Welcome to Mount Arrowsmith Rhododendron Society
|COVID-19 Update: Our club is still going strong with virtual meetings in autumn 2020! Visit the Coming Events page for details.|
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.
Have questions? Click here to contact us
Next MARS Meeting:
November 18, 2020: In a ZOOM meeting, rhododendron expert Steve Hootman will show images and discuss the amazing plants and sights seen on a two-week expedition to the mountains of north Vietnam. Click here for details