Mount Arrowsmith Rhododendron Society (MARS) welcomes members from all over Vancouver Island and beyond!

Join us now (or renew your membership) to enjoy these great benefits:

    • Eight monthly meetings including door prizes, plant raffles, educational presentations, and social time with coffee, tea, and goodies.
    • Access to Zoom presentations by associate clubs and other gardening organizations.
    • Four quarterly issues of the prestigious American Rhododendron Society Journal.
    • Membership in the American Rhododendron Society (ARS), which includes access to the ARS seed exchange and all regional meetings.
    • Name badges and annual membership cards.
    • Discounts (usually 10%) at local garden centres and nurseries.
    • Access to the free club library of gardening books, magazines, and videos.
    • The colourful and informative monthly MARS newsletter.
    • Social activities:  MARS holds several members-only potluck dinners throughout the year.
    • Bus tours to unique gardens and other places of interest (there is an additional cost for transportation, meals, and accommodations).
    • Advice from rhododendron experts familiar with the local growing conditions.
    • A chance to connect with enthusiastic gardeners of all ages!

Membership is $30.00 per year for up to 2 people who share the same address, and includes membership in both MARS and the ARS.  Dues must be paid by December 1 for the coming calendar year.  You can join by mail, in person, or by submitting the online form below.

A point of interest:  MARS does not keep any membership fees for the local club.  All membership fees go to the ARS, and all our activities and expenditures are supported by the fund-raising and volunteer efforts of our members.

We hope you’ll join us!  (If you’re already a MARS member, you can use the links below to renew your membership, too. Welcome back!)

 To join MARS online:

Click here to join using our online membership application

To join MARS in person:

To join MARS by mail:

Questions about membership?  Please click here to contact us.

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