Coming Events

Upcoming MARS Events:

MARS June Meeting

Members-Only Potluck

Spring is here! This will be our last get-together before our summer break.  All members are welcome for a casual potluck.


Please sign up to bring an appetizer or dessert and a beverage of your choice, plus plates, cutlery, cups, chair, and name tags.

Location: Private residence.  If you are a prospective new member and this will be your first meeting, we’d love to welcome you to the potluck and to our club.  Please contact us for the address and details.
Saturday June 15, 2024
Appies at 4:30 PM, dinner at 5:00 PM


MARS Summer Hiatus
We’re taking a break from meetings to play in our gardens — see you in September!


Fall Into Gardening 2024

“Planning for the Future”

MARS (Mount Arrowsmith Rhododendron Society), NRS (Nanaimo Rhododendron Society), and VIMGA (Vancouver Island Master Gardeners Association) are pleased to offer a day of education and enjoyment with internationally recognized gardening experts.

Click here for a printable information sheet and schedule

Pre-registration recommended.  Registration details will be available in September 2024 at

Location: Qualicum Beach Civic Centre
747 Jones Street, Qualicum Beach, BC
Sunday October 27, 2024
10:00 AM to 3:30 PM

Tickets are $25 in advance or $30 at the door. Coffee, tea, and treats will be provided – please bring your own bag lunch.


More events coming — stay tuned!

Want to see what we’ve been up to in the past?  Click here to view video archives of some of our previous meetings.

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