Who We Are
The Niagara Region, Rhododendron Society of Canada, is affiliated with the American Rhododendron Society (ARS) and, together with the Atlantic and Toronto Regions of the Rhododendron Society of Canada, comprises District 12 of the ARS.
This web site describes activities of a group of enthusiasts who grow Azaleas and Rhododendrons in the golden horseshoe of southern Ontario. Our membership includes growers and hybridizers in various Canadian regions and abroad. Periodic meetings allow members: (a) to share experiences in growing rhododendrons and azaleas, (b) opportunities to have questions answered, (c) to receive current information on principles and practices related to the genus Rhododendron, and (d) to hear speakers who address a variety of specialized issues. Our Chapter makes available a large selection of not readily available hardy rhododendrons, azaleas and companion plants at special member prices. An annual seed and cutting exchange allows members to experiment with new varieties and to acquire otherwise difficult to obtain species and varieties. We also provide reliable advice on how to grow rhododendrons and azaleas under your unique conditions.
Benefits of Membership
We welcome anyone interested in growing rhododendrons and azaleas, from novices through experienced growers, and offer a range of member benefits:
- Speakers with international reputations
- Regular meetings with speakers, plant raffles, and socializing over refreshments
- Newsletter of the Niagara Chapter
- Annual Plant Sale offering 10% discount to members
- Advance orders for members for the Annual Plant Sale
- Plants for Members (P4M) - special annual sales offered at cost of production of the plants
- Priority access to special, rare, plants from the Species Foundation
- Free entrance to Species Foundation Gadens in Seattle, WA
- Option to participate in the Brueckner plant distribution & plant evaluation program
- Priority access to annual ARS seed distribution
- Gardening books at discount prices
- The quarterly, colourful and informative ARS Journal
- Community Rhodo garden projects
- Occasional Garden Tours
- Annual Picnic
Please join us today!