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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 ______________

 May 5th 2018 Hendricks Park Tour

Before the Spring Rhodendron Show

The Tour is at 1pm

The tour will be lead by Emily Aune. Meet at the Hendricks Park Shelter, 2200 Summit Ave, Eugene, OR


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!

April’s Speakers

John Stevens & Steve McCormick – Rhododendrons in Southern Chile

Thank you John and Steve for an excellent presentation!

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

May 5th 2018

Spring Rhododendron Show & Banquet

Come join us for another fabulous flower show!

The show opens at 3pm

There will be good food, beautiful flowers, new plants and, most importantly, the camaraderie of friends! This year it will be held at The Springs at Greer Gardens. 1282 Goodpasture Island Road, Eugene, OR

For more information and details checkout the May, 2018 Newsletter.  You will find a complete schedule of events and a map of the facility.