ARS Comes to the Pacific Northwest

Crystal Springs Rhododendron Garden.
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The Portland area is going to be a popular place this year for plant enthusiasts. I just learned that the American Rhododendron Society (ARS) is celebrating “The World in Your Garden” at its 64th annual international convention in Vancouver, Washington. The conference takes place May 11-15 and you don’t need to be a member to attend. (Two weeks later, the American Peony Society holds its annual meeting in Wilsonville, Ore. And the American Conifer Society is planning its annual meeting in early August.)

ARS has workshops, clinics, garden tours, plant and book sales, foliage and plant displays, and socializing planned throughout the convention, which will be held at the very lovely lodge-like The Heathman Lodge, Vancouver, Wash. Find out all the details at the convention website.