44th annual John Druecker Memorial Rhododendron ShowName: 44th annual John Druecker Memorial Rhododendron ShowDate: May 6, 2023 - May 7, 2023Website: https://www.gardenbythesea.org/Event Description:
Each year, the Noyo Chapter of the American Rhododendron Society (ARS) partners with Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens to showcase some of the best rhodie specimens on the west coast. The juried show is quite possibly the largest in California with a typical show displaying more than 800 entries and filling the big tent with cascades of color and fragrance.
The Rhododendron Show is free to attend and open to the public from 10:00am to 4:00pm on Saturday and Sunday. In addition to hundreds of individual flower entries, there will be plants, bonsai, photos, floral arrangements, hourly plant raffles, and educational displays. A large selection of rhododendrons and other plants will be available for purchase in the big tent and at the Gardens' Nursery. Local growers and Noyo Chapter ARS members will be on hand to answer questions and discuss the best plants for your garden.
The Gardens is home to one of the nation’s largest collections of rhododendrons, many hybridized on the Mendocino Coast, and they promise to fill the formal gardens and woodlands with riotous color. The Gardens’ Rhododendron Collection includes over 124 species and 315 taxa. More than 1,000 rhododendrons can be seen blooming throughout the Gardens from early spring until June!