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Welcome to

Willamette Chapter
American Rhododendron Society


All are welcome to our chapter meetings which are free and open to the public. They are held on the 2nd Wednesday of the month from September through May. Our meeting may be in person or via Zoom. Meeting information will be sent to members via email and newsletter and also announced on this website. In person meetings will be held in a meeting room at La Margarita Restaurant and Grill, 545 Ferry Street SE, Salem, Oregon, with dinner at 5:00 p.m. and meeting at

7:00 p.m. There is a parking lot on east side of building.


Wednesday, March 13, 2024
Kathy Lintault
Amazing Australia:
Fascinating Gardens, Striking Landscapes, and Iconic Animals

Let’s venture down under to discover stunning gardens and landscapes where you can be startled by kangaroos, wallabies, wombats and more. Kathy Lintault will describe her recent travels from beautiful Sydney with its epic harbor to colorful Melbourne with cafes galore to the tantalizing island almost at the end of the world, Tasmania.


Gardening and travel are two exciting parts of Kathy’s life. Her enthusiasm for rhododendrons, camellias, Japanese maples, and bamboos can run wild in her large garden outside McMinnville, along with heaths and heathers, roses, and xeriscape perennials. In her earlier life, Kathy was an art librarian, so her love of art and design has now become part of enjoying her garden. Experiencing Europe, Asia, and North America refreshes her ideas about gardening. She often has traveled on Hardy Plant Society of Oregon (HPSO) tours—this adventure in Australia and Tasmania being one of them. Kathy is a member of the Willamette, Portland, and Scottish Chapters of the ARS. She also is a past president of the Oregon Camellia Society and edits its website as well as the Willamette Chapter ARS website.


Saturday, March 2, 2024,


Smith Garden Spring Work Party

beginning at 8:00 a.m. Bring your own lunch and snacks. Coffee and water provided. Remember your favorite tools and gloves.

It's really a lot of fun.

Wednesday, April 10, 2024
Will Clausen. Rhododendron Species Botanical Garden
May 2 - 5, 2024
ARS Annual Convention
in Bellingham, Washington

Rhododendrons on the 49th Parallel
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