Fraser South Rhododendron Society
Our Monthly Meetings are held on the third Wednesday of each month (except June, July and August) at the United Church Hall basement, 5673 – 200th St. Langley, BC. Doors open shortly after 7:00 pm and the meeting starts at 7:30 pm. Guests are most welcome to attend.
Next Meeting (April)
Wednesday, April 15, 2015 – 7:30 pm. Ron Long will speak on the unique botany of southern Oregon. Although not very far south of British Columbia, geologically and botanically southern Oregon seems much farther. The unusual geology there has led to the evolution of many unusual alpine plants, some of which are absolutely unique.
Ron Long was science photographer at Simon Fraser University for thirty-six years. He began photographing flowers over forty years ago and soon developed an interest in floral photography that he admits borders on obsession. Now retired, Ron travels to wildflower hot spots around the world and gives many presentations to garden clubs between trips. This talk on southern Oregon is one of his favourites.
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Coming Chapter Events
Saturday, April 18, 2015 – 10:00 am to 4:00 pm – Fraser South Rhododendron Society’s Plant Sale at the United Church Hall, 5673 – 200th Street Langley
Sunday, April 19, 2015 – 10 am to 3 pm. Garden tour to members’ gardens, north Surrey area.
Sunday, April 26, 2015 -10 am to 3pm. Open House and sale of species rhododendrons at Fearing’s Farm Nursery, 5376 Ross Road, Abbotsford.
Friday, May 1, 2015 – 7:30 pm – A Special Vancouver Chapter Meeting with 2015 ARS Convention Keynote Speakers Ken Cox and Hartwig Schepker who will each speak on “Plant Hunting in Arunachal Pradesh”. Fraser South Chapter members are invited to attend.
Wednesday, May 6- Sunday, May 10, 2015 – ARS Conference, Sidney, BC. Great talks, garden tours, plant sales and lots of socializing.
Wednesday, May 20, 2015 – 7:30 pm. Monthly meeting. Gear up for one of Fraser South’s annual highlights: our “Justly Famous Beer Bottle Truss Show”. Bring ear muffs to protect yourself from a cacophony of “oohs” and “aahs”. Guests are most welcome.