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!