediterranean, and Ancient Plant Gardens. We will learn about current developments and new additions to the Garden and the South East Asia Collection. Jason is an excellent speaker and photographer. Please join us for a great program!


What's Happening:

Chapter Meeting & Activity Schedule for 2017-18 Season
• Apr 18:    Plant Sale Planning and SF Botanical Garden talk by Jason Martinez
• May 12:   Field trip to Sonoma Hort. Nursery and Western Hills Garden
• Jun 13:    Year end meeting and picnic

Additional Dates to Mark on your Calendars
• Apr 3, 2018,  California Chapter ARS Show and Plant Sale, Lakeside Park, Oakland, CA
• Apr 17, 2018, UC Santa Cruz Arboretum Spring Sale
• Apr 21, 2018, De Anza Chapter ARS Plant Sale, Los Altos Masonic Lodge
• Apr 28, 2018, Monterey Bay Chapter ARS Plant Sale, Aptos Farmers Market, Cabrillo College

What We've Been Doing:

March Newsletter 2018

February Newsletter 2018

October Newsletter 2017

April Newsletter 2017

March Newsletter 2017

February Newsletter 2017

November Newsletter 2016

October Newsletter 2016

September Newsletter 2016

April Newsletter 2016

March Newsletter 2016

February Newsletter 2016


American Rhododendron Society Web Site

Need Help Growing Rhododendrons?

Local Resources?

Want to Find a Chapter in your Area?

Bay Area Gardeners Foundation

Master Gardeners of Santa Clara County

Rhododendron Potting Mix Resource