Membership Info


Rhododendron ‘Ilam Cream’

Memberships are available on the American Rhododendron Society website  or from the following:

American Rhododendron Society

P.O. Box 43, Craryville, NY 12521; Phone: 631-533-0375, Fax: 866-883-8019             Email:  

Or contact our Willamette Chapter ARS Treasurer:

Mr. Dana Malby, Treasurer & President, Willamette Chapter, American Rhododendron  Society, 3910 Brooks Ave. NE, Salem, OR 97303-4024    (503) 480-9807


  • Fellowship and friendships with enthusiastic gardeners sharing a common interest.
  • A quarterly journal with color photographs.
  • A seed exchange program, through which you may obtain rare seed.
  • A pollen bank maintained by members interested in propagation.
  • Rental of slide programs on pertinent subjects.
  • An opportunity to support  Rhododendron Research
  • An annual rhododendron conference in one of the garden cities of the world, including:
    *Opportunities to meet world leaders in the field.
    *Visits to private and public gardens.
    *An international flower show.
    *Opportunities to learn and share.
  • Regional conferences


  • Participate in chapter activities.
  • Buy rare and scarce plants at auctions or sales (not exclusively rhododendrons)
  • Obtain cuttings of plants
  • Participate in maintenance and enjoyment of the Cecil and Molly Smith Garden
  • Receive a newsletter.
  • Enjoy speakers and slide programs.
  • Learn how to grow rhododendrons and azaleas.
  • Go on garden tours.
  • Buy books at discount.
  • Get landscaping help.