Membership costs $30.00 per year for an individual or couple (dues must be paid by December 1 for the coming calendar year) and includes a monthly newsletter from MARS and membership in the American Rhododendron Society (ARS). ARS members receive the ARS quarterly journal and have access to its seed exchange and regional meetings.
MARS typically organises a number of bus trips throughout the year to various activities either on Vancouver Island, in the lower mainland around Vancouver or in northwest Washington State, where we visit particularly unique gardens, nurseries or attend plant sales.
Most society members live between Nanoose Bay and Bowser on the eastern side of Vancouver Island in the communities of Parksville and Qualicum Beach, but active members come from as far away as Tofino, Courtenay and Lake Cowichan.
Membership dues ($30) should be sent to:
PO Box 342
Qualicum Beach, BC V9K 1S8