The purpose of the American Rhododendron Society and
the Willamette Chapter, in Salem Oregon serving the mid-Willamette
Valley, is the encouragement of the culture of rhododendrons,
including azaleas, and the increase of the general understanding of
and interest in all aspects of these plants. The Chapter
activities include monthly meetings (except during the summer), a
spring public display of rhododendron trusses, lectures regarding
rhododendrons, other plants and associated subjects, study
group meetings, publication of a newsletter and tours.
SOCIETY MEMBERSHIP OFFERS THE FOLLOWING
Fellowship and friendships with enthusiastic
gardeners sharing a common interest.
A quarterly journal with color photographs.
A seed exchange program, through which you may obtain rare seed.
A pollen bank maintained by members interested in propagation.
Rental of slide programs on pertinent subjects.
An opportunity to support the Rhododendron Research
An annual rhododendron conference in one of the garden cities of the
*Opportunities to meet world leaders in the
*Visits to private and public gardens.
*An international flower show.
*Opportunities to learn and share.
BENEFITS OF CHAPTER MEMBERSHIP
Participate in chapter activities.
Buy rare and scarce plants at auctions or sales (not exclusively
Obtain cuttings of plants
Participate in maintenance and enjoyment of the Cecil and Molly
Receive a newsletter.
Enjoy speakers and slide programs.
Learn how to grow rhododendrons and azaleas.
Go on garden tours.
Buy books at discount.
Get landscaping help.