Welcome to Mount Arrowsmith Rhododendron Society

Hello, rhododendron enthusiasts!A gorgeous garden from the Mount Arrowsmith Rhododendron Society's annual garden tour.

Vancouver Island, British Columbia is one of the few areas in Canada where most 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 novice gardener, 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!  We also work with other garden clubs in the Qualicum Beach, Parksville, Port Alberni, and Nanoose Bay area, to support local events and share each others’ event calendars.

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

Have questions?  Click here to contact us


Next MARS Meeting:

At our February meeting, horticultural expert Rose Prufer will demonstrate pruning techniques for rhododendrons, azaleas, and other plants.  Come and see how sad gangling plants get transformed to beautiful showpieces!   Click here for more information.  Visitors welcome.


Next MARS Event:

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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