Rhododendron Festival 2017
May 27 - June 4

Food Truck Friday!
June 2 & June 23 5-8pm

Enjoy great food truck cuisine (grilled cheese,
wood-fired pizza, cannoli, and more!)
--and exclusive access to Heritage after hours!

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Food Truck Friday

June 2, 5-8pm. Enjoy great Food Truck Cuisine and Heritage After Hours.

Rhododendron Festival

May 27 – June 4. See over 100 varieties of Heritage's signature plants in bloom!

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2017 Program Guide

View our new and exciting programs, events, and exhibits in our 2017 Program Guide

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We have been so pleased with the wonderful programs we have been a part of this year. We spent many summer days playing in Hidden Hollow and attending the family concerts on the lawn.

  • Upcoming Events

    May
    29
    Mon
    10:00 am Rhododendron Festival @ Around the gardens
    Rhododendron Festival @ Around the gardens
    May 29 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
    Rhododendron Festival @ Around the gardens
    Thousands of world-famous rhododendrons in over 100 varieties and an explosion of color cover 100 acres with spectacular blooms. Enjoy a peaceful walk surrounded by walls of flowers, learn more about Heritage’s storied rhododendron legacy, participate in activities with horticulture experts, and take one of these signature plants home with you from the special plant sale. No advance registration required. Daily Rhododendron Collection Walking Tour Saturday, May 27 – Sunday, June 4 11-11:30 am and 2-2:30 pm Meet at the Parade Field Take a deep dive into the world of rhododendrons. Discover how the work done here by two hybridizers – Charles Dexter and Jack Cowles – contributed to the genus Rhododendron and created the plants we love today. Guides will select the most spectacular spots for viewing these stunning plants. No advance registration required. Free with museum admission. Rhododendron Pruning Demonstration Sunday, May 28 – 1-1:45 pm Thursday, June 1 – 1-1:45 pm Saturday, June 3 – 10-10:45 am Join the horticulture staff to learn how to selectively prune your plants to improve vigor, increase bloom density, control height and enhance ornamental value. Discuss the tools, techniques, and timing needed for effective pruning, and watch a demonstration of techniques on various plants along a walk through the garden. Free with museum admission. Rhododendron Care Walk and Talk Saturday, May 27 – 10-10:45 am Tuesday, May 30 – 1-1:45 pm Friday, June 2 – 10-10:45 am Sunday, June 4 – 10-10:45 am Heritage’s horticulture staff will share the basics of how to maintain and care for your rhododendrons. Included are demonstrations of ideal growing situations, watering, fertilizing, mulching, pest control, and demonstrations of pruning, bud-pinching, and dead-heading to encourage optimal health and beauty. Free with museum admission. Name a Rhododendron Officially Name a Rhododendron through the Royal Horticultural Society and enjoy a permanent and unique opportunity for you or a loved one to have your very own rhodie!
    11:00 am Daily Rhododendron Collection Wa... @ Meet at the Parade Field
    Daily Rhododendron Collection Wa... @ Meet at the Parade Field
    May 29 @ 11:00 am – 11:30 am
    Daily Rhododendron Collection Walking Tour @ Meet at the Parade Field
    Celebrate Rhododendron Festival at Heritage and take a deep dive into the world of rhododendrons. Discover how the work done by two hybridizers—Charles Dexter and Jack Cowles—contributed to the genus Rhododendron and created the plants that are so loved today. Guides will select the most spectacular spots for viewing these stunning plants daily. No advance registration required.
    2:00 pm Daily Rhododendron Collection Wa... @ Meet at the Parade Field
    Daily Rhododendron Collection Wa... @ Meet at the Parade Field
    May 29 @ 2:00 pm – 2:30 pm
    Daily Rhododendron Collection Walking Tour @ Meet at the Parade Field
    Celebrate Rhododendron Festival at Heritage and take a deep dive into the world of rhododendrons. Discover how the work done by two hybridizers—Charles Dexter and Jack Cowles—contributed to the genus Rhododendron and created the plants that are so loved today. Guides will select the most spectacular spots for viewing these stunning plants daily. No advance registration required.
    May
    30
    Tue
    10:00 am Rhododendron Festival @ Around the gardens
    Rhododendron Festival @ Around the gardens
    May 30 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
    Rhododendron Festival @ Around the gardens
    Thousands of world-famous rhododendrons in over 100 varieties and an explosion of color cover 100 acres with spectacular blooms. Enjoy a peaceful walk surrounded by walls of flowers, learn more about Heritage’s storied rhododendron legacy, participate in activities with horticulture experts, and take one of these signature plants home with you from the special plant sale. No advance registration required. Daily Rhododendron Collection Walking Tour Saturday, May 27 – Sunday, June 4 11-11:30 am and 2-2:30 pm Meet at the Parade Field Take a deep dive into the world of rhododendrons. Discover how the work done here by two hybridizers – Charles Dexter and Jack Cowles – contributed to the genus Rhododendron and created the plants we love today. Guides will select the most spectacular spots for viewing these stunning plants. No advance registration required. Free with museum admission. Rhododendron Pruning Demonstration Sunday, May 28 – 1-1:45 pm Thursday, June 1 – 1-1:45 pm Saturday, June 3 – 10-10:45 am Join the horticulture staff to learn how to selectively prune your plants to improve vigor, increase bloom density, control height and enhance ornamental value. Discuss the tools, techniques, and timing needed for effective pruning, and watch a demonstration of techniques on various plants along a walk through the garden. Free with museum admission. Rhododendron Care Walk and Talk Saturday, May 27 – 10-10:45 am Tuesday, May 30 – 1-1:45 pm Friday, June 2 – 10-10:45 am Sunday, June 4 – 10-10:45 am Heritage’s horticulture staff will share the basics of how to maintain and care for your rhododendrons. Included are demonstrations of ideal growing situations, watering, fertilizing, mulching, pest control, and demonstrations of pruning, bud-pinching, and dead-heading to encourage optimal health and beauty. Free with museum admission. Name a Rhododendron Officially Name a Rhododendron through the Royal Horticultural Society and enjoy a permanent and unique opportunity for you or a loved one to have your very own rhodie!
  • Exhibitions