Monthly meetings are held at Planting Fields Arboretum unless otherwise noted:
COME AND ENJOY THE SPECTACULAR RESULTS ACHIEVED BY FELLOW GARDENERS ON LONG ISLAND AT THE AMERICAN RHODODENDRON SOCIETY EARLY FLOWER SHOW ON APRIL 26, 2015 AT NOON TILL 5:00 PM.
Show entries will have been grown under normal garden conditions and will represent the range of early blooming rhododendron you may care to grow. As the more commonly encountered varieties tend to bloom in late May or early June, you may be surprised at the color and size of these April beauties. Members of the New York Chapter of the American Rhododendron Society will be on hand to advise and chat with those interested in learning more about these cultivars.
Following this event, a second judged flower show will be staged at Planting Fields Arboretum in Oyster Bay on the afternoon of May 16, 2015. You are also welcome to enjoy this Show, featuring a display of even more rhododendron cultivars that can be successfully grown in Long Island gardens.
Jan. 11, 2015, Sunday, Planting Fields, Greenhouse classroom
Speakers: The Andersons
Feb. 21, 2015, Saturday, Planting Fields, Greenhouse classroom
Speaker: Tom Appell
Mar. 29, 2015, Sunday, Annual Luncheon, Irish Coffee Pub
April Early Flower Show-April 26, Hicks Nursery
May Flower Show-Saturday, May 16, 2015, Planting Fields
ARS Fall Regional Conference
October 16-18, 2015 (Friday-Sunday)
A "Good-Doers" list of hybrid and species rhododendron are now available. Click on FAQs and click on the appropriate link.
The New York Chapter, centered on Long Island, NY, is one of many chapters throughout the United States, Canada, and the World that encourage interest in and disseminate knowledge about rhododendrons and azaleas. We provide a medium through which all persons interested in rhododendrons and azaleas may communicate and cooperate with others through education, meetings, publications, scientific studies, research and other similar activities. Our Chapter is an enthusiastic group of people who volunteer their time and energy towards the success of the organization.