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Rhododendron Flower Show and Sale at New England Botanic Garden
May 20 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Fabulous rhododendron flower displays, educational lectures and workshops, and opportunities to purchase unusual and rare rhododendrons, azaleas, and other compatible plants grown by society members are in bloom May 20 at the New England Botanic Garden at Tower Hill in Boylston.
Rhododendron, lovingly known as “Rhodies,” are a genus of woody plants native to Asia, North America, Europe, and Australia. They grow in temperate deciduous forests often along hillsides and mountain slopes. This spring, the Massachusetts Chapter of the American Rhododendron Society brings you a show that will immerse you in the world of rhodies! As a portion of the event, rhododendron flowers grown by society members will be entered into competition, grouped, and judged by type. A guided informational tour of the show’s entries will help you learn what qualities to look for in your own flowers. Bring your questions! Expert growers will be on-hand to help you learn more about all things rhododendron.
Lecture: “du Pont family Estates of the Brandywine Valley (Woodland Garden)” | 11AM–12PM
Guided Flower Show Tour: 12:30-1PM
Lecture: “Interesting New Rhododendron Hybrids for New England Gardens” | 1–2PM
Lecture: “Choosing and Exhibiting Rhododendron Flowers” | 2:30–3:30PM