Learn more about rhododendrons from the experts, including how to successfully grow them in your home landscape and take home a free rhododendron (while supplies last) during Rhododendron Weekend at the Holden Arboretum.
Activities will be held Saturday, May 25 and Sunday, May 26 from 10am to 4pm, and include:
- Guided Tours of the Arboretum’s rhododendron collections, which should be at or near peak bloom, highlighting the beauty of the plants as well as Holden Forests & Gardens’ horticulture, research and conservation efforts.
- Rhododendron Flower Show highlighting the many varieties of rhododendron that can be grown in the Great Lakes region
- Landscape Exhibit featuring hardy, low-maintenance rhododendrons that can add a “Wow” factor to small urban gardens and yards.
- A Hands-On Planting Station allowing guests to get their hands dirty and take home a free rhododendron while supplies last.
On Saturday, from 4 – 6pm, learn more about the research being conducted utilizing rhododendrons during a free public seminar at the Corning Visitor Center. The program includes:
- “From Horticulture Hero to Cancer Cure: What Research Has Your Rhododendron Done Today?” presented by Holden Forests & Garden scientist Juliana Medeiros, PhD.
- “The Power of Citizen Science: How We Grew Our Community with Colored Cabbages and Rhododendron Hybrids,” presented by Nick Yarmoshouk and Christina Woodward, Niagara Chapter of the American Rhododendron Society.
Activities and seminars are open to the public and free for members and included with admission for nonmembers. Space is limited and available on a first-come, first-serve basis. The weekend’s events are being held in conjunction with the American Rhododendron Society’s annual meeting.