43rd John Druecker Memorial Rhododendron Show
CALIFORNIA'S LARGEST RHODODENDRON SHOW!
May 14 and 15, 2022
10:00am to 5:00pm
Each year, the Noyo Chapter of the American Rhododendron Society (ARS) partners with Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens to showcase some of the best rhodie specimens on the west coast. The 43rd John Druecker Memorial Rhododendron Show will be held at the Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens on Saturday, May 14 and Sunday, May 15. The juried show is the largest in California with a typical show displaying more than 800 entries and filling the big tent with cascades of color and fragrance.
The Rhododendron Show is free to attend and open to the public from 10:00am to 5:00pm on Saturday and Sunday. In addition to hundreds of individual flower entries, there will be plants, bonsai, photos, floral arrangements, hourly plant raffles, and educational displays. A large selection of rhododendrons and other plants will be available for purchase in the big tent and at the Gardens' Nursery. Local growers and Noyo Chapter ARS members will be on hand to answer questions and discuss the best plants for your garden.
Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens will be open to visitors during the Rhododendron Show (regular admission rates apply – get tickets online). The Gardens is home to one of the nation’s largest collections of rhododendrons—many hybridized on the Mendocino Coast—and they promise to fill the formal gardens and woodlands with riotous color. The Gardens’ Rhododendron Collection includes over 124 species and 315 taxa. More than 1,000 rhododendrons can be seen blooming throughout the Gardens from early spring until June!
ENTER THE SHOW
Everyone is welcome to enter their best rhododendrons, azaleas, bonsai, photos, and floral arrangements for judging. Those wishing to enter should bring their trusses to the Gardens on Thursday, May 12, between 3:00PM and 7:00PM, and on Friday, May 13, between 9:00AM and 12:00PM. Chapter members will be available to assist in filling out entry forms. Judging will start at 3:00PM on Friday. Judges will award ribbons and trophies to top entries in a wide range of categories. Please visit www.gardenbythesa.org for details on the event or www.noyochapterars.com for more information on entry rules and procedures.
The results of the 2022 Rhododendron Show are in...
Best of Show - Kirk Norton for an R. occidentale spray
Best Noyo Chief - Tom & Kathe Charters
Best White Rhododendron - David & Rhoda Ward Trophy - Dennis & Valerie McKiver
Best Pink Rhododendron - Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens Trophy - Dennis & Valerie McKiver
Best Lavender Rhododendron - John & Gail Vollmer Trophy - Phil & Lucy Johnson
Best Red Rhododendron - Celeri & Son Nursery Trophy - Phil & Lucy Johnson
Best Yakushimanum Hybrid Truss - Bill & Lorraine Fee Trophy - Dennis & Valerie McKiver
Best New Seedling - Peter Schick Memorial Trophy - Ken Jones
Best Evergreen Azalea Spray - Philip B. Cornell Memorial Award - Tom & Kathe Charters
Best Evergreen Azalea Truss - Noyo Chapter Trophy - Dennis & Valerie McKiver
Best Deciduous Azalea Spray - Rose Turner Award - Carla Sarvis
Best Deciduous Azalea Truss - Lloyd G. Turner Memorial Award - Phil & Lucy Johnson
Best R. occidentale - Rosalie Stanley Memorial Trophy - Kirk Norton
Best Small Species Rhododendron - The Philp Family Trophy - Pam Rivette
Best Large Hybrid Spray - Bluewater Trophy - Phil & Lucy Johnson
Sweepstakes Trophy - Awarded according to the highest accumulated score - Dennis & Valerie McKiver
Peoples Choice Award - Ken Jones for ‘Peach Charm’ truss
CLICK HERE to view the rest of the judging results!
Start Date: Saturday, May 14, 2022
End Date: Sunday, May 15, 2022