4th Annual Western Regional Meeting
October 19, 20, 21, 1984
Richmond Inn, Richmond, B.C., Canada
Rhododendrons The Plant for All Places Patio's to Parks"
Friday October 19th
8:00 p.m. Dinner
Speaker Jack Lofthouse Hybridizing
Rhododendrons Displays and Demonstrations
Saturday October 20th
8:30 a.m. Roy Forster"The Van Dusen Rhododendron Collection"
9:30 a.m. Ken Gibson "Hillside Growing in Tofino"
10:00 a.m. Coffee Break
10:30 a.m. Susan Baker "Roof Top Gardening with Rhododendrons"
11:00 a.m. Lynn Watts "Species Rhododendrons for the Small Garden"
1:30 p.m. Dr. Roy Taylor "The Asian Gardens at U.B.C."
2:30 p.m. Fred deWald "Kitchen Tissue Culture"
3:00-6:00p.m. Free Time
6:00 p.m. Happy Hour
7:00 p.m. Banquet
8:30 p.m. Dr. Keith Wade "Rhododendrons in the Wild From China to New Guinea"
Sunday October 21st
9:00 a.m. Bruce Macdonald "Ericaceous Plant Propagation in Europe"
10:00 a.m. Coffee Break
10:30-1 2:00 Hobbyist Workshop Moderator Frank Dorsey
Dr. Bob Rhodes Seed Collecting and Sowing
Les Clay Container Growing, Fertility and Mulching
Harold "Garlic" Johnson Pests and Weed Control
Francesca Darts Record Keeping
1:00-5:00 p.m. Optional Tour to Van Dusen Gardens and U.B.C. Asian Gardens
Information On Speakers
Jack Lofthouse The Vancouver Chapter's best known hybridist. Has hybridized many fine rhododendrons.
Roy Forster Curator Van Dusen Botanical Gardens since 1972. Responsible for design and layout of the Gardens. Graduate of Kew Gardens in England.
Ken Gibson Tofino contractor and hobby grower of fine rhododendrons on Canada's west coast.
Susan Baker Local architect and landscape designer collector of species rhododendrons. Graduate Home Economist and Painter.
Lynn Watts Retired teacher and collector of species rhododendrons. Took over Capperci Nursery, which was famous for its dwarf species rhododendrons.
Dr. Roy Taylor Director Botanical Gardens at U.B.C. and member of the plant science faculty. Prior to this he was a Research Scientist and Chief of Economic Botany at the Plant Research Institute of Agriculture Canada, Ottawa 1962-68
Fred deWald From Washington state, avid tissue culturist and grower of rhododendrons.
Dr. Keith Wade Teacher of Biology at Capilano College, obtained his Doctor's degree from the National University of Australia, did his thesis on the vegetation of New Guinea.
Bruce Macdonald Assistant director Botanical Gardens at U.B.C, came to U.B.C. from Great Britain. Formerly senior lecturer in nursery stock production at Hadlow College and past secretary of Great Britain and Ireland Region International Plant Propagators Society.