ARS Annual Meeting Goes East in 1962
Thomas Wheeldon, M.D., General Chairman
The East is to be honored by having the 1962 annual meeting of the American Rhododendron Society at Winterthur in Delaware, May sixth and seventh. This has been made possible by the generosity of Mr. Henry Francis DuPont and Longwood Foundation, and by the efforts of those serving on the various committees. May I urge you to make your plans to come, not only to be present at the meeting, but also to visit many of the points of horticultural interest that will be available to you at that time. A list of these will be published and all will emphasize rhododendron, including azaleas. All of the Eastern Chapters are cooperating to make this meeting one of real interest and value.
|Program: American Rhododendron Society 18th Annual Meeting - 1962, Winterthur, Delaware|
Sunday, May 6th
|Admission to Winterthur Gardens 1 to 4:30 p.m. Gardens closed to the public after 4:30 p.m. Open after 5 p.m. without charge to Members of American Rhododendron Society and others registered to attend the Meeting and Show. Special buses will leave Hotel DuPont, Wilmington at 4:45 p.m. and return to Wilmington at 10:00 p.m.|
|5-6 p.m. Registration at the Pavilion and Flower Show.|
|6:30 p.m. Dinner at the Pavilion as guests of Henry F. DuPont. Master of Ceremonies and Toastmaster - Dr. Thomas Wheeldon, President Mid-Atlantic Chapter, ARS and General Chairman of the 1962 Meeting.|
| Introduction of Presidents of other Chapters.
Introduction of C. Gordon Tyrrell, Local Chairman of the Meeting.
Discussion of "Rhododendron Growing in the Pacific Northwest," Edward B. Dunn, Vice-President ARS.
Annual Business Meeting, Conducted by Dr. J. Harold Clarke, President ARS.
|Monday, May 7th|
|Winterthur Gardens open 10:00 a.m. to 4 p.m. without charge to members of the American Rhododendron Society and others registered to attend the meeting. Special buses will leave Hotel DuPont, Wilmington 9:30 a.m.|
|10:00 a.m. Meet at Pavilion for tour of Winterthur Gardens conducted by Henry F. DuPont, C. Gordon Tyrrell, Walter Petroll, Harold Bruce and staff. In case of rain there will be a special indoor program at the Pavilion.|
|12:30 p.m. Lunch|
| C. Gordon Tyrrell, Local Chairman, Presiding. Panel Discussion.
"Rhododendron Growing East and West" Moderator: Clement G. Bowers. Panel Members: Joseph B.
Gable, John Henny, Rudolph Henny, David G. Leach, Henry T. Skinner, Paul Vossberg.
|4:00 p.m. Buses will leave for Longwood Gardens, Kennet Square, Pa.|
4:15-6:15 p.m. Tour of Gardens and Greenhouses conducted by Dr. Russel J. Seibert, Director and Everett Miller, Superintendent and staff.
|6:30 p.m. Social Hour|
|7:00 p.m. Annual Banquet|
|Dr. Russel J. Seibert, Presiding. Speaker: Dr. John Creech: "Exploring for Azaleas in Japan."|
|9:30 p.m. Fountain Display.|
|10:00 p.m. Buses will return to Hotel DuPont.|
Members from a distance are invited to visit the National Arboretum, Washington, D.C. on Saturday May 5th, Sunday morning May 6th or Tuesday May 5th to see the famous hillside of Glenn Dale azaleas which should be at or near their height on these days.
Special tours will be arranged for Members wishing to visit gardens in the Philadelphia area on May 9th to see azaleas. Apply at Registration Desk at Pavilion for full information.