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:

Bestselling author Margaret Cadwaladr will give us a behind-the-scenes look at her latest book A Secret Garden: The Story of the Darts Hill Garden Park, and Linda Derkach will take us on a photographic meander through the Delaware River Valley.  Click here for more information.  Visitors welcome!


Next MARS Event:

MARS is proud to host the international 2019 American Rhododendron Society (ARS) Fall Conference.  Held on September 27 – 29, 2019, this will be a weekend of outstanding speakers, informative workshops, friendship, and fun.  We hope to see you there! Click here for more information


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