American Rhododendron Society, Ozark Chapter Meeting and Workshop
10 a.m. - 12 p.m., Magnolia Room and Garden Grounds
Do you love rhododendrons but want to know more about how to grow them successfully in the South? Join members of the Ozark Chapter of the American Rhododendron Society for their annual fall meeting at the Gardens. You’ll learn what’s working from those growing these late spring beauties in Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri and Oklahoma. Buddy Lee of Independence, LA, who developed the popular Encore® Azalea series, will be the featured speaker. His talk will include information about great new plants for the all-season garden, as well as exciting species currently under development for Southern gardeners. Bob Byers, GWG Associate Executive Director, will give a brief introduction to the Azalea/Rhododendron and Maple collections at the Gardens and lead a tour of fall highlights in the Gardens following the lecture.
About Buddy Lee:
Robert “Buddy” Lee, the inventor of the Encore® Azalea, the world’s best-selling reblooming azalea, has more than 30 years experience in nursery management, breeding, propagation, and new plant development. Buddy currently serves a Director of Plant Innovations for Plant Development Services, the introducers of Encore® Azalea, the Southern Living® Plant Collection, and the new Sunset Western Garden Collection.
Buddy has been active in numerous horticultural groups and presently is serving as board member of IPPS-SR (International Plant Propagators Society-Southern Region) and of the Louisiana Nursery and Landscape Association. He is past president of The Azalea Society of America.
Free Members | $10 Non-members | Reservations Required | Reserve online or call 800-366-4664 to make reservations.