The ARS/DRG 2018 International Rhododendron Conference in Europe
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Update! Registration for ARS-members only will begin on Sept. 1st and extend until Nov. 15th. The registration form will be made available on September 1st at 12:01 am at http://ars2018.org/registration.php. See the registration page.
The 2018 ARS Convention will be hosted by the Deutsche Rhododendron Gesellschaft (DRG) in Bremen, Germany. There will be 3 optional tours before the Convention and one optional tour after the Convention. The first pre-tour in the Netherlands will be hosted by the Dutch Chapter of the ARS. It will start on Monday, May 7, 2018, in Amsterdam. The second pre-tour in Germany will be hosted by the DRG. The third pre-tour in Denmark and Sweden will be hosted by the Danish and Swedish Chapters. The post-tour in Finland will be hosted by the Finnish Chapter. Attendees are responsible to make their own way to the first hotel for each options and to make their way home from the last hotel. All tours connect with the next tour. See the other tabs on this website to learn more about the tour options, the tour gardens, the hotels, the speakers and registration.
You are responsible to be at the hotel where the tours start on the starting date and to make your own reservations after the finish date. If choices are not contiguous, you must arrange your own lodging the missing nights.
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Registration should start soon after all details are firmed up.
The following PDF and PowerPoint presentations describe the Convention and the garden tours. For an overview of the tours and Convention with maps, visit the Home page. For a preview of the garden tours, visit the Gardens page. To see the Convention program speakers visit the Speakers page. Note: the pre-tours and post-tour are optional.
Last Updated: August 10, 2017