The Vancouver Rhododendron Society is a chapter of the American Rhododendron Society.  Meetings held on the 3rd Thursday of the month (some exceptions apply - please refer to PROGRAM).  Meetings start at 7:30 PM at Van Dusen Garden Botanical Garden - Floral Hall.  Doors open at 7:00 PM.  Please click on the PROGRAM menu to see what interesting speakers we have in store for this year.

Come join us for an exciting talk this Thursday by John Weagle entitled "60 + Years of Hybridizing in Atlantic Canada".  

John gardens in Halifax, Nova Scotia. In the early 70’s good friends and gardeners introduced him to more exotic plants and the fateful joys of hybridizing rhododendrons and azaleas. He has been breeding rhododendrons and evergreen azaleas ever since. His main interest is the Family Ericaceae which does so wonderfully well on the misty coast of Nova Scotia. John...

by admin  |  Monday, January 18, 2016  | Read more >>

We are back after a nice summer break.  We have recorded the first of Douglas' presentations to the VRS in our September meeting.  There were some very interesting plants presented along with the beautiful but deadly Aconitum uchiyama.  These sessions are highly informative and present an always interesting selection of plants that provide particular interest this time of year.  We have 13 plants in this one that Douglas talks about.  

Just click on the UBC Garden Bouquet link to the...

by tnosella  |  Friday, October 9, 2015  | Read more >>

For those of you looking for a great read now that the rainy weather is here, please have a look at a new book by Judith Walker and edited by our own Dr. Clive Justice.  The book is entitled 'A Garden For Life : Mary Greig & The Royston Rhododendrons'.

The following is a book review from the Yak by Margaret Hodgson:

"Judith Walker, MBCSLA, RPP, was born in Vancouver, BC, and educated at the University of British Columbia and the University of Washington. She works as a...

by tnosella  |  Friday, October 9, 2015  | Read more >>

Well, I have managed to record another one of Douglas' presentations to the VRS.  His bouquet this time had a bunch of great plants in it, and of course in Douglas-style, the presentation was highly entertaining and very informative.  I believe we have 15 plants in this one that Douglas talks about.  I must get out to UBC Botanical Garden soon to see some of these in their surroundings.  Just click on the UBC Garden Bouquet link to the right.

Another piece of news.  Anyone who is...

by tnosella  |  Thursday, May 14, 2015  | Read more >>

We are pleased to announce that we have a new section here on the VRS website for you to enjoy.  Its called the UBC Garden Bouquet.

At each meeting, we are very privilaged to have Douglas Justice, Associate Director, Curator of Collections at the UBC Botanical Garden, bring in a bouquet of cuttings.  Douglas is a long time member of the VRS.  He brings these cuttings from interesting plants at the UBC Botanical Garden that just happen to be showing their glory at the particular time...

by tnosella  |  Wednesday, February 25, 2015  | Read more >>

Welcome to the Vancouver Rhododendron Society web site.

A new site was created to provide extra features – presentations at our meetings are being recorded with our speakers’ consents and those recorded to date have been posted – go to “programs” and choose the year (videos only available for 2013 onward), then click on the video icon beside the speaker’s name. Other videos will be posted on the site for those who miss the meetings. In the near future there will be an ability to seek...

by tnosella  |  Wednesday, January 1, 2014  | Read more >>