About Us

The Australian Rhododendron Society was formed in Victoria in 1960, on the initiative of a number of members of the Ferny Creek Horticultural Society, Victoria, having a particular interest in the rhododendron genus, with the objectives of encouraging interest in and disseminating information and knowledge about the genus Rhododendron, and to provide a medium by which all persons interested in the genus may communicate and co-operate with others of similar interest.
We have quarterly meetings and an annual National Convention and AGM where people from all states gather and reconnect. The convention is held on a rotational basis in a different affiliated garden each year.

Rhodo spotting -R selense ssp dasycladum in NW Yunnan

OFFICE BEARERS

President : Simon Begg (VIC) - simonwbegg@gmail.com
Vice President : Jeff Jenkinson (SA)- jgj@internode.on.net
Secretary and Acting Treasurer : Jacki Hatcher (SA) -
hatcherhouse@internode.on.net
Registrar : Lesley Eaton (TAS Hobart) - lesley.eaton@bigpond.com
Editorial Board : Barry Stagoll (VIC) - mirra@iimetro.com.au
Website : Prue Crome (VIC) - prue@crome.net.au

Branch and Local Contacts
John O'Hara (VIC) - johnohara@optusnet.com.au
Robert Hatcher (SA) - hatcherhouse@internode.on.net
Geoff Wood (TAS EVRG) - geoffreywood@me.com
Lesley Eaton (TAS) - lesley.eaton@bigpond.com
Julia Hanley (NSW) - julia@hanley.ws
Roger Lenehan (QLD) - manager@tmbotanicgardens.org.au

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