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Welcome to the Eugene Chapter of the American Rhododendron Society

Here you will find information about our chapter, who we are, and what we do.  Of course, there is also plenty of information about Rhododendrons, one of our favorite garden plants.  

Please look around our website where you will find lots of information about our activities, favorite plants, membership opportunities and our meeting location. To find out more, come to one of our meetings and check us out. We are easy to find and would love to meet you!

 What’s New & Happening ______________

 The monthly meeting location is The Springs at Greer Gardens located at 1282 Goodpasture Island Road, Eugene, OR   Map of facility Here

The meeting date is the third Wednesday of the month. (Except as noted in the Calender)  We look forward to seeing you there!

Eugene ARS meeting Wednesday, April 18th at The Springs.

Join us for Dinner at 5:30 PM and/or meeting at 7:00 PM.


John Stevens & Steve McCormick – Rhododendrons in Southern Chile


A recent travel itinerary took John and Steve to the Lake District of southern Chile in the southern hemisphere's late Spring, November, 2015. They wanted to see if rhododendrons flourished there due to the area's proximity to the Pacific and similar latitude to their home environment in the Pacific Northwest. They were pleased to find a wide distribution of rhododendrons in full bloom and will share what they have learned about the history and origins of rhododendrons in the region.

Ted Hewitt had the pleasure of hearing this talk at the 2016 Western Regional conference which is where this

write-up was taken. The picture is taken from the Eureka Chapter Newsletter Feb 2018 PDF.

No-Host Pre-Meeting Dinner RSVP

Please contact Harold Greer by phone at 541-554-2342 or by e-mail at, so that Harold can let the staff at The Springs know how many will be in our party.

Check out the latest updates to our website

Don’t miss taking a look at the Calendar page. There have been a few changes.

If this is your first visit to our website, we hope that you will look around. We are a diverse, fun-loving group that loves Rhododendrons and all garden plants. Come to one of our meetings to learn more about us! Find information about our meetings here.  Contact a Board member or the Webmaster.

Pictures from the ARS Eugene Chapter, Spring Rhododendron Show & Awards Banquet 2017