American Rhododendron Society Annual Meeting
Gordon E. Jones and William Bowden, Co-Chairmen
Fig. 1. Some of the handsome trees of the Arboretum and Catawba Rhododendron
hybrids, Cedar of Lebanon on the left, a Copper Beech on the right, in the distance
the Weeping Silver Linden and an American Elm.
Our Annual Meeting for 1965 will be held at Planting Fields Arboretum, Oyster Bay, L. I., New York, on Friday, May 21st, Saturday, May 22nd, and Sunday, May 23rd, with two additional days of exceptional garden tours on Monday, May 24th and Tuesday, May 25th.
Some of our distinguished participants will be: Dr. Clement G. Bowers, Mr. Harvey Gray, Mr. David Leach, Mr. Guy Nearing, Mr. Paul Vossberg, Dr. John C. Wister, Dr. Henry Skinner, Director of The National Arboretum, and many others. We are honored to announce our featured dinner speakers will be: Mr. James Russell, Sunningdale Nurseries, Windlesham, Surrey, England and Milton V. Walker, M.D., Creswell, Oregon.
Here is a partial program: Thursday, May 20th Evening: Registration at Planting Fields (Coe Hall) Friday, May 21st Morning: Registration at Planting Fields (Cafeteria) Breakfast; Pres. Burns of the New York Chapter to introduce speakers; Welcome to Planting Fields; Orientation GUIDED TOUR of the Planting Fields Arboretum by Gordon Jones, Director, William Bowden, and
Lunch, Guest Speakers PANEL DISCUSSION, Question and answer period Short Talks HOSPITALITY HOUR at Coe Hall Dinner, Guest Speaker: Milton V. Walker, M.D., Creswell, Oregon Saturday, May 22nd Breakfast Board Chartered Bus for All-Day Tours, Gardens of: Mr. and Mrs. Sidney Burns,
Mr. and Mrs. Ferdinand Eberstadt, Mr. and Mrs. Nathaniel Hess, Mr. and Mrs. Hugo Schlaikjer
Box Lunch at one (or two) of the gardens HOSPITALITY HOUR at Coe Hall Dinner, BUSINESS MEETING, Pres. Burns, Official Welcome; Introduction of Chapter Officers
with announcements of chapter activities. Introduction of A.R.S. Pres. Edward B. Dunn; National
Guest Speaker: Mr. James Russell, Sunningdale Nurseries, Windlesham, Surrey, England Sunday, May 23rd Breakfast Garden Tours, Estate of Mr. and Mrs. William R. Coe, Jr., Mill Neck, L. I., and other gardens
SPECIAL BUFFET LUNCHEON
Annual Show (No dinner planned) Monday, May 24th GARDEN TOURS, Long Island. Tentatively scheduled are: Estate of Mr. Mrs. Howard Phipps,
Westbury, L. I., N.Y.; Westbury Nursery, Westbury, L.I., N.Y.; Bayard Cutting Arboretum,
Great River, L. I., N.Y. (Reservations must be made in advance, bus will be chartered)
Tuesday, May 25th GARDEN TOURS, New Jersey, "Laurelwood Gardens," Estate of Mr. and
Mrs. John Knippenberg, Pines Lake, New Jersey
The Knippenbergs cordially invite us to be their guests for luncheon.
A visit to the Union County Test Garden will be scheduled if time is available.
(All reservations must be made in advance, bus will be chartered)
Further details will be given in the April Bulletin.
An invitational letter outlining the program in detail, giving all costs, will be ready in late January and will be mailed to each Chapter. If you would like to have an invitation mailed to you, please write to: Mrs. Emil F. Hager, Jr., Albertson, L. I., N.Y.
Accommodations will be available: Dormitory Rooms at Planting Fields Arboretum, $5.50 Single, $8.00 double. Tides Motel, Locust Valley, L. I., N.Y., from $14 to $16, two persons. Heritage Motel, Woodbury, L. I., N.Y., from $15 to $18, two persons.
All room reservations must positively be received before April 15th. A deposit covering one day should accompany the letter. A limited number of reduced price World's Fair tickets will be available for those members who send in a request in advance.
Registrations will be accepted in the order received, we are limited to 300 persons, so send reservations in early.
The New York Chapter extends a warm welcome to all!