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Rhododendron Show

Inside the Tacoma Mall
Fig. 8.  Inside the Tacoma Mall, looking from columnarium
down the Mall; taken at night without flash. Note even,
well balanced illumination.
Bob Badger photo
Outside of Tacoma Mall Entrance to the Tacoma Mall
Fig. 9.  Tacoma Mall, taken from outside,
looking in, at night without flash.
Bob Badger photo
Fig. 10.  Night view of entrance to the Tacoma
Yuen Lui photo

The 1966 Annual Meeting of The American Rhododendron Society will be held at the Sherwood Inn in Tacoma. The accompanying Rhododendron Show will be in the New Tacoma Mall Shopping Center's enclosed two acre Mall area. With its soaring columns, fountains and planters, the Mall is one of the largest and most attractive showrooms in the Northwest.
A continuous spring-like effect is achieved in the Mall by a powerful air conditioning system. Special interior lighting augments the natural daylight flooding through Plexiglas ceiling panels. In the evening the new lighting is very bright but diffused and shadowless.
In this superb setting, the Tacoma Chapter will present the 1966 Annual Meeting Rhododendron Show. Six judges will judge the Show early Friday morning, May 13th, among them being, Major Peter Barber, of The Exbury Gardens, Southhampton, England; Dr. August Kehr, Head of the Division of Vegetables and Ornamentals, U. S. D. A.; Mr. Brian Mulligan, Director of the University of Washington Arboretum and Dr. Robert Ticknor, Secretary-Treasurer of the A.R.S.
At the time of writing, there are already a number of landscape displays promised from amateurs, nurserymen and A.R.S. chapters. These exhibitors are not only from the Tacoma area but also from other Western Washington and Oregon cities.
Truly wonderful is the desire of the Vancouver, B.C. chapter to enter a landscape display from their membership. This gives the Show a flavor of international competition.

Hours of the Show will be:
Fri., May 13 12:00 noon to 11:00 P.M.
Sat., May 14 8:00 A.M. to 11:00 P.M.
Sun.. May 15 8:00 A.M. to 6:30 P.M.

Judging will he separated into two distinct categories for competitive landscape displays. Commercial nurserymen's displays will be judged separately from the amateur and chapter displays.
Anyone desiring to exhibit plants or trusses may obtain further information from the Show Chairmen, Mr. and Mrs. Bob Badger, Tacoma, Washington, or the Plant Chairman, Mr. Claude Parkinson, Tacoma, Washington.