Author: Société des rhododendrons du Québec

The founding general meeting of the Société des rhododendrons du Québec, affiliated with the Jardin botanique de Montréal, was held on September 28, 2003. Its mission is to promote the cultivation of rhododendrons and their companion plants. The Société des rhododendrons du Québec is a member of the Fédération des sociétés d'horticulture et d'écologie du Québec. Over the years, its members have taken part in conferences, coffee-meetings and garden tours. Various publications have enabled them to refine their knowledge. The Société des rhododendrons du Québec offers tours of private rhododendron gardens. There's no doubting the popularity of ericaceous plants. Several genera are cultivated for their flowering or architectural habit. Visits to these private gardens provide an opportunity to discover their thousand and one secrets in the Quebec context. Disseminating this knowledge to amateur gardeners helps to popularize them and offer gardeners refinement and choice.