Welcome to Mount Arrowsmith Rhododendron Society

Hello, rhododendron enthusiasts!rhodos and ocean small

Vancouver Island, British Columbia is one of the few areas in Canada where rhododendrons can flourish.  If you’re new to rhododendrons, you’ll be amazed by the variety and beauty of these wonderful shrubs.

Whether you’re a long-time rhodo grower or a complete novice, Mount Arrowsmith Rhododendron Society (MARS) welcomes you to join us. Our large and vibrant club offers fascinating educational talks at our monthly meetings, along with door prizes of gorgeous young rhodos and the opportunity to relax with coffee, tea, and goodies while you enjoy the company of other enthusiastic gardeners. Better yet, our regular meetings are open to members, visitors, and the public!  Click here to view our meeting and event schedule.

MARS is also active in the community, organizing the popular annual Mother’s Day Garden Tour, the annual Rhododendron Show and Plant Sale, and contributing rhododendrons and volunteer labour to Milner Gardens and Woodland.  And don’t forget the special member benefits like Q&A sessions with our rhododendron experts, private garden tours, and discounts at local garden centres and nurseries!

Join us today – we look forward to meeting you soon!

Have questions?  Click here to contact us


Next MARS Meeting:

Our members-only Christmas social takes the place of our December meeting, so our next public meeting is Photo Night in January.  Don’t forget to send in your photos so we can all enjoy them!  Click here for more information.  Visitors welcome!


Next MARS Event:

Whew!  We’re recovering from hosting the international 2019 ARS Fall Conference in September 2019!  If you need to contact us regarding the conference, please click here.

Our next public event will be the annual MARS Rhododendron Show & Sale in April of 2020.  Free admission! Click here for more information


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