The ARS 2018 International Rhododendron Conference in Europe
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The 2018 ARS Conference will be hosted by the Deutsche Rhododendron Gesellschaft (DRG) in Bremen, Germany. There will be 3 optional tours before the Conference and one optional tour after the Conference. 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. The tours and Conference are designed to work together as one continuous trip with 4 options on where to start and 2 options on where to finish. See the other tabs on this website to learn more about the tour packages, the tour gardens, the hotels, the speakers and registration.
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That means there are 8 possible combinations ranging from 6 days for just the Conference to 24 days if you do everything: the 3 pre-Conference tours starting in Amsterdam, the Conference, and the post-Conference tour to Finland ending in Helsinki. Depending upon your package choice you will have one of 4 starting dates and cities. You will also have on of 2 dates to finish your package. You are responsible to be at the hotel where the tour starts on the starting date and to make your own reservatons after the finish date.
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More details will be posted after they are firmed up. Registration is expected to after the ARS Conference in Eureka, California and when details are firmed up. The website for the ARS 2017 Conference in Eureka is http://eurekarhody.org/convention.php.
The following PDF and PowePoint presentations describe the Conference and the garden tours. For an overview of the tours and Conference with maps, visit the Home page. For a preview of the garden tours, visit the Gardens page. To see the conference program speakers visit the Speakers page. Note: the pre-tours and post-tour are optional.
Last Updated: June 13, 2017