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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


Please Welcome New Board Member Emily Aune

My name is Emily Aune. I currently work as the full-time field lead and caretaker at Hendricks Park.  This 79-acre city park includes a 10-acre Rhododendron Garden planted in 1951, a Native Plant Garden, picnic areas and acres of forested trails.  This will be my 9th season being on staff at Hendricks Park.  I began my love of the outdoors and plants in Bloomington, Indiana, where I spent my summers working at youth camps and at a retail plant nursery during my last few years of high school.  I moved to Oregon in 1999, as I had some family in Eugene, and I quickly fell in love with the mountains, streams and mossy green forests.

Don’t miss the July 8 Summer Picnic in Bandon!

It will be held jointly with the Southwest Chapter of ARS. The Gathering time is 12:00 p.m. with the eating time at 1:00 p.m.

It will be at the home of Jack & Wanda Hackett

Their address is:  57131 Fuller Rd, Bandon, OR 97477-1835


Later in the year don’t miss the Member Picnic!

It is set for September 17th at Hendrick’s Park in the Pavilion.  The time is 11am to 5pm.


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