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The Dunedin Botanical Garden of New Zealand – Todd Boland

Zoom Meeting

A winter visit to the warm side of the planet, this Botanical Garden has a VERY impressive Rhododendron collection with many local hybrids. Also a spectacular rock garden, South African garden, native garden, and more. Stunning photographs at the peak time for blooms. The presenter is Todd Boland: Bird-watcher, native Newfoundlander, and Chief Horticulturalist at...Read more >

Clematis: Queen of the Climbers; Zoom meeting

Zoom Meeting

"Clematis:  Queen of the Climbers" Everyone knows clematis, but few gardeners take advantage of the diversity of the genus and ways to grow them.  Clematis can be climbing, sprawling, groundcover, large-flowered, small-flowered, white/pink/red/blue/purple/multi-colored, fragrant, and used as cut flowers, in window boxes or in containers.  Clematis can be grown on trellises, over shrubs, through trees, as weavers...Read more >

2017 Expedition to North Vietnam: Zoom meeting

Zoom Meeting

Steve Hootman, Executive Director and Curator of the Rhododendron Species Botanical Garden, will present an illustrated talk about a two-week plant hunting trip to North Vietnam.  Several plants new to science were identified.

A new Garden in Pereau, Kings County: Zoom meeting

Zoom Meeting

Jamie Ellison, teacher, photographer, hybridizer, long-time member of our club, will present photographs and planting ideas from his new garden in Pereau, Kings County. Not to me missed!

Preview of Plant Sale – Zoom meeting

Zoom Meeting

Join us for images and descriptions of a treasure trove of plants:  Japanese maples, Insigne Nursery, and a sampling of the over 80 rhododendrons especially grown for the Virtual Convention.  Plant sale will take place in June dependent on Public Health restrictions.    

ARHS Fall Garden Tour – September 12, 2021

The Atlantic Rhododendron and Horticultural Society information is hosting our fall garden tour for Sunday, September 12th, 2021.   We have three fabulous and unique gardens open to ARHS members this September.  A well-established 8 acre garden in Prospect Bay that is over 30 years in the making.  A coastal garden with many rhododendrons in beautiful...Read more >

Annual Steele Lecture: Lionel de Rothschild, Exbury Gardens Past and Present (Virtual only)

Nova Scotia Museum of Natural History 1747 Summer St., Halifax, Nova Scotia

It is just over 100 years since Lionel de Rothschild started work on one of the best-known woodland gardens in the world, one devoted above all to his favourite plant, the rhododendron. In just twenty years he created one of the largest gardens of its kind, as well as funding a number of the plant...Read more >

November ARHS Meeting: Annual General Meeting and Meadow Gardens by Donna Evers

Nova Scotia Museum of Natural History 1747 Summer St., Halifax, Nova Scotia

Join us for our ARHS November meeting!  We will be holding our Annual General Meeting, followed by a guest presentation by Donna Evers on Meadow Gardens. The Meadow Plant List_p 1 & 2 The Meadow Plant List_p3 Space will be limited at the NS Natural History Museum.  Sign up form will be posted online for...Read more >

Annual Christmas Party & Member Slide Show 2021

Nova Scotia Museum of Natural History 1747 Summer St., Halifax, Nova Scotia

Tuesday December 7th is our annual Christmas Party.  Final details are to be announced in the fall pending Public Health requirements.     Sign up form will be posted online for those who wish to attended in person.   Space will be limited due to social distancing requirements as posted by Public Health at the time. The...Read more >

January ARHS Meeting: Kate Kerin, Innisfree Garden, NY, A Study in Slow Gardening

Explore timeless design ideas and timely landscape management techniques at Innisfree—an iconic mid-twentieth century landscape in Millbrook, New York—that can be adopted by gardeners and designers anywhere. Innisfree is primarily the work of Lester Collins, thought by his peers to be one America’s great if unsung landscape architects. Working on a massive site with a...Read more >

February ARHS Meeting: Panayoti Kelaidis, Tibet: Ericaceae and more!

Nova Scotia Museum of Natural History 1747 Summer St., Halifax, Nova Scotia

The Himalayas are known to be heartland of Rhododendron--but there are so many other Ericacaceae (and treasures growing with them) that have special interest to rock gardeners in North America since Tibet has more extreme temperatures than more familiar destinations like Bhutan or Nepal.  Our speaker was lucky to spend 3 weeks driving 1200 miles...Read more >

March ARHS Presentation: Dr Glen Jamieson, The Hardier, Smaller Rhododendrons

ARHS Presentation March 1st, 2022 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm The Hardier, Smaller Rhododendrons Dr. Glen Jamieson, Editor, Journal of the American Rhododendron Society Presentation will focus on the hardier, smaller rhododendrons – their taxonomy, features and cultural characteristics. With many people living on smaller properties, often in urban areas, there is now a greater...Read more >

ARHS Presentation April 5, 2022: Plant Sale Preview, Dennis Crouse

Nova Scotia Museum of Natural History 1747 Summer St., Halifax, Nova Scotia

Our meeting for Tuesday, April 5, 2022 will be a hybrid meeting, in person at the Nova Scotia Museum and by Zoom. Join us for images and descriptions of a treasure trove of plants: Japanese Maples from David Veinotte, woodland plants and evergreen Azaleas from Insigne Nursery, Rhododendrons from Jack Looye’s Rhodoland Nursery, and a...Read more >

ARHS Member-to-Member Plant Sale, May 3 2022

Nova Scotia Museum of Natural History 1747 Summer St., Halifax, Nova Scotia

Member-to-Member Plant Sale Bring your surplus plants for sale to other members. Tables will be set up for your plants.

ARHS Spring Garden Tour, June 5

Spring Garden Tour, Fall River/Oakfield Garden locations and descriptions will be sent to members in May.

ARHS Presentation September 6, 2022: Panel Discussion on Propagating Rhododendrons

Nova Scotia Museum of Natural History 1747 Summer St., Halifax, Nova Scotia

Interested in propagating Rhodos but don't know how to start?  This panel discussion, chaired by Jamie Ellison and including Sharon Bryson and Bob Pettipas, will provide short introductions to propagation by seed, cuttings and hybridizing followed by a question and answer session on all issues which you may have encountered or may want to avoid....Read more >

Annual Steele Lecture: Latest Trends in Breeding Rhododendrons, Kristian Theqvist, Finnish Rhododendron Society

Halifax Central Library 5440 Spring Garden Rd, Halifax, Nova Scotia

Our meeting for Tuesday, October 4, 2022 will be a hybrid meeting, in person in room 301 at the Halifax Central Library and by Zoom.  The Museum of Natural History is not available on October 4. Captain Richard Steele Lecture:  Latest Trends in Breeding Rhododendrons Presented by Kristian Theqvist, President of the Finnish Rhododendron Society...Read more >

AGM and ARHS Presentation November 1, 2022: Native Companions for Rhododendrons, Melanie Priesnitz

Nova Scotia Museum of Natural History 1747 Summer St., Halifax, Nova Scotia

The Harriet Irving Botanical Gardens at Acadia University, Wolfville features plants native to Nova Scotia and the Acadian Forest region.  Conservation Horticulturalist Melanie Presnitz will present on native plants that make great companion plants for the genus Rhododendron and talk about why growing indigenous species is beneficial. Our meeting for Tuesday, November 1, 2022 will...Read more >