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Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens, 47 acres of botanical bliss fronting the Pacific Ocean

Annual Rhododendron Show

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Winners of Best New Seedling - Phil & Lucy Johnson | Photo by Dick Jones, Noyo Chapter American Rhododendron Society gallery image
2017 Show Chairpersons Julie & Bruce Donaldson | Photo by Dick Jones, Noyo Chapter American Rhododendron Society gallery image
Show workers Kathy, Ken, and Fran | Photo by Dick Jones, Noyo Chapter American Rhododendron Society gallery image
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Dick Jones & Rosalie Stanley | Photo by Linda Lawley, Noyo Chapter American Rhododendron Society gallery image
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Photo by Dick Jones, Noyo Chapter American Rhododendron Society gallery image
Judges Richard & Parker | Photo by Dick Jones, Noyo Chapter American Rhododendron Society gallery image
Barbara McGuire and daughters | Photo by Dick Jones, Noyo Chapter American Rhododendron Society gallery image
One of MCBG
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The elegant tent featured a cascade of vibrant rhododendrons, raffles, a silent auction, people
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Sweepstakes winners, Dennis and Valerie McKiver show off some of their winning trusses. Photo by Dick Jones, Noyo Chapter American Rhododendron Society gallery image
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The Gardens took away quite a few awards this year! gallery image

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Results from the 40th Annual John Druecker Memorial Rhododendron Sho

Total Number of Entries in 2017: 803
Total Number of Ribbons Awarded 2017: 231 plus 84 Honorable Mentions

Trophy Winners

Best of Show – Valerie & Dennis McKiver, hybrid (‘Lady Roseberry X R. oreotrephes) spray

Best Noyo Chief – Babs & Sam Levine

People's Choice – Valerie & Dennis McKiver, ‘Black Widow’ truss

Best Deciduous Azalea Truss/Lloyd G. Turner Memorial Award  Phillip and Lucy Johnson, unknown

Best Deciduous Azalea Spray/Rose Turner Award  Phillip and Lucy Johnson, unknown

Best Evergreen Azalea Spray/Philip B. Cornell Memorial Award  Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens, R. rubropilosum

Best Evergreen Azalea Truss/Noyo Chapter Trophy – Valerie & Dennis McKiver, ‘Kerrigan’s Pink Bouquet’

Best New Introduction/Peter Schick Memorial Trophy  – Phillip and Lucy Johnson, ‘Nancy Evans’ X ‘Noyo Chief’

Best Red Rhododendron/Celeri & Son Nursery Trophy – Tom & Kathryn Charters, ‘Jim Drewry’

Best Lavender Rhododendron – Phillip and Lucy Johnson, ‘Van Ness Sensation’

Best White Rhododendron /David and Rhoda Ward Trophy  Phillip and Lucy Johnson, ‘Lady de Rothschild’

Best Large Hybrid Spray/Bluewater Trophy – Ken Jones, Forest Lane Nursery, ‘Patricia Marie’

Best Small Species Rhododendron/The Philp Family Trophy – Valerie & Dennis McKiver, R. benhallii

Best Yakushimanum Hybrid Truss/Bill & Lorraine Fee Trophy – Valerie & Dennis McKiver, ‘Silver Skies’

Best Pink Rhododendron /Mendocino Coast Botanical Garden Trophy – Wendy and Jim Ponts, ‘Ruby Bowman’

Sweepstakes Award – Dennis & Valerie McKiver

Blue Ribbon Winners
20 winners of 71 blue ribbons awarded

-Tom & Kathryn Charters (1)

-Bruce & Julie Donaldson (3)

-Phillip & Lucy Johnson (12)

-Dick Jones (9)

-Ken Jones (4)

-Byron & Teresa Jonk (2)

-Sharon & Howard Lau (1)

-Babs & Sam Levine (2)

-Doria Lewis (1)

-Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens (5)

-Dennis & Valerie McKiver (24)

-Ed Monsen (1)

-Ben Nicholson (1)

-Judy Parker (1)

-Wendy & Jim Ponts (2)

-Armando & JoAnne Quevedo (1)

-Rosalie Stanley (2)

-Fran & Ted Steinhart (1)

-Scott Vorhees (1)

-John & Susan Winding (2)

Sweepstakes
Points earned: 3 for 1st, 2 for 2nd, 1 for 3rd

-Dennis & Valerie McKiver: 211 points

-Phil Johnson: 75 points

-Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens: 45 points

-Dick Jones: 39

-Ken Jones: 32